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1971-1985 LAND ROVER SIII specifications


Series III improvements are easy to spot thanks to the repositioned headlights (late SIIAs had them, too) and updated plastic radiator grille. The updated – more safety conscious – interior and all synchromesh gearbox acknowledged the opposition was catching up, and the option of overdrive catered for those who needed their Land Rovers for serious on-road work. It was during the Series III production that the Rover V8 engine was added to the range, initially in low compression form to allow it to run on whatever grade fuel its owner threw at it.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £1,002
  • Price (excellent)
    £4,000
  • Price (good):
    £3,000
  • Price (average):
    £1,300
  • Price (project):
    £400

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    29.1secs
  • Top speed:
    68.0mph
  • Power:
    70.0bhp
  • Torque:
    119.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    18.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Engine AWD
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3264mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2235mm
  • Width:
    1676mm
  • Height:
    2007mm
  • Weight:
    1380kgs

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