La Aduana: 2007 Land Rover LR3 HSE


Land Rover has a long, rich history in building expedition vehicles. Their vehicles have served as the back bone for expeditions around the world, and have performed valiantly when pushed to their limits and beyond in competitions such as the Camel Trophy. Unfortunately, under the pressure of consumer demand for high-end luxury vehicles, Land Rover has moved away from its original simplistic designs, and been pushed to incorporate an ever increasing amount of technology into their vehicles. Many people have the impression that Land Rover has lost their spirit, but I assure you it is alive and well in vehicles such as this 2007 LR3.

The owner of this tastefully modified rover has spared no expense in ensuring it is meticulously maintained and ready for the trails. According to the seller, all the regular maintenance was performed by certified Land Rover dealers and completed on time, if not early. He also states that the exterior is in perfect condition with no damage, and that the interior is just as flawless. Adorning the outside of this Land Rover are some of the best modifications available. From the front ARB bumper, to the rear Kaymar, you will find every bit of improvement and protection this vehicle deserves including sliders, underbody plating, and an onboard air system. If you’re looking for a turn-key vehicle that is just as at home in the outback as it is in the city, then this is one to see.

Check it out on Expedition Portal here:



Here’s what the seller has to say:

  • Asking $33,000 negotiable. Includes the warranty noted below.
  • Extended warranty purchased through Land Rover dealer, coverage by First Automotive, “comprehensive” coverage….essentially everything, and exclusionary listing of specifically what is not. $80 towing and $75/day trip interruption. 0$ deductible. 4 years from October 5 2011, mileage up to 100,000. This is better than a CPO which only provides 2 years of coverage and this warranty has broader coverage with 0$ deductible, fully transferable, prorated refundable, valid at all national LR dealers and ACE certified independent shops.
  • If you want the stock 19″ wheels, you pay shipping plus $1200
  • 64,000 miles as of October 2012. Has a new windshield as of September 2012.
  • This is totally “set up” for serious trail and/or camping use (parts list below).
  • All standard services have been done by Rover dealer on time or early.
  • The body is perfect, the leather is clean with no damage anywhere (2nd and 3rd row seats have been folded closed and covered by rubber mat 100% of the time anyway keeping them perfect.
  • (Roof rack and awnings in photos not included in above price. However, I can direct you to the same source to make it easy if interested in same things – or the rack alone is negotiable)
  • Even without the roof rack and lights, the wiring and interior switches will remain for very simple set up of your own layout. 4 switches total, 1 controls both rear lamps, 3 control L,R, middle front or side lamps.
  • The leather is clean with no damage anywhere (2nd and 3rd row seats have mostly been folded close and covered by rubber mat 100% of the time anyway keeping them perfect.
  • Window tinting is 3M all including sunroof, legal in all states at more than 35%
  • MODS/PARTS (rough initial costs including shipping/tax):
  • $1300 ARB bumper – with factory fogs and parking sensors re-installed
  • $1000 WARN winch XD9000
  • $250 Hella 1000 black magic lamps on bumper with clear plastic stone shields
  • $1500 Rasta underbody plating (all 4 sections available for lr3 including radiator guards too)
  • $1600 Rock Sliders/undersill side protection plating with side rails by Rover Specialties (very protective of the air tank and compressor as well)
  • (sliders recently blasted and galvanized)
  • $2400 Rear bumper/tire carrier/jerry can holder by KAYMAR with parking sensors re-installed and license plate relocation with lamp. Tire carrier was relocated more toward middle of car to allow better visibility of right rear tail lamps.
  • $800 Could include custom bike hitch style mount and bike rack for hitch mounted bike racks – this keeps rack high from ground and not using the actual hitch.
  • $300 rear ladder-lr genuine
  • $250 rear lamp guards-lr genuine
  • $80 body side moulding-lr genuine
  • $550 snorkle-lr genuine
  • $350 towing block and wiring-lr genuine
  • $300 cargo mats rubber-lr genuine (rear flat, rear 5″ deep, 3rd row foot-well, other passenger as well)
  • Electrical & AIR (run on 2nd battery system-all switches, gauges inside left rear access panel):
  • $500 DUAL BATTERY system user switchable from either to combined using Odyssey 2150 custom mounted in enlarged normal location (almost double capacity of yellow top optima).
  • $100POWER INVERTER flush mounted in left rear panel wall
  • $500 ON BOARD AIR socket fed by ARB compressor mounted on right side vehicle with stock 2nd air tank similar to left side arrangement (both protected by rock slider plating)
  • 3 additional 12V SOCKETS – mounted 1 at each rear panel corner and one near left side 2nd seat door panel section for Fridge, etc.
  • MAP LIGHTS & secondary DOME LIGHTS all run off 2nd battery, center dome lights run standard with normal stock time-out feature) This allows you to not worry about killing the main battery with doors opening and closing over days or forgotten.
  • $400 Rear work lamps and/or forward roof lights – switchable via 4 lit switches in front cockpit overhead.* roof rack and lamps *not included *but it is all pre-wired (no roof holes were cut, all are powered through single line out the back hatch with single plug (trailer type round multi-pin) for roof rack removal simplicity)

Parts alone were over $12k, all work was done by a 20yr certified Master Land Rover tech in NC at Flying Circus English Cars, Ltd. Labor was roughly $10k


Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Senior Editor while living full-time on the road.