1983 Land Rover Series III

Lot: 279

Estimate (£): 6,000 - 8,000
(+buyer’s premium of 9.6% including VAT @ 20%)
Offered for sale is a 2.3L 1983 Land Rover Series III manual that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 100 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

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Mechanically restored whilst retaining some exterior patina...

  • First registered on the 18/01/1983 and believed used as a factory demonstrator/press car
  • Leading Land Rover experts have confirmed that DHP registered cars were used for such purposes
  • Featuring unusual features such as a Safari roof on enclosed sides and side repeating indicators
  • Extensive works include chassis attention, axles, suspension, new brake and clutch systems
  • Works to the engine include new gaskets, water pump, thermostat and rebuilt carburettors
  • The interior features newly trimmed sets in vinyl by Exmoor Trim and bespoke rubber mats

For further information please contact Arwel Richards on 07434 960868.

Lot Details

Registration: DHP 486Y RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1983 Engine size: 2.3L
Make: Land Rover Odometer reading (miles): 61000
Model: Series III MOT expiry: 2021-03-04
Warranted: No Chassis number: SALLBAAH1AA184576

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 100 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Original well used paintwork complete with dents and scratches commensurate with a vehicle of this type. The bulkhead and radiator panel have been restored and resprayed. All other panels are original.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


The two front seats have new foam backs and bases and have been retrimmed in black vinyl with an Exmoor Trim kit. Tailor made rubber floor mats are in place as well as bulkhead sound deadening. There is an original centre cubby box fitted.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Good low mileage correct 5 bearing petrol engine. I have changed several gaskets to stop oil leaks. New water pump, thermostat, rubber pipework, rebuilt carburettor, distributor cap, leads and plugs, condenser, points and coil all new.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


High/low ratio works as it should. 4-wheel drive engages and disengages correctly, new transmission brake.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


5 x brand new, period off-road tyres, new braking system throughout, parabolic springs, new shocks and bushes. Chassis has been fully repaired and rust proofed/painted. Wheel bearings replaces, swivels replaced on front axle, axles refurbished, differential inspected and fresh oil.


Minor: Major:


Wiring loom is unmolested, all electrics work as they should. Crystal headlights, new indicators, side lights, tail lights, fog light, number plate light.

Vehicle History


This vehicle was bought from a deceased estate and no previous records followed. I have a Heritage Certificate from the National Motor Museum at Gaydon.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history