Fully Restored UK Military Series III

Price: US $1,526.00 Item location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Land Rover
  • Model: Defender
  • SubModel: Light Weight
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Military Austere
  • Year: 1975
  • Mileage: 94,000
  • VIN: 95103525A
  • Color: Bronze Green
  • Engine size: 2.25L
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Bronze Green
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1975 Land Rover Defender Light Weight

Very Rare Land Rover Series III Air Portable Radio Vehicle (only 14,000 made over 14 years, and not many survived military service or made it over the Pond to the US.)
It served 6 years of active duty with British Military Northern Ireland and with the 41 Commando Regiment and with the Royal Marine Commandos. Then got into more trouble in civilian life until I found it in Ireland in 2014.
My Irish undertook the daunting task of doing a full restoration, and loved every minute of it (almost!) I shipped it to Dallas in the Fall of 2014 and have had many adventures since.
Unfortunately, circumstances require that I now sell my pride and joy. Contact me and I can direct you to the website that I built just to show photos of the restoration and roadtrips.
or call with any questions or just to talk about Landies
575 910 5862
Rebuild specs:

1975 88inch Series III UK MOD Air Portable "Light Weight"

chassis # 95103525A

engine # 95108352 2.25L petrol (gasoline) 67hp

Restoration Work Undertaken (Ballygar, County Galway, Ireland, April-August 2014)

Full rolling-chassis restoration including using Land Rover, Bearmach, or OEM parts whenever possible.

-removal of all body panels, doors, hood, etc.

-removal of all electrical wiring

-degreasing and pressure washing of engine, transmission, chassis, and axles

-rusted out rear 1/4 chassis removed and replaced with new part built to original spec

-replaced 2 outriggers with new

-full sand blasting of whole rolling chassis and body panels and body parts

-welding and repair of all rust weakened chassis areas by certified welder

-full professional spray of rolling chassis with 2-part primer and black chassis paint

-engine and mechanical work by professional mechanics including

-new cylinder head to allow use of unleaded gasoline (ACR)

-new complete distributor (Land Rover)

-new carburetor (Land Rover)

-new water pump (Land Rover)

-starter and alternator rebuilt

-new gas tank, fuel level sender, fuel lines (OEM spec)

-new brake drums, cylinders, pads, and lines as needed (OEM spec)

-new electrical wiring harness (Autosparks, OEM spec)

-new full distributor, cap, plugs, and wires (Land Rover)

-all hoses replaced

-all fluids replaced (motor, transmission, brake, gears and axles, and coolant)

-new head, side, brake, and indicator lights (Land Rover)

Body panels and parts professional sprayed in heated spray booth using 2-part acrylic in Land Rover Bronze Green

Additional parts replaced:

-5 new tires, (750x16 All Terrain)

-new canvas top (full FFR by All Wheel Trim)

-new wheel bearing gaiters (for MOD spec)

-new Deluxe Seats

Any part that we had questions about was replaced or repaired. Body was reassembled prior to shipping to Dallas, Texas. Further mechanical work completed by North Texas British:

-all new exhaust

-main steering box rebuilt

-front knuckle swivel joints rebuilt

-new oil pump

-new speedometer cable

-new choke cable

-installed additional water temp and oil pressure gauges

After a 500 plus mile road trip from Dallas, TX, to Roswell, NM, that really gave me a chance to find and sort out additional work required:

-valves adjusted so that engine runs smooth and quiet

-many oil leaks discovered and fixed

-exhaust leaks sorted

-new rear half shafts installed

I have all receipts for parts and work and will be happy to answer any further questions.