1979 Land Rover Series III

4th Annual Salt Lake City Classic Car Auction | Mar 30, 2019

2.25L Inline Four Automatic

AUCTION
4th Annual Salt Lake City Classic Car Auction
RUN
#116.0
YEAR
1979
MAKE
Land Rover
MODEL
Series III
STYLE
SUV
ENGINE
2.25L Inline Four
TRANSMISSION
Automatic
COLOR
Olive Drab

1979 Land Rover Series III


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

1979 LHD Land Rover Series III Ex-Ministry of Defense (MOD) LWB 109. The series III was produced between 1971 – 1985 and in the Series III the 2.25-litre engine had its compression raised from 7:1 to 8:1, increasing the power slightly over the Series IIa. The Series III was also the first model to feature synchromesh on all four gears and the clutch design was modified to include a diaphragm spring, resulting in smoother and quieter gear changes. This rover runs and drives great whist retaining its military cosmetics and heritage. This truck can be used as is on weekend OFF ROAD excursions or would be a great starting point for a restoration project.

ENGINE: Powered by a 2.25-litre petrol 4-cylinder engine and Zenith carburetor fitted with a 24v FFR battery system originally used for the military radio system. The engine starts easily, runs/idles well and produces good power. 

DRIVETRAIN: 4-speed full synchromesh transmission and 2-speed transfer case with High range ratio 1.48:1 and Low range ratio 2.35:1. Heavy duty Land Rover front axle and a Salisbury axle in the rear. Sits on 7.5 – 16in tires and has 11 x 2.25in front and rear drum brakes.

EXTERIOR: The all-aluminum body is rust free and is painted in thick military green paint with bumps and dents consistent with military use. The doors are in great shape and have zero rust in the aluminum panels as well as the bottom edge of the door and window frame. Soft top is free of any rips or tears. Tires have 90% tread life left and are mounted on military green painted steel rims. Headlights, tail lights and indicators all work as they should.

INTERIOR: Inside the cab black vinyl seats for the driver and passenger are in excellent shape. The rear tub paint is worn due to use and all aluminum metal panels are rust free. The gauges in the dash are working and the switches for exterior lights work along with the indicators.