1977 Land Rover Series III 101" Forward Control Petrol V8

Driven over 101 miles to the sale; last in service at RAF Brize Norton; more recently used in part of a private collection since 2016

One of Land Rover’s real life monster trucks, this is one of the more powerful, later models with the big V8 petrol engine, often referred to as 'thirstier than Oliver Reed at opening time' apparently!

Maybe thirsty, but bags of fun, lots of practical space in the back and this one starts, drives and was driven to us from Oxfordshire.

Built in 1977 and know by NATO as a General Service with Winch, 1 Tonne 4x4 Launcher Towing Rapier Rover, it still wears its olive drab paintwork and was stored at Ashchurch MoD until 1985 when it was put into service as a transport vehicle for 19 Squadron of the USAF at RAF Brize Norton. Released from military duty in 1995, it was UK registered and has been through nine registered keepers since.

Inside the cab, we find a multitude of knobs and dials as one would hope and expect, but once the handy battery isolator has been activated, the choke pulled out, the engine fires into life with very little problem. Driven over 100 miles to the sale, we have moved it around our site for photographs and a video with no obvious issues. In the rear, our vendor has fitted some Renault Espace seating, which could be removed if necessary, but for the time being could be quite helpful as they are properly bolted down and fitted with built in seat belts.

Obviously this 101 is showing some signs of age, but most MOT issues that it struggled with in 2018 have been attended to in order to gain a pass certificate that same year. It has been regularly used by the vendor since then for collecting items that he has catapulted across his garden! He owns a trebuchet obviously…..

Paperwork on file confirm the military history and looking very reasonably priced, this could be your next toy, whether to take camping, take to shows, use as a garden tool, or just use to make you smile!

Contact - toby.service@brightwells.com

Reg No: JEY391Y
Chassis Number: 95601054A
Engine Size: 3500CC
Docs: V5C, 11 old MOT's, Heritage Certificate, Invoices.

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £8,000-10,000

Lot 101

Lot ended

Thursday 12/05/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

£17,562
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