2022 Shannons Summer Timed Online Auction
Lot
169

1976 Land Rover Series 3 88 SWB (4.4 ltr V8) Modified

$33,500

Melbourne

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Specifications

Engine 4.4 litre Leyland Terrier V8
Gearbox Four-speed manual (with Fairey overdrive)
Body Work Utility
Colour Spanish Olive
Interior Tan
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Steel
Brakes Drum/drum

Description

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The Series 3 Land Rovers continued the great traditions set by the Series 1 and 2s that preceded it. Introduced in 1971 it was offered initially in three body-styles from the factory, with two and four door wagons and a utility tray the options. As it evolved further variants were offered to various markets, to be built on the same basic cab/chassis. Around 440,000 Series 3 Landies were built during its reign, with production finishing 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 litre V8, matched to a solid, dual-range four-speed four-wheel-drive manual transmission.