1982 Land Rover S3 109" Hi Capacity
Body-off restoration; rare Hi-Cap version; diesel; many new parts; impressive condition underneath
Dating from 1982, this straight and gently patinated 109" Land Rover was fitted from new with the Hi-Capacity tray at the rear. Offering considerably more room and practicality, the Hi-Cap pickup was rather pricy in its day and so was not as popular as Land Rover had hoped - making survivors a relatively rare sight these days.
This Tax and MOT example has had a fortune spent on it in recent years, in both time and parts. Stripped to its core components, the chassis was fully restored and properly treated. The bulkhead is in excellent order and the following parts have been added:
New fuel tank, new springs, shocks and bump stops, new exhaust, new swivels, seals, bearings, UJs and half-shafts to the front axle.
The brakes have been overhauled with new brake pipes and the steering fitted with a new damper and ball joints. Underneath, it looks as fresh as a daisy.
The body has had new inner sills fitted, with new lights throughout, seat bases, pedal rubbers, seatbelts, front bumper, mirrors, mudflaps and the car set-off with upgraded wheels and tyres.
Under the bonnet, the original five-bearing engine (currently sitting in the tray awaiting a rebore) has been replaced with an earlier three-bearing unit, fitted with new glow plugs, a new water pump and to hose, new startermotor, clutch and engine mounts.
The bodywork remains in very presentable condition and it was decided not to respray it as it wasn't necessary and looks much better the way it is.
It has just had a fresh oil and filter servcie, including the axles and comes with the original colour-coded tail light backing plates.
Ready for work or play, the hard work has been done on this 41 year old which has years of life ahead.
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