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Series 3 Rag top- Tax ExemptSeries 3 Rag top- Tax Exempt For sale, Land Rover Series 3 Soft Top  in Deep Bronze Green (1973) 12 Months MOT and tax exempt. This smart petrol 2286cc Land Rover has a brand new roof, and also benefits from the fitment of both FREE WHEELING HUBS and OVERDRIVE.  Coupled with the larger tyres fitted to steel wheel upgrades, this should give...

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Land Rover Series 3 -*LPG*RESERVEDLand Rover Series 3 -*LPG*RESERVED For sale, Land Rover Series 3 in Marine Blue (1983) MOT until March 30th 2015, and not currently taxed. This stunning Series 3 has been restored by its last owner over several years - costing a huge amount of money.  It has covered just 69,000 miles from new, and almost every MOT is present right back from the first...

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Land Rover -Series 2a *Galvanised Chassis*Land Rover -Series 2a *Galvanised Chassis* For sale, Land Rover Series 2a truckcab in Marine Blue (1969) MOT until March 2015, and tax exempt. This vehicle was very recently rebuilt onto a Richards galvanised chassis, during which time many other jobs were done. (There is a very large A4 file of the works with photos of rebuild, and receipts etc etc).The diesel...

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Land Rover Discovery 3 -  TdV6 Diesel *rare manual*Land Rover Discovery 3 - TdV6 Diesel *rare manual*      For sale, Land Rover Discovery 3 in Java Black (2005) 12 months MOT supplied upon sale and taxed until December 2014. This lovely Land Rover has the excellent TDV6 diesel engine, which is both fuel efficient and very powerful. It also is the rare MANUAL gearbox - very desirable. It has a fully stamped...

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Land Rover Series 2a *Galvanised Chassis - huge spec*Land Rover Series 2a *Galvanised Chassis - huge spec* For sale, Land Rover Series 2a in Green (1969) MOT until December 2014, and tax exempt (current disc until December 2014) This lovely Series 2a was rebuilt less than 10,000 miles ago by the previous owner of 10 years, for his wife. The chassis is galvanised, and it has a very big spec which includes Weber carburettor,...

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Series 2 / Series 2a / 3 Land Rover

Know more about the Land Rover Series 2 and Series

The later series Land Rovers can be a sound buy. The Series 2 Land rover came out in 1958, initially sporting the original 2L engine from the series 1. The Series 2  and Series 2a Land Rovers are largely the same beast, with very slight differences. The Series 2  is perhaps the most popular vintage Land Rover for ownership, as these classic vehicles are perhaps the cheapest  and most pretty of the marque.

These classic vehicles were built with both petrol and diesel engines, the 2286cc unit which is still running strong to this day. Some people prefer the petrol engine, as they rarely give any trouble and can be easily tuned. You do get a few extra miles per gallon out of the diesel Land Rover, but you lose power and refinement.

Fuel economy is a frequently asked topic. Many people quote 18mpg for the petrol Series 2a Land Rover, and 22mpg for the diesel Series 2 . We have, on some occasions managed to get nearer to 30 mpg on a longer run from a petrol unit – most people carry out small journeys and this reduces economy, as it would with any car. Good set up on your vehicle –  electronic ignition, free wheeling hubs, overdrive, and a healthy engine can all contribute.

Again, as with the series Land Rover, if your vehicle is in well kept condition it should drive  well – albeit not like a modern vehicle! .

The Series 3 Land Rover represents perhaps the best value. Early examples are now tax exempt too, which represents a good saving. Having a tax exempt Land Rover is a big pull for some owners, but expect to pay a premium for such a vehicle. .  These vehicles are generally  the most comfortable of all classic Land Rovers, and had a soft dash, better ride quality and synchro on all gears. They should be better to drive, with their modern servo brakes and comfy seats.

Any classic John Brown Land Rover will prove to be  a good investment. We even retain some vehicles ourselves for the same reasons!