June 8, 2015

1981 Land Rover Series III 109

1981 Land Rover Series III 109

This Light Military Utility Vehicle offered by Land Rover, as the picture is the Series III was released in 1981 it's a all-terrain vehicle come in long wheel base type known as the Land Rover Series III 109. If you interested about this car please read more detail below.

Detail by owner
Land Rover - diesel AND left hand drive AND ex-Dutch military. This one is all the cool things.

Did I mention that this is a small diesel? With the boys' and our cars though, we just have no more room in our driveway.

The Land Rover Series III is the tough looking safari truck that came before the Defender. The 109 is the long-bed. The whole top comes off of this ex-Dutch Military truck so you can drive it as a convertible in the summer. With the big sides, no windows, and all the looks you get while driving, this would also be a perfect truck to drive with your company's name on the side. Classic, tough, cool-looking truck with low miles; This one is unrestored, very complete, and very original. No windows have been cut into the top (although they certainly could be added). No seats have been added into the bed (although again, either jump seats or benches could be added). It is still the original NATO Green . You can't drive anywhere without getting waves, second looks, and thumbs up.

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The Details:
2.25 Liter 4-cylinder Diesel - original
Double diesel fuel tanks - original
Double batteries - original configuration
Electrical shut-off lever - original
The lights all work (the rear spotlights are not currently connected)
The windshield wipers work
The heater works
Long aluminum jump seat benches built into the bed - original
Tool boxes built into the bed - original
Super cool "light house" turning signals - original and unique to the Dutch military
The spare tire rides on the hood
Mounts for shovel and axe on the tailgate
Sliding side windows
Oregon plates and clean title

The truck starts right up, runs fine and is really nice to drive around in. The truck is running and driving just fine right now but when the day comes that you do need to work on it, parts are easily available for these and if you don't want to get dirty yourself, Portland has three excellent Rover shops that I know of - Zombie Motors (who even specializes in Diesels!), Green Oval Motors, and Doug Shipman at Ships Mechanical.

As a left hand drive diesel, this is a very cool and very rare truck in the US. At this point in its life, it could easily live longer than you will! Feel free to email me with questions. I'll answer them if I can. If you want to talk on the phone instead, please email me or text with your phone number and I will call you after work. Unfortunately, I can't talk Land Rovers on the phone at work.