The LandRover stage-1 is so-called because it was the result
of stage-1 of a major investment plan at LandRover which
eventually led to the 90 - 110,
later `Defender' range.
The stage-1 is a Series III
leaf-sprung 109" LandRover with the 3.5-litre petrol V8
and 4-speed full-time 4WD transmission out of the
early Range Rover and
An Isuzu 4BD1 3.9-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine
was a factory fitted option in Australia.
The series III chassis was modified by
moving the grille, radiator and first cross-member forward,
deleting cross-member number two,
making the cross-member under the gearbox removable, and
cuting away the cross-member behind the transmission
to clear the prop. shaft.
Axles are standard series III but with
3.54:1 differentials and with Range Rover style
constant velocity joints in the steering swivels,
on account of the constant four wheel drive.
- LandRover Stage-1 1981,
LWB station wagon, 10 seats, 5 doors
- Loa 4580mm, width 1680mm, height 2000mm
- Wheelbase 2770mm (109"), track 1330mm/1330mm,
turning radius 7.15m, ground clearance 209mm (diff')
- Weight 1809kg (unladen), GVM 2710kg, towing 500kg (unbraked)
- Engine 3528cc, petrol, V8, twin Zenith Stromberg CDSE carb's,
- Bore 88.9mm, stroke 71.12mm, c.r. 8.13:1
- Power 69kW (92bhp) at 3500rpm, torque 230Nm at 2000rpm
- Transmission LT95, 4m, full-time 4WD, centre diff' and lock
ratios 1st 4.069:1, 2nd 2.448:1, 3rd 1.505:1, 4th 1:1 (rev 3.664:1),
transfer-case hi 1.336:1, lo 3.321:1,
diff's 3.54:1 Rover / Salisbury 8HA
- Suspension live-axle & leaf/ live-axle & leaf,
- Tyres 7.50x16, fuel-tank 68L (15 gal imperial)
- NB. Available as ute, cab/chassis, hard-top
1983: 110 and ('84) 90.