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1971 Land-Rover 109'' Series III

1971 Land-Rover 109'' Series III in The X Files, TV Series, 1993-2002 IMDB Ep. 7.01

Class: Cars, Off-road / SUV — Model origin: UK

1971 Land-Rover 109'' Series III

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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Firebird86 US

2006-07-30 02:21

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1971 Land Rover 88" Series III

Alexander DE

2006-08-02 20:42

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The length of the tarpaulin bows suggest that it is a long wheel-base version. The 88" with closed cab has only a ż-lenrth load-bay hood.
http://www.allwheeltrim.co.uk/Images/88-3quat-01.jpg

Exiv96 BE

2006-08-02 21:30

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Correct, but the " after 109 can be deleted.

antp BE

2006-08-02 21:42

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Hmmm sure? I let Alexander decide for all what concerns Land-Rover, he is the Land-Rover master here :D (he recognizes the year of a Land-Rover with only a wheel or a windscreen :D)

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Explorer4x4

2006-08-02 21:47

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antp wrote (he recognizes the year of a Land-Rover with only a wheel or a windscreen :D)


:D I have never heard of somebody who could do that! Well, maybe mrcadillac could with Cadillacs. I can tell if it is a relation of a Tempo by seeing a rim, but this means it could be Topaz, Sable, Tempo, Taurus, Escort, Mustang or any other sedan/coupe/wagon from 1984 to 1994, so this doesn't really help.

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antp BE

2006-08-02 21:50

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He always say that the picture is too blurry or too dark :o

Explorer4x4

2006-08-02 22:09

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Who?

antp BE

2006-08-02 22:23

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MrCadillac.

Alexander DE

2006-08-02 22:24

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antp wrote He always say that the picture is too blurry or too dark :o

Well, it very often is... :)

To answer Exiv:
The company started to use the " in advertisements with the introduction of the 86". Before it was only used in technical documents. As the vehicle was officially just the 'Land-Rover' it would be very difficult to keep the multitude of versions apart. With the introduction of the long wheelbase of 107", later 109", the additional words 'Regular' and 'Long' were used, but, bad for any lists, as 'Regular Land-Rover' and 'Long Land-Rover'. During the mid 1960s this was dropped and numbers were used again. The " was dropped with the introduction of the coil-sprung models in 1983 and 1984, respectively. They were called One-Ten and Ninety. Later, shortly before the introduction of the Defender name in 1990, this was changed into 110 and 90, plus the then new 127. The name 'Defender' was actually the first real name ... after 42 years!

In books and other publications you very often find it written without " or with 'inch' or 'in.' added. In the end it means the same but would be bad for sorting the database.

Very often more information could be added, like body styles etc. But to keep it compact I usually only differentiate between the series, the wheelbase, and inform if it is a Station Wagon. Extra info goes into the comments ... usually. :)


NB: For all members that are not familiar with imperial measures: " means inch which is 2.54 cm in metric (SI) measures. Land-Rover, like many other companies, used it for the wheelbase.

Explorer4x4

2006-08-02 22:31

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So, early Land Rovers had no name, but just inches?

Sunbar UK

2006-08-02 22:48

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Another piece of information. In about 1970 the very first Range Rover's code name kept to the same style of model designation and was officially known as 100" (Land Rover 100 inch) before the name 'Range Rover' was officially announced.

Alexander DE

2006-08-02 22:50

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Explorer4x4 wrote So, early Land Rovers had no name, but just inches?

Well, 'Land-Rover' was the name. Actually 'Land-' was the name and 'Rover' the company. In later years 'Land-Rover' became a company name, too, being a subsidiary of Rover. Again later, Rover was bought by BMW (they needed to gain knowledge on front wheel drive from Rover and four wheel drive and off-road vehicle constuction from Land Rover). After they had the information they sold Rover, which would have needed a lot of money for new models, into a vague future, and Land Rover (without a dash by then) ended in the Premier Automotive Group (PAG) of Ford together with Aston Martin, Volvo Cars, Jaguar, and Daimler, each being a company in its own right.

Alexander DE

2006-08-02 22:52

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Sunbar wrote Another piece of information. In about 1970 the very first Range Rover's code name kept to the same style of model designation and was officially known as 100" (Land Rover 100 inch) before the name 'Range Rover' was officially announced.

Internally this was used throughout the production. The long wheelbase Range Rover is a 108".
Interestingly the name used for the prototype vehicles was 'Velar'.

Explorer4x4

2006-08-02 22:53

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Oh (Alexander seems like a Land Rover encyclopedia :wow: ).

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