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For Sale: 1976 Land Rover Series III in O'Fallon, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Gateway Classic Cars of Atlanta is proud to represent this rugged 1976 Land Rover Series III truck! Though inspired by the World War II jeep, the Land Rover immediately distinguished itself from all other cars. From launch, it was the first mass-produced civilian four-wheel drive car with doors on it, and an available hard roof. Contrary to conventional car and truck chassis, it used a sturdier fully box-welded frame. Furthermore, due to post-war steel shortage, and aluminum surplus, Land Rovers received non-rusting aluminum alloy bodies, favoring their longevity. The series III is the most common series vehicle, with 440,000 of the type built from 1971 to 1985.This 1976 example comes to us from overseas, having lived its previous life rolling through the dunes and high plains of the Namibian desert as a luxury lodge safari vehicle. With no exposure to rain or salt, you don't have to worry about any structural rust, weakness, or wear. This vehicle has only had 2 owners since 1976 before the current owner brought the vehicle to the states. Prior to importation, the vehicle was restored by mechanics from the Land Rover Owners of Namibia Club. This included a new two-tone paint job, upgraded auxiliary fuel pump, freshly reupholstered dashboard, main bench, rear bench seats, a new starter, carburetor, ignition and starter wiring harnesses, plus cleaned lines, new fluids and new filters. This short wheel base vehicle can be stripped down to a convertible (with full knock down windshield), or be capped off with an accompanying external roll cage with roof. The roll cage is ideal for carrying expedition gear, surfboards, or even to provide extra carrying room for luggage in the back bed. The vehicle is also being sold with a bikini top thrown in (we recommend the new owner either supply a hoop or simply remove a bar from the existing roll cage to suit the bikini top). Powering this ideal beach or intown cruiser is a beautiful inline six cylinder petrol engine with 4 speed manual transmission - all recently serviced after importation to ensure you're getting a car ready to be a daily driver or just a Sunday morning cruiser. You'll pull plenty of looks with this former safari vehicle as you determine what new adventures this car is ready for.

Vehicle Details

  • 1976 Land Rover Series III
  • Listing ID: CC-1710279
  • Price: $29,000
  • Location:O'Fallon, Illinois
  • Year:1976
  • Make:Land Rover
  • Model:Series III
  • Exterior Color:Grey/Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:57344
  • Stock Number:ATL2079
  • VIN:GCCATL2079
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