Land rover series 3 project in Papua new Guinea
This is my first of hopefully many posts. I'm about to buy this Defender series 3 from a mate for $1000. It was running, but hasn't been for a little while. There is a little rust on the doors, firewall and just light rust on the chassis. All panels apart from the front left corner and the bumper are perfectly straight. All the glass is in good condition and the roof appears straight and rust free. Engine starts via a hand crank from the front. There is a spot for a starter motor, but is missing.
First of all... What do you think? Is this a bad frame to start with? Has anyone restored something similar? Should I buy it from him?
Can anyone help me identify this vehicle, the owner doesn't know the age, thinks it's from the 70's, doesn't know anything about the engine except that it takes petrol and starts easily.