Land Rover Series 3 88" 1983 Hardtop with Side Windows Petrol 83,000 Miles
DHP registration number first registered for Land Rover UK this vehicle would have probably been a press car or a demonstrator for the release of the Land Rover 110 as Series 3's were also used in the brochure.
DHP 493Y – 1983 Land Rover Series 3 Hardtop with 83,000 miles from new. Complete with overdrive.
DHP has only covered 83,000 miles from new. The vehicle has spent a majority of it's recent life in Devon.
The vehicle comes complete with old mots and invoices for recent work done to the vehicle going back to 2013. It has had hundreds spent on it.
It is in one of there most classic colour combinations Marine Blue with the Limestone Wheels and hardtop it looks fantastic. The side windows have been retrofitted and are not a genuine item but are beneficial as it provides more light and visibility when parking the vehicle. It also has a safari top roof.
To find an unmolested example has become very hard, but to find one that has such a good history file, only covered eighty-three thousand miles, retains all of its original panels, its original chassis, engine, gearbox is becoming very hard.
The bodywork on DHP is very straight and honest but it has been repainted on the outside only prior to us purchasing the vehicle but we feel it wouldn't warrant a full respray at this stage.
The interior has original factory black and white cloth seats as fitted to the county models this could have been used as a test model by land rover to try the new interior that went into the county and 110 and 90 defender after. The dash is unmarked with no cracks or sun damage.
All windows open, all the window channels are good and because the vehicle has been kept under cover not rusted away as so often is the case.
The load area is exceptionally clean and doesn't show any sights of heavy use and is presented with a carpet. Bench seats can be fitted should the buyer wish at an additional cost.
DHP 493Y has one of the best original engine bays we have seen on a Series 3, extremely clean with original stickers still in place. The petrol engine fires up and drives very well there is no smoke, it idles sweetly and has plenty of power. The block still has it’s original paint as does the head. This is the later five bearing crank engine. The engine has been fully serviced by ourselves.
The factory fitted engine busts into life on the turn of the key. It is apparent that this is a vehicle that has been maintained and covered low mileage it runs as quiet and smooth as any Series Land Rover that we have ever had.
A joy to drive and such fun, the vehicle will have a full 12-month MOT from the day of sale. This is a useable land rover that can be left outside and used properly and not parked in a garage and forgotten about. Four wheel drive and low range engage, as they should. The gears change up and down as they should it has a very quiet gearbox which is a good sign of it's light use over the years. It will be supplied fully serviced including engine, oil filter, main gearbox, transfer box, overdrive, diffs and the swivels.
Almost all Series Land Rovers we have had drip a little oil, some quite a lot, DHP 493Y is the exception though no drips of oil to speak of even after standing for days in the same place. The steering is as it should be and the vehicle doesn't wonder on the road like some series vehicles do. It is sitting on the larger 7.50 x 16 road tyres.
This is a very honest 33-year-old Series Land Rover. You will have to go a long way to find a better vehicle.
Anything on this Land Rover that required attention has been done it is now faultless.
If anybody has any further interest in a *HP ***Y Land Rover then we have others that will also be listed soon. Including a trident green pre production EHP 110 County Station wagon which is Y reg and so is very early. Also a X reg Series 3 County Station Wagon 88" in Masai Red which again is a factory registration number. *DU ***X
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