1978 Series III RESTORED

  • Make: Land Rover
  • Model: Defender
  • SubModel: Series III Santana
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: Safari Roof
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 49900
  • VIN: E57807832
  • Color: Sahara Dust & Ivory top
  • Engine size: 4 cyl diesel injectors
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: hood mounted tire
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Black & Sahara dust
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Safety options: seat belts added
  • Options: removable roof, 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Millburn, New Jersey, United States


This vehicle is a Land Rover Santana and is the Spanish version of the series III / Defender. It was purchased from the original owner. It was well maintained but 40 years of Spanish sun takes a toll. The frame up restoration was done by a former Land Rover dealer. All items are as close to original as possible, however seat belts and halogen lamps were added.
It starts in the coldest weather and the Safari roof keeps in cooler than you would expect on a hot summer day. All windows are sliding windows which affords a good air flow.
All papers and provenance is available for inspection. The car has a clean title and all taxes are paid.
The vehicle is being sold because our son is going to college.