1972 Land Rover 88 Series III
VIN: 25900489A Engine: 4cyl. OHV Transmission: Manual
The Land Rover is one of the most iconic off road vehicles ever created. Stemming from the aftermath of WWII and large demand for light utility vehicles for farming and agricultural use. Most likely inspired by the Willys Jeep during WWII, the British company, Rover, introduced the new Series 1 Land Rover at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor show where it was received very well. Fast forwarding to 1967, the Series IIA was introduced which closely resembled its original form of the Series I, but more refined and considered to be the most well built and stout of all the early Series model Land Rovers with a more powerful 2.25 liter 4 cylinder OHV engine, redesigned 4 wheel drive transmission and a few cosmetic design changes. The Series II and IIA are also the most iconic being in countless Safari movies throughout the 1960's and even in a few current films. With the introduction of the Series III there were very few changes from the Series IIA. Late in the series IIA production the headlights were moved to the outside on the front of the fenders and with the Series III the biggest change was the grill is made of plastic. Land Rover is one of the few brands still existing today where its current models still use design cues and attributes that stay true to its original design and identity.