The Land Rover series I, II, and III (commonly referred to as series Land Rovers, to distinguish them from later models) are off-road vehicles produced by the British manufacturer Rover Company. The Land Rover was the first mass-produced civilian four-wheel drive car with doors on it. In 1992, Land Rover claimed that 70% of all the vehicles they had built were still in use.
Most series models feature leaf-sprung suspension with selectable two or four-wheel drive (4WD), however series I's produced between 1948 and mid-1951 had constant 4WD via a freewheel mechanism, and the Stage 1 V8 version of the series III featured permanent 4WD. All three models could be started with a front hand crank and had the option of front & rear power takeoffs for accessories.
The series III had the same body and engine options as the preceding IIa, including station wagons and the 1 Ton versions. Little changed cosmetically from the IIA to the series III. The series III is the most common series vehicle, with 440,000 of the type built from 1971 to 1985. The headlights were moved to the wings on late production IIA models from 1968/9 onward (ostensibly to comply with Australian, American and Dutch lighting regulations) and remained in this position for the series III. The traditional metal grille, featured on the series I, II and IIA, was replaced with a plastic one for the series-III model. The 2.25-litre engine had its compression raised from 7:1 to 8:1, increasing the power slightly (the high compression engine had been an optional fit on the IIa model for several years). During the series-III production run from 1971 until 1985, the 1,000,000th Land Rover rolled off the production line in 1976. The series III saw many changes in the later part of its life as Land Rover updated the design to meet increased competition. This was the first model to feature synchromesh on all four gears, although some late H-suffix SIIA models (mainly the more expensive Station Wagons) had used the all-synchro box.
- Land Rover
- Series 3
- Orlando Auto Museum
- Fuel Specification
- Engine Size
- Rear Brakes Specification
- Transmission Spec
- Transmission Type
Orlando Auto Museum offers some of the most competetive financing rates available. Financing can be a tool to help you purchase a better quality vehicle and earn a higher return on your investment. Are you interested? Figure out your rate and get one step closer to driving your dream!
Whether you're buying a vehicle from us or simply have one already that you'd like to ship, we'd be happy to help. We have a close relationship with many of the best shippers in the business an can get your car from anywhere in the world to your door, safe and secure. For a free quote, simply fill out our contact form and a representative will be with you as soon as possible.
We partner with the most trusted insurance organizations to provide afforable and flexible rates. Whether you own the classic car of your dreams or a collection of rare beauties, get unequalled insurance covereage from those who realize your car is more than an a possession - it's a passion!
Have a car you would like to trade in? Click the button below to get started!
All vehicles are sold As-Is with no representation of a warranty. We take no responsibility for the condition of inventory sold. All inventory is available for inspection by the buyer or an appraisal company before purchase. Buyer waives all claim arising from inaccuracy of any representation except set forth in writing within the applicable bill of sale.