1974 Land Rover Land Rover Series III

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1974 Land Rover Land Rover
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Condition:Pre-Owned
Usage:used
Miles:58,361 Miles
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Price:$11,000
Sale Price:$11,000

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Seller:Matthew Partrick
City, State:Long Beach Township, NJ - (Map It!)
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Phone Number:97327044889

Exterior Color:Flat Tan
Interior Color:Black/Green
Doors:3
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Drive Train:4WD I-4 2.25 liter
Engine:I-4
Transmission:Manual
Top Speed:70mph

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1974 Land Rover Series III 109
Ex-MOD (Ministry of Defense) British Military
24 V FFR (Fitted for Radio)

Background:

The UK Ministry of Defense decided, in 1997, to "cast", or demobilize, all Series III Land Rovers, in favor of contemporary 90's and 110's.
Military chassis are undercoated from new, and the original black chassis paint is can be exposed by a bit of scraping. Generally, they are much sturdier than their civilian counterparts, and have the added convenience of a removable gearbox crossmember, which makes repair and replacement of the gearbox a snap.

This Rover has twin 10 gallon fuel tanks which can be manually switched on the fly and individual senders.

It is also fitted with "bumperettes", which are smaller bumpers, which sit above the main front bumper, and stick out from the rear cross member which generally protect the front and rear lights.

Military land Rovers also had leather gaiters covering the axle swivels, so corrosion is unlikely. The suspension is of a sturdier construction, with heavy-duty leaf springs, and heavy duty shock absorbers.

The light switch is also unique, and was designed for convoy situations. There are six settings, and the front and rear lights can be turned on or off independently of each other. There is also a small convoy light fitted on some models, which is a small lamp under the cross member. It shines down on the rear of the Salisbury rear axle, which would be painted white for visibility. It would allow a following driver to gauge the distance between the vehicles; i.e. if you can't see the diff, you're too close!

Why are many MoD Land Rovers 24V? What are the benefits?Many military Rovers were used as bases for communications, and as such, needed a powerful electrical system to run all of the ancillary equipment necessary for the task. These vehicles, usually 109" soft tops, were referred to as "FFR", or "fitted for radio". The 24 volt system is based on a huge, 90 amp alternator, which would have powered the two 12v batteries located between the front seats. The 24V system is far superior to the 12V variety, as is is fully shielded and "screened", with a special sealed coil, distributor, and spark plug wires. They are impervious to damp, cold and moisture. Generally speaking, we recommend the 24V system to anyone who will be offroading regularly, or will be in a very damp climate.



Upgrades:

Civilian Hard Top

New Paint --flat desert tan with light tan roof--Classic Rover Look!!

New Exmoor trim high back seats

New 220amp 24v Alternator

New Rear door and anti-burst latch

Tuffy box in between seats with Alpine audio system and satellite radio/ipod connection

4 inch alpine speakers in doors and 6x9s mounted in back

Brand new Rocky Mountain aluminum door tops with new glass, new rubber seals

New Iron Goat door panels

Custom rear storage compartment with lock box and power connectors for CB or Ham Radio (currently wired with antenna for Ham)

Completely replaced 2.25 cylinder petrol (gasoline) straight 4 engine, direct swap from identical '74 LR 109 5 door, approx 35k miles on engine

Completely Rust-free chassis, overall extremely minimal rust. 1.5x1.5 inch rust hole in firewall superior-lateral to gas pedal.

Bilateral renovations to fuel tanks, removed and re-sealed with gas tank sealant

Brand new fuel tank switch with new sender

About $4500 spent in rehab including above mentioned improvements.



Needs:

Definitely new tires (these tires appear to be stock.)

New dashboard (hole currently patched with Gorilla Tape see photos for details)

    AM/FM Stereo