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Land Rover Series III: The Essential Buyer’s Guide

Land Rover Series III: The Essential Buyer’s Guide

By Maurice Thurman
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Paperback • 19.5x13.9cm • 64 pages • 113 colour pictures

ISBN: 978-1-787113-39-8

£ 12.99 Postage + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)

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• Like having a real marque expert at your side – benefit from years of real ownership experience
• Full coverage of all short and long wheelbase models
• Where and how to buy a Series III Land Rover
• Advice on choosing the right model and condition
• Key checks – how to spot a bad vehicle quickly
• Comprehensive inspection guide
• In-depth analysis of strengths and weaknesses
• Discussion of desirable upgrades as well as modifications to avoid
• Market and value data, predicts which models will become collectible
• Details of club back-up and support organisations


Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Maurice Thurman’s years of Land Rover ownership, learn how to spot a bad vehicle quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price!


The Series III Land Rover further developed the successive refinements of the Series I, II and IIA models, yet remained true to its original design as a utility vehicle for farmers; one that could be repaired and maintained with the minimum of specialist tools. It rapidly built up a worldwide reputation for rugged capability, which led to it being adopted by police forces and armies worldwide.
The book describes the step-by-step development of the Series III, so the potential buyer becomes aware of each model’s individual strengths and weaknesses. Having chosen your preferred model, you are professionally guided through important aspects of the retail market, and given clear instructions on where and how to check for problems before you buy. You will also be equipped to test drive your potential purchase with competence. Running and maintenance costs are realistically appraised, and a comprehensive checklist is provided to aid you through the evaluation process.
With over 100 colour photographs integrated into the concise and informative text, this book really is the expert in your pocket.

Additional Information

Period Covered: 1971-85
Models Covered: Series III short and long wheelbase models; petrol & diesel versions
Models not Covered: Military versions of Series III Land Rovers, Stage 1 V8 model and specialist models such as fire tenders.
The complete guide to choosing, assessing and buying the Series III Land Rover of your dreams
Packed with good advice – from running costs, through paperwork, vital statistics, valuation – this book shows you exactly what to look for when examining a potential Series III Land Rover purchase
Comprehensive condition checklist and guide, photos of key areas to check and foibles to be aware of, key specifications and useful upgrades, plus
market and value data


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