We posted a Land Rover Series III the other day that was really just a collection of parts. Commenter Mountainwoodie got it right when he suggested the seller’s spouse had probably said: ”You better get that pile of junk out of the garage or I’m taking the kids and going to my mothers!” At least it was cheap. Anyway, this next Series III Land Mover is assembled and is probably worth the bump up in price. Find this 1981 Land Rover Series III 109 Diesel offered for $15,000 in Blue Island, IL via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
I love a good challenge as much as the next guy…and I do enjoy assembling an occasional jigsaw puzzle with my kids…but this “Land Rover” is the jigsaw puzzle equivalent of taking 16 different 1000 piece-puzzles, mixing the pieces together, throw half of the pieces away, and stuff the remaining pieces inside of a raw turkey before baking to a crispy 165 degree internal temperature and then attempt to assembled the puzzle on a windy Thanksgiving afternoon wearing a blindfold and being pestered by a chimpanzee driving a skid-steer. However, I can’t think of a better way to spend 5 grand. I think I could rent a chimp and a skid-steer for that much. Find this 1973 Land Rover Series III offered for $5000 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist.
If you’ve ever spent time under a car, you know what you can get with a little hard work and a pair of donor cars. All manner of crazy beasts start with a simple thought from some a mad scientist…but this next car is so perplexing that I’m going to have to give it the […]
This next car comes as a seller submission from Chris of the Secret Car Club…which isn’t so secret anymore because it is being listed on Daily Turismo which has a reach of about 4 people who might be able to afford a car that is a smidge above our self imposed $20k cap…and when I […]
A close child hood friend of mine has a teenage daughter who would literally rob a bank to drive any Land Rover. A teenager or unsuspecting adult would not fully understand at which or appreciate the fact that the only person who makes out on a massively depreciated car is your local indy mechanic. VW […]
I’ll be that guy who raises his hand and admits he knows nothing about this next model. I’m really not a Land Rover guy, so I don’t know if this next model is rare or desireable or a piece of crap, but I will tell ya that whenever I see one I think “ooohhh, I […]
Five hundred smackeroos doesn’t buy you much in a car. You are lucky to get something that isn’t labeled “mechanic’s special” or the seller is only listing the price of a door instead of the entire car (like this Aztek…seriously, the seller thinks the entire car is somehow worth more than $250?). Anyway, as part […]
This week’s Mid Week Match-Up, victim is tipper Scott who sent us a link for a Land Rover because his wife really wants a 110 series, but was thinking that this might do as a cheap alternative. But, I’m not sure if this is the best way to start on the right foot for Land Rover ownership…. The […]
The following collection of craigslist winners comes from Matt C who also included some commentary to go with each of the clunkers. I’m leading off with a good deal on a Buick Apollo, the Nova’s forgotten brother. 73 Buick Apollo Buick 350, 350th trans. Need door panels and head liner. Runs and drives. Bottom dollar […]
Not every car is universally loved (you can probably find people who don’t like Corvettes, for instance) but there are some cars that everyone respects the people who drive them on a regular basis. Like the C3 Corvette, an Alfa Romeo Giulia, or a Land Rover Defender. It might not have the sexy curves or […]