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Lot 423
1972 Land Rover 88" SIII Lightweight
1972 Land Rover 88" SIII Lightweight
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Lot Number: 423
Result inc Premium: £11,610
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Exempt
  • Chassis number: 95100073A
The British Army ‑ and others, across the globe ‑ was a big user of Land Rovers, and this 1972 Series III Lightweight went into military service when new. Lightweights had considerable modifications compared to standard Landies, with parts removed to save weight and many body components easily removeable should even more pounds need to be shed. This 2286cc machine served with the Grenadier Guards from 1972 to 1976, then the Scots Guards until 1979 and the Coldstream Guards during 1984, before entering Civvy Street in 1985, according to the photocopy of the military history card that comes with it. There's also a copy of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate, showing its dispatch to the Central Army Vehicle Depot in Ashchurch in May 1972.  

The vendor acquired the vehicle in 2017. Recent jobs include a new starter motor and battery fitted in January this year, plus half‑shafts replaced and a rear bench seat fitted during 2018. There are invoices for these jobs in the (somewhat lightweight) history folder.  

The odometer shows 37,800 although this is unwarranted. However, Land Rovers often covered comparatively few miles in military service compared to their civilian counterparts.

For anybody wishing to show off the Lightweight at shows, it is now fitted again with lots of military equipment, such as a patrol radio, front‑mounted antennas, flag mast and Grenadier Guards convoy badge, plus other bits and pieces. There's also a spare set of keys and a  Series III Lightweight user manual.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 29TH JULY BY ACA OF THIS CAR.
The British Army - and others, across the globe - was a big user of Land Rovers, and this 1972 Series III Lightweight went into military service when new. Lightweights had considerable modifications compared to standard Landies, with parts removed to save weight and many body components easily removeable should even more pounds need to be shed. This 2286cc machine served with the Grenadier Guards from 1972 to 1976, then the Scots Guards until 1979 and the Coldstream Guards during 1984, before entering Civvy Street in 1985, according to the photocopy of the military history card that comes with it. There's also a copy of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate, showing its dispatch to the Central Army Vehicle Depot in Ashchurch in May 1972. The vendor acquired the vehicle in 2017. Recent jobs include a new starter motor and battery fitted in January this year, plus half-shafts replaced and a rear bench seat fitted during 2018. There are invoices for these jobs in the (somewhat lightweight) history folder. The odometer shows 37,800 although this is unwarranted. However, Land Rovers often covered comparatively few miles in military service compared to their civilian counterparts. For anybody wishing to show off the Lightweight at shows, it is now fitted again with lots of military equipment, such as a patrol radio, front-mounted antennas, flag mast and Grenadier Guards convoy badge, plus other bits and pieces. There's also a spare set of keys and a Series III Lightweight user manual. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 29TH JULY BY ACA OF THIS CAR.
  • V5 Present
  • Chassis number: 95100073A
Result inc Premium: £11,610

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