Lot 69 (Chateau Impney, 10th July 2016)
Registration No: UAK201Y
Chassis No: SALLBCMG1AA168142
Mot Expiry: April 2017
That the recently departed Defender is an immediately recognisable descendent of the Land Rover launched at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show, is huge testimony to Maurice Wilks' original design. By the time of the 1969-1971 Series IIA, the model was the workhorse of the world and accounted for around 90% of the 4x4 sector in Australia, Africa and the Middle East. This 109in five-door Safari is a remarkable 1983 Series III example that has driven a mere 60,000 miles from new in the hands of just two owners. Delightfully original, it has never been restored and retains its original 12-seater interior. The Landie's accompanying maintenance file confirms it's always been well cared for, though little used in the last eight years. The vendor presently classes the bodywork, Blue paintwork, Black vinyl interior trim, 2.25-litre petrol engine and manual transmission as all being in 'very good' order. 'UAK 201Y' is MOT'd into April 2017.