1979 Land Rover Santana 88 Series III with factory power steering

1979 Land Rover 88 Series III Santana

Make: Land Rover
Model: 88 Series III
Type: SUV
Trim: Santana
Year: 1979
Mileage: 73,100
VIN: 00000000000000000
Color: Limestone
Engine: 2.25L Rove Diesel
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: 4-speed manual w/two speed transfer case
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Extras
4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
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Description for Land Rover 88 Series III 1979

1979 Land Rover Santana 88 (Series III) with rare factory power steering
ACTUAL VIN# E50922023
NOTE: THIS VEHICLE IS LOCATED IN DENIA, SPAIN, but I ship tothe USA. Please check my feedback, and please read the entire listing before bidding.
I am an American, living in Spain, and I sell and export vintage and collectible vehicles to the USA regularly. Primarily Land Rovers. Although shipping costs are not included in the price of the sale, I work every month with an established worldwide shipper and will work directly with the buyer to arrange delivery to the USA. I will drop the vehicle off at the port of Valencia for you at no additional cost, prepare all the proper documentation for shipping to the USA, and handle all the US customs and importation on the USA side. I pay all duties and taxes on both sides of the ocean.
If you would like me to handle the shipping, customs paperwork, and everything for you, the cost is a flat-rate of $1900, port-to-port, to your choice of New York, Baltimore, MD, Jacksonville, FL or Freeport (Galveston), TX. No additional costs. No work on your part. You just pick the car up from the port, fully cleared and released.
Once the vehicle is in your possession, you will also have all the documents you need to register the car in any of 49 states (California excepted.) I can even arrange transportation within the USA, from the port to your driveway. In short, I am here to help with every step of the process of delivering this vehicle to you.
You are of course welcome to fly here and test the car for yourself before you bid, but if that is not feasible, I will be happy to take additional photos, videos, etc. and send them to you. Whatever you need. We can speak on the telephone, or by Skype, so you can see the vehicle in real time before you bid.
If you have any questions, please ask and I will post as many answers here as possible.
For more details on buying directly from me in Spain, seehttps://www.autologymotors.com/buyingfromspain/

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?

Recently refurbished inside and out, this original 88 looks beautiful, runs and drives perfectly, and has never had any rust.

Exterior and wheels were recently repainted in the original Limestone color, and the interior has been freshened and refurbished using original parts when possible and new parts when necessary, resulting in a vehicle that maintains its original charm but looks stunning from every angle. Bodywork is straight and free of filler, and the paintwork is of a high standard - equal to or superior to the original factory finish. All doors close and latch correctly with excellent panel gaps throughout. The removable tropical roof is straight and correct, and the original galvanized beltline trim is in original and excellent condition.

Inside the dash top has been recovered in soft vinyl and all cosmetics are correct and beautiful. New seats front and rear with new foams and upholstery, and all controls and switches are original and function as new.

The frame is entirely straight and rust free, and has been resprayed in the correct original chassis black, with no dents or signs of previous off roading. There is no rust in the longitudinals, cross members, pickup points, floors, doors, or bulkheads. It is as clean and rust free as an 88 can be.

Inside and out, top and bottom, it has wonderful curb appeal and looks as good as you are likely to find in an 88 of this vintage. As it sits now it is a local show winner, and needs nothing to be enjoyed every day.


WHAT'S IT LIKE TO DRIVE?

As you would expect of a refurbished Land Rover at this original mileage, it drives beautifully. The engine fires immediately with only slight warming of the glow plugs and no undue smoke. The idle is smooth and steady, and the engine sounds correct with absolutely no abnormal noises. Compression is excellent across all four cylinders and everything operates as it should with no leaks, and the oil pressure is outstanding. The engine is clean and tidy, and has been recently serviced with all new fluids.

Underway, the clutch and gearbox are as new, with positive and direct changes up or down a breeze. The engine is lusty and torquey, and keeping up with modern traffic in town and on secondary roads is not a problem. The steering is precise with no play, and the very rare factory power steering makes driving a delight in all conditions. Brakes are strong with no noise or pulling.

All gauges, lights and switches work as intended, and the vehicle has recently passed the rigorous Spanish safety inspection without issue.

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