1975 Land Rover Series 3 109 Tax Free / Mot Exempt / For Sale
This is a long read, please read it slowly as I have tried to cover everything.
I don't drive C**p
And I wouldn't sell you C**p
This is a genuine Honest Sale
Land Rover 109" LWB
Heritage Certificate (YES)
Mot Exempt. I haven't bother to get it MOT'd as it doesn't require one by law
( Yes it will pass an MOT I can guarantee that)
Body Type Light Goods
Taxation Class Historic Vehicle
Engine and Chassis Numbers match the V5
Mileage on the clock 68,000
Mileage is genuine
This has been off the road for about 5 years, dry stored
and a lot of work done to the vehicle in that time.
I myself have receipts for £1372 worth of new parts from Paddock Spares
+ probably another £900 worth of bits which would include the new Gearbox
Land Rover 109"
The Chassis is very Good, No rot and I mean NO Rot!
It's all been painted with shiney black Chassis paint
It has had a couple of front out riggers fitted and they are solid
Engine is very quiet , starts easily with no rattles or bangs or leaks and ticks over nicely
New heater Matrix just fitted
New Antifreeze added
New 82 degree Thermostat fitted
New Springs ( Standard L/R Leaf items) fitted to front and the rear.
New Fuel Tank fitted at the rear ( correct one for the vehicle )
3 New seat belts fitted
2 inertia reel and one lap belt for the centre seat
Reconditioned Gearbox and transfer Box just fitted £700 ( Picture 2 )
New 85Amp Battery just fitted £126 (3 year warranty)
New Hand Brake shoes fitted
Both Prop UJ joints checked and greased at front and rear
Front and rear Diffs checked and topped up as required
New Speedo Cable fitted when gearbox went in
everything works as it should even the heater controlls and the vent controlls.( these normally seize up on older Landrovers)
The original heater motor is working and still in place but I have added an in line blower
for hopefully a better blow and as its inline to the front grill it should get some ram air from the front of the vehicle while on the move.
If you want to put it back to the original Snail blower then just take the aftermarket one off, it's a ten minute job.
The body is all good on the outside, a few dents and bruises but it all adds to the charm.
Certainly nothing that would make you want to run a mile.
The bulkhead is especially good and might well be the original frame as you can still see the witness marks of the original spot welds and the original weld mark on the outside ( Picture 5 ) but all the inner cab parts, footwells, gearbox tunnel, inner door pillars etc have been replaced so this is not needing any work done in that department.
One little spot of rust on the door pillar but I'm sure that will rub down and repaint without any problem.
At that point in the bulkhead construction there is a three layer thickness of metal so nothing to worry about
A fresh tin of Blue Paint comes with the vehicle so no problem touching up bits and bobs, there should even be enough if you want to paint the inside of the front doors should you wish to do so.
The doors as you can see from one of the pictures are solid so again nothing wrong in that area.
The rear door is also solid with no frame rot.
The exhaust is quite good and does not blow and there is a complete replacement exhaust correct for the vehicle to go with it for future fitting, probably a couple of years down the road.
One of the front 3 studs that hold the exhaust on was broken in the manifold and another had been drilled out and a bolt fitted so rather than mess about drilling the broken one out and to keep the vehicle right I fitted a brand new exhaust manifold, also in the engine compartment is a new coil,new distributor and cap, new plug leads, new fuel filter and so on, so it's not been lashed together with old bits.
The footwells are as good as you will get on a series Land Rover ( sound as a pound )
The roof is in good order and has not been mucked around with so still has the original strengtheners in place
and no one has used a tin opener on it to fitted a sun roof.
A couple of new delux seat bases fitted .
There is a brand new Galvanised spare wheel well fitted in the back of the truck and a standard spare wheel in place.
These wheel wells are now obsolete and very hard to get along with the correct clamp to hold the wheel in place.
UPDATE 17/10/19 == Track rod and drag link have now been done, fitted new joints and also fitted new steering relay just to make the vehicle 100% (one less job to do)
2 Brand New Galvanised Door Tops Fitted
They will not rust in the future so thats £230 well spent.
I spoke to 2 Land Rover Specialist. One valued it at 8 to 9 thousand pounds trade and the other at 9 to 10 thousand pounds,(trade) having said that if they had it for sale it would be over that price.
These 109's in good order are going up in value.
This is not a must sell so I'm not giving it away for silly money.
These are going up by the month.
It's all finished now, new floor in the back, New Glazed Galvanised Door Tops and a new set( not retreads ) of 235 85 16 tyres so the price is now £10,000
The paint work is very presentable both the Blue and the Limestone on the roof.
Oh! talking of Limestone, there is a brand new period exterior Sun Visor painted in Limestone to go with the van
complete with the correct screws for fitting it. ( another £90 item)
This is the sort of think that you could keep without having to spend much on it in the next few years.
Good 109's are going up in price or should I say all old Landrovers are going up in price, sepecially ones in original condition.
AS previously stated The price is now £10,000 so its take it or leave it I'm afraid. Its all been done from top to bottom and nothing need doing......
( Having said that it might be worth putting a set of Parabolic springs on it just to smooth out the ride but if its original that you want then this has a new set of Land Rover leaf springs already fitted.)
Parabolics cost £355 from GB Springs and that's delivered to your door, complete with U bolts and rubber bushes in the springs. Cheapest and best available. (My Opinion)
This vehicle is North of the Line in Ayrshire, Scotland.
As with all Land Rovers I will probably tinker with it to improve it as time goes on but for now it's pretty much done and dusted and road legal.
It doesn't get used very often, maybe once a week on a shopping trip and yes it puts a smile on my face every time I drive it just knowing that it's Tax Free.
Feel Free to ask any Questions
just send them down the line and I'll get back to you as soon as I can
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