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Land Rover Series 3 88 1983 Hardtop Ex Factory Petrol 83,000 SOLD

Land Rover Series 3 88" 1983 Hardtop with Side Windows Petrol 83,000 Miles

DHP registration number first registered for Land Rover UK this vehicle would have probably been a press car or a demonstrator for the release of the Land Rover 110 as Series 3's were also used in the brochure.

DHP 493Y – 1983 Land Rover Series 3 Hardtop with 83,000 miles from new. Complete with overdrive.


DHP has only covered 83,000 miles from new. The vehicle has spent a majority of it's recent life in Devon.

The vehicle comes complete with old mots and invoices for recent work done to the vehicle going back to 2013. It has had hundreds spent on it.

It is in one of the most classic colour combinations Marine Blue with the Limestone Wheels and hardtop it looks fantastic. The side windows have been retrofitted and are not a genuine item but are beneficial as it provides more light and visibility when parking the vehicle. It also has a safari top roof and county cloth seats.


To find an unmolested example has become very hard, but to find one that has such a good history file, only covered eighty-three thousand miles, retains all of its original panels, its original chassis, engine, gearbox is becoming very hard.

The bodywork on DHP is very straight and honest but it has been repainted on the outside only prior to us purchasing the vehicle but we feel it wouldn't warrant a full respray at this stage.

The interior has original factory black and white cloth seats as fitted to the county models this could have been used as a test model by land rover to try the new interior that went into the county and 110 and 90 defender after. The dash is unmarked with no cracks or sun damage.

All windows open, all the window channels are good and because the vehicle has been kept under cover not rusted away as so often is the case. The door bottoms are also in good condition and are not rotten.

The load area is exceptionally clean and doesn't show any sights of heavy use and is presented with a carpet. Matching cloth bench seats have been fitted to the rear with 4 lap belts, this vehicle can legally carry 7 people. The vehicle has also benefited from genuine original Land Rover mudflaps which are far better quality than modern replacements.

The vehicle has recently been fitted with 5 brand new Lassa tyres and inner tubes and so is ready to go. The vehicle has also benefited from a brand new rear cross member.


DHP 493Y has one of the best original engine bays we have seen on a Series 3, extremely clean with original stickers still in place. The petrol engine fires up and drives very well there is no smoke, it idles sweetly and has plenty of power. The block still has it’s original paint as does the head. This is the later five bearing crank engine. The engine has been fully serviced by ourselves. This is the later 5 bearing crank engine which is far better than earlier Series 3's. Also the vehicle has 11 inch brakes on the front as it was towards the end of Series 3 production.

The factory fitted engine busts into life on the turn of the key. It is apparent that this is a vehicle that has been maintained and covered low mileage it runs as quiet and smooth as any Series Land Rover that we have ever had.

A joy to drive and such fun, the vehicle has an mot until April 2019 and won't have a problem passing the next. This is a useable land rover that can be left outside and used properly and not parked in a garage and forgotten about. Four wheel drive and low range engage, as they should. The gears change up and down as they should it has a very quiet gearbox which is a good sign of it's light use over the years. It will be supplied fully serviced including engine, oil filter, main gearbox, transfer box, overdrive, diffs and the swivels.


Almost all Series Land Rovers we have had drip a little oil, some quite a lot, DHP 493Y is the exception though no drips of oil to speak of even after standing for days in the same place. The steering is as it should be and the vehicle doesn't wonder on the road like some series vehicles do.


This is a very honest 35-year-old Series Land Rover. You will have to go a long way to find a better vehicle.

I have a good contact is anybody needs help with transport, all enquires please message me in the first instance.

Any trail or inspection welcome, Credit and debit cards accepted, Delivery can also be arranged, P/X welcome, Any enquires please call 078255 87155.
Price £8250 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Land Rover
Model Series 3
  Series 3 88
Year 1983
Country UK
Region Wales
Telephone 01745 798681
Status Trade
E-mail
Date 05-Feb-2019
Ref C1037396
 

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