1982 Land Rover Series III (Pre-Defender -42k Original, Verifiable Miles)

Price: US $19,999.00 Item location: Villa Park, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Land Rover
  • Model: Defender
  • Year: 1982
  • Mileage: 42,300
  • VIN: 1GTDC14D8CF523456
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1982 Land Rover Defender

1982 Land Rover Santana Series III "Defender"
Land rover enthusiast owned (private seller)
Clear CA title in hand / Smog Exempt / Tags paid through 2017
Factory left hand drive built for North America Export (Santana Series III is identical to LR Series III w/ the exception of the rear door configuration (rear door top is removable and squared off), top is insulated fiberglass and upgrades were made in 1981 including 5 bearing engine (as opposed to 3 bearing) and full synchro 4 speed transmission
Documented VERY LOW 42k original miles
Factory rear seats with original "elephant hide" included (not shown in photos)
4 Cylinder 2.25 diesel engine freshly serviced (full synthetic Rotella T6 oil & injectors removed cleaned)
Spin on oil filter added
All new wheel lugs
Set of new uninstalled spot lights & flush mount reverse light included with sale
Springs and shocks in excellent shape (shackle bushings are in good order)
All gauges, lights, wiper, wiper washers work (new set of exterior lenses included)
Fully synchronized 4 speed transmission (all synchros good)
Uninstalled overdrive unit included with sale worth itself over $1k (provides a 5th gear bringing highway rpm's down - provides 70+ mph cruising speed)
Locking transfer case provides 8 forward gears in 4wd
Removable top and folding windshield (easily removed with only a few bolts for top off motoring)
Frame, Bulkhead, Breakfast panel, door frames and seatboxes (the only steel parts on the vehicle) are in excellent condition with minimal surface rust. Zero structural rust present
New interior "deluxe" cushions from Paddock Spares UK
New Battery
New starter motor
Later series III alternator (rather than generator on earlier models)
Brand New Mud terrains w/ spare mounted and balanced, over $1k installed (Proper 235-85R16 size)
Brakes recently adjusted and fluid replaced / Brake system is power assisted dual circuit
Factory Power steering
24 Spline rear axles & swivel balls in good order
Heater core serviced
Injector pump seals replaced
Radiator recently re-cored with aluminum dual core, new water pump, radiator hoses, thermostat, belts, coolant temp sensor and "Zerex G4857" Coolant
Upgraded front grill from RockyMountain Products (stainless rather than plastic)
All new fluids including Royal Purple synthetics in trans, transfer case and differentials
Dash is in like-new condition (zero fading and no cracks)
Rims were powdercoated to match "limestone" roof
Upgraded parallel wired NGK glow plugs
All new seals (doors, roof, rear safari door)
Lots of maintenance items, spares and owners manual included
Excellent mechanical condition - Paint has been resprayed (high quality respray but there are some small imperfections - A quart of touch up paint included) and galvanizing redone (galvanizing is in perfect condition and not painted over like many "restorations")
Runs & drives like new and extremely reliable - Very rare to find one in this original condition, left hand drive, rust free and with such low mileage. Local inspections welcome.
$19,999 OBO (Seller reserves the right to end the auction early as vehicle is for sale locally in Orange County, CA)