1976 LAND ROVER SANTANA 88 (SERIES III)
ACTUAL VIN# E57002090
NOTE: THIS VEHICLE IS LOCATED IN DENIA, SPAIN, but I ship to the 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 vehicles to the USA regularly. 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.
If you would like me to handle the shipping, customs paperwork, and everything for you, the cost is a flat-rate of $2500, port-to-port, to your choice of Baltimore, MD or Jacksonville, FL. 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 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.
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WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?Entirely rust free and recently refurbished to a very good standard, this Series III 88 is an extremely appealing soft-top example in a wonderfully classic color combination.
With low original miles, this truck hails from arguably the most arid region in all of Spain, and is as rust free as you will ever see a classic Land Rover. The bodywork is straight and free of filler, and the paintwork is recently applied to a good standard. Panel gaps are typical of the age and all doors, latches and locks close securely and work as original. The silver grille and black belt-line trim set the tan wheels off nicely, and the tan canvas roof is new with a new galvanized frame, allowing open-air motoring whenever the mood strikes.
Inside the three-abreast front seats are new deluxe models with new foams and upholstery, the dashboard is in very good original condition, and the original center console carpeting is intact and in very good shape. All the gauges and lights and switches work as original, and everything has a lovely combination of original patina and refreshed details.
Underneath, and the frame is as straight and clean as you'll find. No dents or scratches to the longitudinals, and no rust anywhere. Not in the frame, crossmembers, pickup points, bulkheads, floors or doors.
Clean and classic, it has fantastic curb appeal and looks good from every angle.
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO DRIVE?A soft top 88 is not a bad way to travel. Roll up the sides and back of the top, and you have as much air flow as any convertible ever made. Or, remove the top entirely, the door windows, and fold the windscreen down, and you have more airflow than any convertible ever made. Driving a Land Rover fully open is one of life's great joys, and with a canvas roof you can go from enclosed and weather protected to fully open and carefree in just minutes. It doesn't get much better than that.
With excellent compression the trusty Rover 2.25L diesel in this example fires quickly with very little warming of the glow plugs needed, and idles as smoothly and calmly as it did brand new. With a broad swell or torque and standard gearing, it's spritely off the line and has no difficulty keeping up with modern traffic on all but the fastest roadways. The gearchange is notchy and positive, as it should be, and the clutch is strong with correct engagement. Off road, 4WD engages with a simple push of the plunger, and low-range in the 2-speed transfer case engages with similar ease, allowing the type of tough-terrain capability that made the Land Rover name famous in the harshest environments on the planet. In a world of modern 4-wheelers with huge tires and expensive modifications, it's truly surprising how capable a comparatively simple and unassuming little Series Land Rover still is. Take it where you want to - to the mountains, into the sand, through the mud - it'll get you there and back again., Just as Land Rovers always have.
The brakes work perfectly with good feel and no noise, vibration or pulling, and the steering is light and direct with no undue free play.
Mechanically excellent, low mileage and a fantastic driver, it is a perfect 88 to drive and enjoy every day, on road or off.
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Used
“Rust free and mechanically perfect.”
Year: 1976 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 00000000000000000
Mileage: 82,333 Number of Cylinders: 4
Make: Land Rover Transmission: 4-speed manual with 2-speed transfer case
Model: 88 Soft Top (Series III) Body Type: Convertible SUV
Trim: Santana Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Engine: 2.25L Rover Diesel Vehicle Title: Clear
Drive Type: 4WD Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
Fuel Type: Diesel Exterior Color: Sage Green
For Sale By: Dealer Interior Color: Black
Drive Side: Left-hand drive