2011 Shannons Melbourne Autumn Classic Auction
Lot
10

1978 Land Rover Series 3 'Ex Army' Utility

$3,000

Sold

Specifications

Engine 6 cylinder, Petrol
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Body Work Utility
Colour Khaki
Interior Green
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Steel Disc
Brakes Drum

Description

This lot is no longer available

The Series 3 Land Rovers continued on the great traditions set by the Series 1 and 2s that preceeded it. Introduced in 1971 it was offered in three body-styles from the factory, with two and four door wagons and a utility tray the options. Around 440,000 Series 3 Landies were built during its reign, with production finishing up in 1985. The Series 3 carried over the wing-mounted headlights introduced during the Series 2A, but the biggest change to the appearance was the adoption of a plastic grille in place of the metal one used before. 2.25 litre Petrol and Diesel four cylinder engines were offered along with a 2.6 litre six and 3.5 V-8, matched to a solid, dual-range 4-speed manual transmission.