Oxford Diecast 43LR3S005 Land Rover Series III SWB Hard Top Bronze Green - 1:43 scale

Oxford Diecast 43LR3S005 Land Rover Series III SWB Hard Top Bronze Green - 1:43 scale

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Scale : 1:43 

Followers of Oxford’s 1:76 scale Land Rover series have already been treated to this exact same livery on the Series III Land Rover with Hard Top, so we are pleased to bring it to our 1:43 scale enthusiasts, who can enjoy the finite detail even more.

Registered SLA 215L and decorated in the signature Bronze Green colour scheme, the cream hard back upper section is also echoed in the cream wheel hubs. The heavy rear door hinges, fuel filler cap, window surrounds and the radiator grille are all picked out in contrasting silver while the customary spare wheel is fixed to the top of the bonnet.

Land Rover introduced their Series III short wheel base vehicle in 1971 and it continued in production until 1985. It proved to be the most popular of all the Series vehicles with an incredible 440,000 coming off Land Rover’s production line. The variant chosen here at Oxford is the 2-door version but there was also a 4-door off-roader or a 2-door pickup.  The improved spec of the Series III included a plastic grille with the headlights now situated on the wings.  The 4-speed manual gearbox had a selectable 4-wheel drive option and you could even choose whether you wanted diesel or petrol. What more is there to want?

Also shown here are some scans from the Land Rover brochures of April 1974 and February 1977.  Here also a clue to Oxfords heritage, I wonder who picked up that catalolgue in 1974!!!