This attractive 1983 Series III 'County' spec diesel Station Wagon with the desirable Safari top was originally registered in December 1983. This was towards the end of Series III production and consequently it would have benefitted from the 1982 facelift which included all-new cloth seats, soundproofing kits, tinted glass and other 'soft' options designed to appeal to the leisure owner/user.
A previous owner invested in a full refurbishment some years ago and the work included a cylinder head overhaul to enable the use of unleaded, all the engine ancillaries were either replaced or renewed including new carburettors, new battery and radiator, the transmission was rebuilt, the suspension, brakes and all steering parts were also renewed whilst the original body was stripped, a new rear wing and door skin fitted and completely repainted.
It now presents wonderfully in Masai Red with a Limestone Safari roof and classic limestone steel wheels and the County Grey cloth on the seats appears excellent. The practical seat configuration of this iconic car consists of three individual seats in the front and four inwards facing fold away seats in the rear which are equally adept at taking friends to the pub for a pint or transporting livestock should you need. This flexibility appealed to our vendor, the well-known singer/songwriter and classic car enthusiast, Jay Kay, who has used it over recent years whilst at his holiday home for taking the kids to the beach and the kind of things that Land Rovers do best.
With comparatively low-mileage of just 59,600, this is an economical, totally reliable and versatile Series Land Rover, enhanced by its Safari Roof and perhaps by a little celebrity provenance. On offer at No Reserve, we look forward to your interest.
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