A Rare Opportunity to Acquire an Exceptionally Original, Unmolested & Very Desirable 1983 Series III Land Rover 88" Short Wheel Base with Fairey Overdrive and Free wheeling hubs.
First registered 3rd August 1983. The vehicle is currently showing 36,000 miles and every mot dating back to 2005 when the vehicle had 28,076 Miles which shows the vehicle has had very light and little use over the years.
A912 FBJ comes with lots of paperwork. The history file shows that no expense has been spared on this vehicle.
Unique in such original condition and we think this is one of the lowest mileage best original un-restored 1983 examples available.
A very rare find indeed and one unlikely ever to be repeated - truly remarkable!
To find an unmolested example has become very hard, but to find one that has such a well recorded history file, only covered thirty-six thousand miles, retains all of its original panels, its original chassis, engine, gearbox, interior and a majority of its original factory paint finish well that's unheard of..............
Including it's original owners manual.
When we acquired A912 FBJ with the exception of some touching up to the nearside rear quarter and a few very minor scratches there was no damage on the vehicle.
The wheels are finished in Limestone, which is factory correct for a 1983 Land Rover in Marine Blue.
The rivets on the rear panels were never finished in body colour when they left the factory this is how it remains on this vehicle.
The bulkhead is exceptionally solid and original. Some small repairs have been done but at least the original footwell are still present.
The underside has been steam cleaned and then waxoyled to preserve the original chassis. You can still see the factory overspray under the bonnet, wings and rear body this is exactly how they left the factory. No welding is required anywhere on this vehicle and it is now ready to go.
Exemplary - by far the best original Land Rover Series III. The original style deluxe front seat backs are in good condition as are the bases.
The dash is unmarked with no cracks or sun damage there are no additional holes anywhere.
No signs of a radio ever fitted, the rest of the dashboard has been left unmolested. The door tops are even the originals with Triplex glass something that is almost definitely replaced on all other Series 3 Land Rover. The roof is the same with triplex glass throughout and the back door.
The load area is clean and is presented with matching black vinyl bench seats and a correct ribbed rear mat. The vehicle also has rear seat belts fitted for children.
UNDER THE BONNET
One of the best original engine bays we have seen on a Series 3.
The engine bay has been fully detailed and serviced. It has the correct later 5 bearing crank engine which runs and drives perfectly with plenty of power and it much better than its predecessor. Factory fitted inner mud shields unusually still both in place and are intact.
ON THE ROAD
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 will be supplied with a full 12-month MOT with no advisories. 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 its light use and good maintenance over the years. The Fairey Overdrive is fully functional and engages and disengages as it should. The free wheeling hubs also work as they should, two great benefits to this vehicle making it much more drivable and also a better fuel consumption.
A912 FBJ is an unmolested Series 3 Hardtop in immaculate original condition. All the numbers match - the chassis numbers on the plates are the same as on the log book registration document and that stamped on the chassis itself. The engine number also matches that recorded on the logbook.
This is one of the best low mileage and original untouched Series 3 we have ever had the opportunity to own with a very nice history.
This Land Rover has obviously been cared for and cherished by its owner and no expense spared on maintenance.
It is a very solid example that requires no work and is ready to use and enjoy.
If you are an investor you will already know the growing importance of original un-messed with condition for classic cars.
What you see is what you get. A912 FBJ retains much of its original paint finish - albeit with a few aged dings, scratches and marks. Please therefore do not expect absolutely pristine. However, you will have to go a long way to find a better vehicle.
Opportunities to purchase a genuine, original, low mileage vehicle don't often come up so please don't miss this one.
Any questions please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss the vehicle.
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