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Who used Yellow SERIES 3s?

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by thspeller, Aug 2, 2021.

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  1. thspeller

    thspeller Member

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    Hi All,

    Trying to work out some history on my 1974 series 3. Managed to work out it used to be yellow. Not a stock colour so trying to work out which companies might have used - think AA and British telecom but anybody know anything more about this colour? Possibility military as have had a lead that the car may have been in Gibraltar. Thanks.

    Tom
     
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    Airport/airfield, maybe...
     
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    Any military ID plate on the seatbox?
     
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    Lecky board when I was a kid had yellow vans. Might have used landys for access work.
     
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    British Rail?
     
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    Mine was originally yellow, the bloke I got it from had a banana farm
     
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    BT, everything was canary yellow with them in the 70's
     
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    I had a series three that was originally yellow. It had spent the first 20 years of it's life on Bristol airport.
     
  9. thspeller

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    I’ve thrown £43 at a heritage certificate so I’ll find out the original recipient of the new vehicle and can trace from there. Will keep you updated. Maybe it is banana man after all….?
     
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    Might be! I got mine from a banana farmer on Tenerife when we lived over there....kind of a Mr Majestik character!

    Its now back to bronze green

    Good luck!
     
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    Swiss post office .... mines light green lurking under swiss fire engine red ...
     
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    The RAF used yellow land rovers, they didn't like aircraft landing on them.
    This one's ex RAF.. jessica.jpg
     
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