Series Land Rover
Series 3 Land Rover
The 80" chassis was extended to 86" in
1954. This gave an overall increase in body length
of 9in and helped to quell the complaints about lack
of stowage space. The 86" models were in production
Land Rover advertised the 86" models as being
available in green, blue, grey or beige. The upholstery
matched the body colour except the grey body had
blue upholstery and the beige had green.
The 100,000th Land Rover was an 86" model and was built in August 1954 and was a left hand drive model.
The 86" model was adapted and trialled for
the military as a cable laying vehicle and as a
field ambulance, but was found unsatisfactory in
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