1974 Land Rover Series 3 109 Safari 6 Cylinder THJ 317N. This Vehicle is for a serious Land Rover enthusiast or collector it was being regularly used until engine started knocking - will need transporting/trailering away. Here we have a rare, original and unmolested Land Rover Series 3 109 (LWB) Safari 12-seater Station Wagon with factory fitted 6 Cylinder IOE Petrol Engine.
This truck is a real time warp as it still wears its original coat of factory limestone paint, it is full of period character and charm. Its a solid honest truck that has been cared for and well maintained over the years, it has not been restored or rebuilt. Nor does it have holes drilled everywhere or poorly fitted modifications.
It is as it left the factory in 74. The previous owners to myself had it for 20+ years as a breakdown truck at a local garage, seeing very little use. It was also used annually to tow a procession trailer in the local town parade. Since my ownership in August 2019, I have undertaken work to tidy up and preserve the truck without losing its originality. I have also swapped out the factory 2.6L for a 3 Litre from a rover P5.
If you know your Land Rovers, this is the best upgrade for these 6 pot wagons. (Further details below) I have rebuilt the bulkhead as it was full of poor repairs and very hole ridden.
Chassis has had rear crossmember/front dumb irons/outriggers previously; I have fitted a new front crossmember and repaired O/S chassis leg where required - Chassis is now solid. Brakes fully replaced in each corner and new stainless braided hoses fitted. I have blasted and painted 5 matching 5.5 LWB offset wheels, fitted with 235/85/16 Michelin XZL tyres. Period correct number plates and LR mud flaps have also been fitted. Genuine 61K miles - Mot history to support.Extensive history folder included, containing previous Invoices and Receipts, MOT Certificates, record of work carried out. All photos of work undertaken, vehicle in use and previous owners use will be available to new owner. Engine is currently mildly knocking after being driven a short distance with oil pressure light flickering on. Knocking sounds to be the big ends may require new big end bearings and potentially a crank grind. This is only my best guess; I have not investigated the issue in any way. 3L engine covered 45 miles before knocking began. Tired original 2.6L engine has been removed and replaced with a Rover 3L equivalent 6-cylinder IOE engine.
Visually there is no difference, just an increased internal capacity and power output. The healthy 3L engine was removed from a 1959 Rover P5 salon car. This engine was checked over, painted and then converted to fit the series land rover Flywheel housing/ Flywheel/ Rocker Cover/ Carb.Mounting/ Sump/ Crankcase breather/ Chassis mounts/ Dipstick etc. The water pump was refurbished by J R Wadhams Rover Specialists, system flushed, and new core plugs fitted. The engine has also been fitted with a new electronic distributor and matched high-power coil. Exhaust manifold blasted and VHT Painted.
Full Double S Stainless Steel Exhaust fitted. The station wagon wears its original patinaed limestone paint with pride, all its original doors and panels. Paint wearing through in places as youd expect after 50 years of use; however still presentable. One small area of damage to N/S front wing could be pulled out and tided up with not too much hassle. Bulkhead has been recently rebuilt and painted so is 100% rust free!
Glass is all good, channels and slides not so. Door frames are rotten skins are healthy.
Bonnet frame is rotten skin is healthy. Front grill/rad panel has rusted through along the usual bottom edge.
Straight and tidy safari top with little damage. 5.5 LWB offset wheels recently basted and painted limestone fitted with 235/85/R16 Michelin XZL Tyres. Tow bar 50mm ball and Y jaw Pintle recently rewired 7 pin electrics.
NEW; SS wiper arms with new blades - SS Bulkhead Bolts - SS Wing Bolt Set rear door hinge - SS Bumper Bolts washer jets and hoses - Rear reflectors - Number plate light Bonnet hinge bushes and bump stops - Bulkhead vent seals - Galv. Standard interior, black vinyl seats 1. Row Exmoor trim Everlast rear bench seat (green). Headlining and padding strips all present and healthy for their age. All 4 safari vents open ok and are rust free.Replacement crack free dash top healthy mid and lower dash. New; Gear stick and knob - Yellow/red knobs - Interior door handles Clock Oil Pressure gauge. Also included in the sale. Original running factory fitted 2.6L 6 Cylinder engine (removed to fit 3L). Complete disassembled 2.6L 6 Cylinder engine. 6 cylinder gearbox and transfer box assembly untested condition.
LR 6 cylinder exhaust manifold recently blasted and painted VHT Silver. X2 Dashboard tops and dash mid steel section. X2 Steel wheels 272309 in original patina limestone paint. Spare wheel Recently Blasted and Painted, ready for tyre+tube.
Used Deluxe bonnet (intended to swap vehicle skin onto this good frame). A Selection of New parts including; complete side/brake/indicator light set, exhaust clamps, coil ballast resistor, seals/gaskets, head gasket.
Further boxes of used series 3 LR Spares/parts. I hope this covers everything, please get in contact with any further queries.Priced to reflect its rarity, original condition and sought after 3L upgrade; as well as the value of the additional parts included with the vehicle. This s/wagon will easily be worth into the 20K bracket once finished, and prices are only rising. LOCATION: Shefford, Bedfordshire SG17 - LR can be viewed evenings and weekends by prior arrangement. CONTACT: Jack on 07717 611378. The item "Land Rover Series 3 109 6 Cylinder Safari Station Wagon (LWB)" is in sale since Sunday, October 24, 2021. This item is in the category "Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles\Cars\Land Rover/Range Rover". The seller is "jachollingswort-2" and is located in Shefford. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.