Land Rover Safari S3

How cool is this?  Grab your Belstaff Jacket and your Lanny keys & let the adventure begin.

The Series 3 is considered by many to be the most hardy version of the Land Rover ever constructed. It’s also the type of classic Land Rover that features strongly in the general public’s perception of the brand due to its many appearances in popular films and television documentaries set in Africa and India throughout the sixties.

Border Reivers are delighted to offer this Genuine and rare Land Rover Series 3 LWB 109 Station Wagon/Safari Petrol 2.25 litre 1979
Low mileage covered 63964 miles.
An original factory made 12 seater Estate with a full County interior with a safari twin skinned roof, roof vents with headlining.
Chassis number 93110505D with all matching factory numbers to engine and chassis.
Declared manufactured 1979
Registration Date. 16th April 1980 (40 years historic tax)

An opportunity to purchase this previously much loved and now rare to the market Series 3 County Station Wagon 109” LWB  12 Seater .

On purchase, it was completely stripped down and the restoration began from the chassis upwards. The bodywork, chassis and running gear were stripped back, repaired where necessary and then reassembled in the time-honoured tradition. The engine was also rebuilt and reconditioned to match the high standards appropriate to this restoration. A similar approach was taken with the interior which is in excellent condition and a real credit, with new upholstery and roof lining through out.
The car really must be seen to truly appreciate the quality of the workmanship involved in bringing this Classic back to life.

The paintwork was in its original factory finish and the panels straight, the paint finish had lost its lustre and showing signs of aluminium where the paint had worn through. Land Rover like other manufacturers in 70’s were not acclaimed for their rust prevention technique’s, thus, Series Models having steel door frames all have various stages of corrosion.
While this vehicle deserved a comprehensive respray it was fitted with five brand new doors while retaining the original front wings bonnet and all rear body panels. Documented photos of work undertaken.
There have been many thousands of pounds spent over a 12 month long restoration with many new parts being extensively used throughout the 700 plus hours which have been a labour of love.
I doubt you could find a better example for the money asked!

Bodywork- has been stripped to metal and re-sprayed in a professional booth with four coats of 2k Land Rover Marine Blue as per original colour. The bodywork has been meticulously prepared by a professional 1950’-60’s Porsche bodyworker to retain original factory spot welds and rivets. If you study the photos provided the spot welds are all evident as per factory.

Interior – Brand new quality Exmoor Trim with expensive special order deluxe second row seats to compliment the front row seats.
Fitted throughout in thick quality insulated carpet with fully trimmed doors and fitted armrests.
The roof air vents have been also refurbished also new window channels throughout.
The dashboard is unmolested and in good condition there is an age related radio and speakers discreetly installed sometime back in the eighties.
Chassis – is in great condition, the body was lifted from the chassis prepared and sprayed with 2 pack glass black paint.

Bulkhead – In very good condition being painted and sound insulated.
Engine – 2.25 petrol 4 cylinder,now rebuilt runs smooth like a watch.

The full synchromesh gearbox, transfer box and 4-wheel drive operates smooth and quiet complimented with a Fairey Overdrive.

Recently refurbished braking system with servo assisted brakes. New wheel cylinders and brake shoes.
New suspension, shockers, axle straps exhaust & engine manifold etc.

The original wheels are finished in Limestone fitted with the 7.50 R16 tyres
It retains its Galvanised body cappings and front bumper as their original coating was intact (a pleasure to see)
All doors and panels have been sound proofed including floor panels, bulkhead, seat box and cabin areas using sound pads throughout making this the quietest Series 3.
This car is a pleasure to drive.

Overall, this Series 3 looks fantastic and is without doubt a pleasure to drive as an everyday commuter and would be accepted at any venue.  Most importantly this is a fully functional  40 year old vehicle with low maintenance and insurance costs. This great car is only going up in value.
This is a true classic being the Series 3  12 seater, understated and would attract admiring glances at the local show, shoot, pub or as we prefer the marina . What ever you choose it is a super cool ride with zero depreciation .
This must be viewed & test driven its just simply fantastic. Perfect for taking the mates to the Le-Mans classic or the family to Goodwood.
Don’t let it leave the country

Its road tax exempt, mot exempt & its also exempt from the London T-charge being a historic vehicle & from 7th Sept 2020, all historic vehicles will be exempt from the ULEZ. The 24/7 zone will have the same borders as the current Congestion Charge Zone.




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If you have similar top quality cars like we sell, please call Tom on 07591112581.

 Front bumper now black

Some preservation works