Sunday 21 August 2016

1974 LAND ROVER SERIES 3, 88", 2.25 4Cyl Petrol (Historic - Tax exempt)

Selling my very original and tax exempt 1974 Series 3 Land Rover 2.25 Petrol 88" with hardtop, a particularly honest & unmolested vehicle which is standard apart from the modular wheels & tyres. If you like genuine patina then you will definitely like this, still wearing its original paint and panels with the minor scuffs, marks, fading (see bonnet & n/s front wing) and dents you'd expect after 42 years of use. Mot'd in January 2016 it has a good solid chassis but is not without faults - one corner brace is missing & a couple of holes are visible where the fuel tank mounts bolt on. Detailed inspection might find other areas of weakness but it seems good and solid to me. There is a very small hole on the bulkhead below the passenger lower door hinge (see pics) but the rest is good and solid. I would say this drives pretty well for a Series and is great fun, to me at least... It goes in a straight line without too much play at the wheel, did stop OK for what it is (an early S3 so 10" brakes and no servo) after I replaced the linings all round, plus 2 new front wheel cylinders and lines BUT the pedal is requiring a pump or two again so it does need a new master cylinder. The engine performs fine and the last owner fitted a new Zenith 36 IV carburettor which might still benefit from a touch more fine-tuning, but it starts reliably and runs well when warmed up. There is also a recent new fuel pump. Goes into & out of 4WD as it should & the gearbox works well.

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