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1974 Land Rover Series III


This 1974 Land Rover Series III served with NATO forces, according to its seller
This 1974 Land Rover Series III served with NATO forces, according to its seller

Here’s a vehicle that comes with a story: Pick of the Day is a 1974 Land Rover Series III sport utility vehicle formerly used by NATO forces, the private seller in White Marsh, Maryland, notes in the advertisement on ClassicCars.com.

“It is the lightweight version and was designed/used strictly for military use,” the seller notes. “They were literally dropped from aircraft into the war zones, and needed to be balanced and super light.

Badge denotes 'Special' version of the SUV
Badge denotes ‘Special’ version of the SUV

“This particular model was in use by NATO forces thru 1998, as a radio unit,” the ad continues. “It has 24-volt system to power the radios, etc., that were on board.“

The ad mentions a “solid running 4-cylinder engine that does not leak or use any fluids,” and adds that, “The transmission is a straight 4 speed with high and low range. It also has the Fairy overdrive, this unit will do 60-70.

“Body is good, no damage, looks to be mostly aluminum… again in very good condition.

“Top comes off if you want…. turns it into a pickup with very little time/trouble.

“Interior is very clean and all functional.”

The Rover still wears its heavy-duty military tires.

The ad notes that the vehicle is “partially restored.”

The asking price is $12,500.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.



Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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