The Series III had the same body and engine options as the preceding IIa. It is the most common Series vehicle, with 440,000 of the type built from 1971 to 1985. The traditional metal grille previously featured was replaced with a plastic one for the Series III model. During the Series III production run from 1971 until 1985, the 1,000,000th Land Rover rolled off the production line in 1976. The Series III saw many changes in the later part of its life as Land Rover updated the design to meet increased competition. This was the first model to feature synchromesh on all four gears. In keeping with early 1970s trends the simple metal dashboard of earlier models was replaced with a new moulded plastic dash.
In 1980, the 2.25-litre petrol and diesel engines received five main bearing crankshafts to increase rigidity and the transmission, axles and wheel hubs were strengthened. These changes culminated in April 1982 with the introduction of the County spec. Station Wagon Land Rovers, available in both 88-inch and 109-inch types. These had all-new cloth seats from the Leyland T-45 Lorry, soundproofing kits, tinted glass and other soft options designed to appeal to the leisure owner/user. Of more interest was the introduction of the High Capacity Pick Up. This was a pick-up truck load bay that offered 25% more cubic capacity than the standard pick-up style. The HCPU came with heavy-duty suspension and was popular with public utility companies and building contractors.
This 1972 Land Rover is a 2 Door Light Utility with Split Windscreen, it was originally registered in the UK, and then exported to Cyprus. It was re-imported in 2014 and is in very good condition, both bodywise and mechanically. It is an Historic Vehicle and therefore Tax Exempt. A Soft Top model fitted with Rear Seats, bigger Fuel Tanks, and a Green Soft Top Cover, it even has a spade and jerrycan mounted on the back. The car Drives Well and is only Showing 88,000 Miles, with documentation showing that this may be correct. MOT until May 2017, it is being sold with it's cherished registration number, thought to be worth in the region of £1,000. Some Service Bills And Old MOTs to verify the mileage.