1972 Land Rover
Series III 88
1972 Land Rover Series III 88
1972 Land Rover Series III 88
The Land Rover is one of the most iconic off-road vehicles ever created. . . attributes that stay true to its original design and identity.
The 1972 Series III offered here is a good original example that would make a great fun vehicle for the beach, off road or daily driver. it comes with a full hard top that is removable for top off driving and a brand-new canvas top, set of hoops and tailgate assembly. Mechanically it runs and drives fine. Overall it's a great Series III 88 that can be enjoyed in all seasons, winter fun kept warm by new Mansfield Heater or top off beach cruising, urban or the wilds, this truck is considered the best built of all the series produced, so I guess you could say “Born Free” as free as the wind blows (This model of truck was featured in that movie!)
An all “aluminium” body bathed in patina pastel green panels cover the iconic exterior of this truck. The front with its large rounded fenders with the lighting behind protective screens allows you to cruise through the urban jungle without fear of losing your way at night. A deeply inset grille bordered by the short hood with the spare attached right to the middle of the hood, a nicely aged front bumper with a tow hitch and dual steel loops for extra pulling in or out of trouble are attached. Fold down the windshield and you will have clear and open access to photograph any of the flowers, fauna and scenic views you may encounter on your way to soccer practice. Some flip down steps are attached to the frame on the underside of each single door, and the brackets for these show some heavier rust…careful! On back is a flat panel with a wide door for access to the cargo area, another utilitarian bumper with another hitch set up, and more screened lighting. Yet another spare tire is attached to said door. All wheels and tires show some slight rust on them, are painted in the white to match the top, and are wrapped by radials. An additional 4 rims and tires are included.
Seating for 3 upfront with 3 buckets stretching from simple door panel to simple door panel. Load the trio in the front, and in the back dual benches are mounted on either side of the cargo area stretching from the front seating, to the rear door, and room for another 6 adults. All seats are in serviceable condition in black vinyl. The simple dash has all the essential gauges and is looking good behind the original steering wheel. Rubber flooring, when present, shows signs of wear. In front of the driver and passenger is an open tray for storage and some and two air vent levers. The dash in this truck has openings for engine gauges; they are supplied but not installed. And now back to our search for the elusive white elephant!
Under the hood is a 2.25 liter inline 4-cylinder fed by a 1-barrel Weber carburetor. Some patina and wear are seen in here as it is the original engine. On the back is dual range 4-speed manual transmission and Superwinch Overdrive unit and a Rover rear axle with 5.40 gears. This is a gasoline fired engine so obtaining petrol should not be a problem.
Leaf springs and power drums all around with slight surface rust, but all structurally solid. New shocks, leaf springs and various replaced parts are detailed in a binder with photographs and records that provide the maintenance history of the current consigner, and give you and update as to the all current status on mechanicals which is very handy.
I climbed in with my partner in crime and we were off to the wilds of Morgantown, PA. Here we climbed over hill and dale with ease and tackled the highway and all held together nicely. Keep in mind that comfort wasn't the primary consideration in the design of this truck but overall it is a comfy ride and cruise unless you are in Utah climbing Elephant hill, which BTW has a Land Rover II 88 standing by to pull lesser vehicles out of trouble.
Navigation of the suburban and urban jungles is becoming increasingly difficult these days so why not do so in the ultimate vehicle: The Land Rover Series III 88. Seating for 9, plenty of cargo space, an extensive list large list of extra parts and accessories that are included with purchase, and even a roof rack will come with this truck, so you have no excuse to forget anything as you strike out on your next adventure!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.