This book is like having the help of an expert at your side. It covers both short and long wheelbase Series III Land Rovers and focusses upon where and how to buy one. You are guided through the process of how to spot a bad vehicle quickly and there is a comprehensive inspection guide included.
There is an in-depth analysis of strengths and weaknesses of the Series III Land Rover, including desirable ugrades and modifications to avoid. It has been written to be of value as a resource even after you have actually purchased a Series III Land Rover.
There is a useful section on Land Rover club back-up and support organisations.
Don't buy a Series III Land Rover without buying this book first.
1. Is it the right vehicle for you
2. Cost considerations
3. Living with a Land rover
4. Relative values
5. Before you view
6. Inspection equipment
7. Fifteen minute evaluation
8. Key points
9. Serious evaluation
12. What's it worth?
13. Do you really want to restore?
14. Paint problems
15. Problems due to lack of use
16. The community
17. Vital statistics
The Series III Land Rover further developed the successive refinements of the Series I,II and IIA models, yet remained true to its original design as a utility vehicle for farmers; one that could be repaired and maintained with the minimum of specialist tools. It rapidly built up a worldwide reputation for rugged capability, which led to it being adopted by police forces and armies worldwide.
With this book the potential buyer becomes aware of each model’s individual strengths and weaknesses. Having chosen your preferred model, you are guided through important aspects of the retail market, and given clear instructions on where and how to check for problems before you buy. You will also be equipped to test drive your potential purchase with competence. Running and maintenance costs are realistically appraised, and a comprehensive checklist is provided to aid you through the evaluation process.
With over 100 colour photographs integrated into the concise and informative text, this book really is the expert in your pocket.
Author - Maurice Thurman
Period covered: 1971-85
Models covered: Series III short and long wheelbase models; petrol & diesel versions.
Models not covered: Military versions of Series III Land Rovers, Stage 1 V8 model and specialist models such as fire tenders.