1980 Land Rover Santana Series III "Defender"

Condition: Used
Make: Land Rover
Model: Other
SubModel: Defender
Year: 1980
Mileage: 42,000
Engine: 2.25 Diesel
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Villa Park, California, United States

Description of 1980 Land Rover Other

1980 Land Rover Santana Series III "Defender"
Clear CA title in hand
CA Registered through 2018 (Smog Exempt, VIN verified and Fed. Safety Certified)
Factory left hand drive built for North America Export
Documented, Verifiable 42k original miles
All docs including original purchase agreement, books, repair manual etc.. included
4 Cylinder 2.25 5 Main Bearing Diesel Engine
Recently replaced brake booster
Many late series III improvements over earlier Rovers (power steering and brakes, factory sound deadening, larger brakes, synchro (all 4 gears) gear box)
4 speed transmission, Locking transfer case provides 8 forward gears in 2wd/4wd
Doors, door tops, windshield and roof easily removed
Steering box, relay and tie rods recently serviced
Brake fluid replaced and drums adjusted
Rust free condition (solid frame, bulkhead and seat boxes needing no repairs)
New interior from Rovers North (comes with factory rear seats)
Brand new Mud terrains w/ spare (spare can be fitted to hood w/ brackets or in the rear)
Radiator recently re-cored, new water pump, thermostat, hoses, sender and fluid
Upgraded front grill from RockyMountain Products (steel rather than plastic, OEM grill was saved)
All new fluids/filters including Royal Purple synthetics in trans, transfer case and differentials (spare filters and binder with all manufacture information included)
Dash is in like new condition (no discoloration, fading or cracks)
All lights, gauges, horn, wipers etc... work as they should
Rims were powdercoated to match "limestone" roof
Upgraded NGK glow plugs
"Dog Cage" seen in photos behind seats is easily removable
A box of maintenance items, spares and owners manual included
Excellent mechanical condition - Paint has been resprayed (high quality respray but there are some small imperfections) and galvanizing redone (galvanizing is in excellent condition and not painted like many "restorations")
Runs and drives excellent and is extremely reliable
Rare to find one in this original condition, left hand drive, rust free (especially the bulkhead, seat box, foot panels and frame that are normally problem areas), documented low mileage and CA DMV compliant. Vehicle is for sale locally in Orange County, CA and seller reserves the right to end the auction early. Feel free to contact me with any questions, I am a Land Rover enthusiast; 6th Land Rover and currently have 3 Series vehicles and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Cheers, Steve