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1972 Land Rover Series III 88" SWB

Lot Number 194

1972 Land Rover Series III 88" SWB

Series III 88" SWB, 2.25 petrol, Pastel Green, major nut and bolt restoration around a new chassis.

  • Sold for: £24,750

Bid online during our live auction or at The Saleroom.

LIVE AUCTION: Saturday 9th December | 11.45am GMT
  • BODY COLOUR
    Pastel Green
  • DRIVE
    RHD
  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    FDE 560L
  • ODOMETER READING
    67168 Miles

SUMMARY

Series III 88" SWB, 2.25 petrol, Pastel Green, major nut and bolt restoration around a new chassis.

DESCRIPTION

  • This 1972 Series III was purchased by our vendors, experienced Land Rover owners, in 2021 as a rough project needing extensive restoration
  • It was intended to be a 'keeper' for summer use and consequently no expense was spared on its return to top form (invoices for parts alone total over £12,000)
  • Full details of the extensive ground up restoration are in the Condition Report but include
  • Brand new galvanised chassis, axles and gearbox rebuilt, steering assembly rebuilt with all new bearings and ball-joints, parabolic springs
  • Bulkhead sandblasted to expose any repairs required including new footwells and cavity waxed to ensure no future corrosion issues
  • Body has been stripped down and repaired using new panels in the rear tub (new floor and rear 1/4 panels). New galvanised doors with all new glass throughout. Bare-metal respray carried out in 2k Pastel Green 
  • Engine overhaul completed along with refurbished cylinder head and ancillaries including uprated Weber carburettor
  • New canvas hood kit fitted with new framework. New “Deluxe” seats in contrasting black and green vinyl
  • Dating from 1972 it benefits from being Tax Exempt and LEZ compliant along with being eligible for Classic insurance meaning annual running costs are minimal
  • This is a very impressive restoration and we welcome and encourage your inspection at our sale

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
194
Make
LAND ROVER
Model
SERIES III SWB
Registration Number
FDE 560L
MOT Expiry
Exempt
Chassis Number
90104712
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
Pastel Green

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Richard.

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CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

OVERALL:

110 / 135

Exterior


Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

Very good. Freshly repainted using high quality materials. Vehicle has been used by ourselves over last few months.

Interior


Door-Cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Remarks

Very good. New seats fitted and all internals panels resprayed along with bodywork - Nice and refreshing interior. Dashboard recovered. Interior does have signs of use but mostly original.

Engine


Components:

Appearance:

Starting:

Running:

Remarks

Very good. Engine has great oil pressure. Was stripped down to a short block before being painted and reassembled using new gaskets. Freshly rebuilt cylinder head, new upgraded Weber carb. Starts first time with ease, Doesn’t use oil or smoke.

Transmission


Gears:

Clutch:

Drive-Shaft:

Remarks

Gearbox excellent. Rebuilt and has around 150 miles of use. Nice crisp gearchanges with no whines or jumping out of gear.

Running Gear


Axles:

Chassis:

Suspension:

Bearings:

Brakes:

Wheels & Tyres:

Remarks

Axles stripped down and rebuilt using new wheel bearings, brake drums, shoes and wheel cylinders. Front axle has had new steering swivel housings fitted along with associated seals and bearings. New propshafts. Suspension has been renewed using Parabolic leaf springs again with all new dampers and new hardware.

Electrics


Minor:

Major:

Remarks

Chassis wiring loom brand new. Reused original main wiring harness as found to be in good condition. All exterior lights replaced with new, original instrument dials, refurbished switches. New Lucas alternator, all battery and starter motors cables replaced with new.

Vehicle History

Remarks

Pages of invoices for parts for the restoration. Vehicle was purchased by ourselves back in 2021 as a rough project needing extensive restoration.


Restoration Notes

Vehicle had extensive ground up restoration starting with a brand new Galvanised chassis, Axles and gearbox rebuilt, Steering assembly rebuilt with all new bearings and balljoints, Parabolic springs. Engine overhaul completed along with freshly refurbished cylinder head and ancillaries including uprated Weber carburettor. Bulkhead sandblasted to expose any repairs required including both new footwells and Cavity waxed to ensure no future corrosion issues. Body has been stripped down and repaired using new panels in the rear tub (New floor and rear 1/4 panels). New galvanised doors with all new glass throughout, Bare metal respray carried out in 2k Pastel green (Panels painted before assembly to allow complete panel coverage). New Canvas hood kit fitted with new framework, New “Deluxe” seats in contrasting black and green vinyl.

Import Notes

N/A

About the CCA Vendor 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 their 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. CCA will not entertain any disputes over vendor condition reports.

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 Everyday 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

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Richard.

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Vehicles can be collected from the Warwickshire Event Centre, CV31 1XN on Sunday 10th December between 10am and 3pm and Monday 11th December between 9am and 1pm.

Our transport partner, EM Rogers, can assist with collection and delivery. Please contact them on 01604 755511 or trafficdesk@emrogers.co.uk for a quote.

Due to venue restrictions we need to be clear of the WEC by 1pm on Monday 11th therefore any motor vehicles not collected by this time will be taken to our transport partners storage facility in Northampton for a fee of £150 plus VAT. Storage will be charged at £10 plus VAT per day.