1979 Land Rover Defender Lightweight

Price: US $5,000.00 Item location: Eden, Utah, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Land Rover
  • Model: Defender
  • Trim: Mountain Rescue
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 83,375
  • VIN: 11111111111111111
  • Engine size: 2.24L
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1979 Land Rover Defender

1979 Land Rover Lightweight Mountain Rescue

Designed to be airlifted to its destination this Land Rover Lightweight just says adventure. From its authentic markings, hovels, ick axe, nd canvas top this mountain rescue Lightweight looks just as it would have in the late 1970’s.

First designed in the early 60’s the Royal Marines and British Army required a vehicle that could be carried by air. They had taken delivery of the Westland Wessex helicopter which could carry an 1140kg (2500lb) load slung beneath. The smallest Land Rover available at the time was a Series IIA 88inch (2235mm) wheelbase, hich was too heavy. A new modification to the basic Series IIA was devised by making many body components easily detachable and removing many non-essential items. The result was the Land Rover Half-Ton, nown widely as the Lightweight or Airportable.

This handsome 1979 Lightweight is in excellent condition inside and out. The body and undercarriage are solid with no signs of rust or damage. The seats both front and in the rear are in excellent shape. All gauges switches and controls work as they should. The Canvas top is in excellent shape with clear plastic windows.

This Lightweight has the 2.25L military petrol engine that starts easily, uns great and is very reliable. You would not be afraid to take this vehicle into the back country. This amazing piece of history would be a great addition to any collection.

Buyers are also invited to inspect the vehicle in person. Please review and ask questions before bidding. We want to make sure you are satisfied with your purchase.
We reserve the right to end this listing early as this vehicle is available for sale locally.

Winning bidder must submit a $1000 non-refundable deposit within 24 hours of auction close. Full payment isdue no later than 3 business days of auction close. Prompt payment of winning bid is appreciated.

This vehicle is being sold as is, here is with no warranty, xpressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, uthenticity, enuineness, r defects herein, nd makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, mperfection, efect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, nd to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.