After a remarkably drama-free year in service with the TFL team, one of our favorite off-roaders is heading off to a new home. Last week with our fleet update, Tommy announced we were selling the LR3 to a willing buyer. Dozens of you snapped at the opportunity to take the LR3 off our hands — thank you to everyone who reached out — and the first buyer to settle up for the car actually got in touch with us within a matter of minutes when that video went live.
Now, just a few days later, the car hauler arrived to take this Land Rover LR3 away, and we had to say one final goodbye. So what did the buyer get? This 2006 Land Rover LR3 has covered a bit over 140,000 miles in its lifetime. In its year-long tour of duty with TFL Studios, it went on several off-road excursions and often acted as a support vehicle for our other shoots. All the while, its 4.4-liter V-8 engine, which also lived in the full-size Range Rover and Range Rover Sports of the time, delivered its 300 horsepower and 315 lb-ft of torque without exploding into a shower of metallic fragments, as some may expect from Land Rovers old and new. This LR3 thoroughly bucked that impression, and the only repair of note was replacing a stuck thermostat earlier this winter.
The LR3 came to us with a 2.5-inch lift, and we replaced the Nitto Terra Grapplers with a set of Nexen Roadian MTX all-terrain tires. And that was about it — unlike some projects in the TFL fleet like Ram Rebel Rouser, Gobi Glad or Super Tremor, we were all happy just to drive the LR3 around in its mostly-stock configuration.
If you missed out on a chance to get the LR3, don’t worry. We usually sell our project vehicles after our video series wrap up, and will announce other vehicles as they’re available. Stay tuned for more updates. While you’re at it, keep an eye on TFLoffroad.com and our YouTube channels for more news, views and real-world off-road reviews.