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Richard Marsden's ex-MOD Series 3 109" Land Rover

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When Richard lived in the UK, his "car" was a little unusual, in that it was an ex-MoD Series 3 109" Land Rover. The British Army originally took delivery of the Land Rover in January 1973, making it a little older than its owner.

After being passed around the regiments and a couple of stints in Northern Ireland during the 1970s (probably as a reserve vehicle), the Land Rover joined the Gurkha Rifles where it stayed until being de-mobbed in 1989. It is the 3/4 tonne FFR (Fitted For Radio) variant, although when Richard purchased it, the most obvious FFR features (radio seat, and tuner heads) had been removed.

On his website Richard describes this occasion as an Unusual Land Rover Recovery Technique - or "How I got out of a Very Deep Ditch"

Land Rover in ditch

Richard had to sell the Land Rover before moving to the USA. During his ownership of the vehicle he developed a series of webpages about the Series 3 and Series 3 military vehicles in general. The pages are being kept online in-case they are of use to anyone else. His is definitely the website to visit if you are interested in:

  1. Military Specifics - especially FFR variants (includes circuit diagrams)
  2. Mechanical Specifics - mechanical notes for Series IIIs (including civilian versions)
  3. Vehicle History - How to find out your truck's past adventures!

A visit to Richard's homepage provides information on his other interests and details of his computer software development background.
Thanks Richard.

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