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    Land Rover SIII "Game" /// Register of information

    Ok, as mentioned in another thread I would like to gather together in one place whatever information people are willing to share about their own or other peoples Games. I will copy some articles from early magazines that I have and post those up when I get a chance but I would also just like to get a register of the build number, chassis number and engine number and whatever options they came with. If anybody has articles or other information (perhaps even someone who worked for Landrover who could tell us definitively how many were built) then please post that up as well.

    One thing some may not have is the sticker with the paint code on which shows the colour as Yellow Devil and the Code 566-17422

    Ok, to start -

    Build 7/77
    No 211
    Chassis 90334839A
    Engine 90226489C
    Originally had a swing away wheel carrier, bonnet has the dent but no fittings for a tyre.

    Build 5/78
    No 282
    Chassis 92337857A
    Engine 90236175C
    Spare mounted either behind seats or attached to the rear door. Deluxe flat bonnet.

    Thanks,

    TimJ
    Last edited by Timj; 15th May 2010 at 11:41 PM. Reason: add some more info. (stick and change title L-A-L)
    "Clancy" - 1978 Series III SWB Game.
    "Henry' - 1976 S3 Trayback Ute with 186 Holden
    "Gumnut" - 1953 Series I 80"
    "Poverty" - 1958 Series I 88"
    "Barney" - 1979 S3 GS ex ADF with 300tdi
    "Arnie" - 1975 710M Pinzgauer

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    Land Rover SIII "Game" /// Register of information

    O.K people I hope everyone doesn't mind, I'm using one of TimJ's posts to consolidate the information in sequence!

    Guestimates are based on data from close/adjacent vehicles!

    N.B. Most vehicles are 903 prefix = SIII 88" RHD CKD (assembled somewhere other than Solihull)
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    Build Number - 123
    Manufacture date - 9/1976
    Chassis - 90327014A
    Engine - N/A
    Swing wheel on back
    Standard Sun-raiser rims
    Seating Cap 3
    Dished Bonnet but no wheel mount
    Flairs are damaged but still there!
    No real rust...
    Land Rover SIII "Game" /// Register of information
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    No 151
    Build ?/ ?? <Guestimate 2 or 3/77>
    Chassis 90330553A
    Engine 9021816C
    Location Townsville
    Deluxe bonnet
    Tropical Roof
    Had a wheel carrier on rear now gone.
    Overdrive still works reasonably well (i.e. does not howl badly)
    Land Rover SIII "Game" /// Register of information
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    No ??? <Guestimate 154 (#1031A minus 5)>
    Build 3/77
    Chassis 90331026A
    Engine Unknown.
    Had a swing away wheel carrier, now missing
    Dished bonnet.
    Tropical roof.
    Original rims replaced with 5.5x16
    Flairs missing, bumperetts and side wrap arounds missing.
    Also badly rusted
    ------------------------------
    No 159
    Build ?/77 <Guestimate 3/77>
    Chassis 90331031A
    Engine Unknown.
    Has a swing away wheel carrier.
    Dished bonnet.
    Tropical roof
    Original rims size 15x8
    Land Rover SIII "Game" /// Register of information
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    No ??? <Guestimate 160 to 162>
    Build ?/?? <Guestimate 4/77>
    Chassis 90331980A
    Engine 90222719C
    from Rowley Motors in Sydney.
    Has Game bull bar ,
    swing a-way wheel carrier,
    deluxe dished bonnet
    ,fwh's,
    overdrive, no tropical roof,
    original black seats,
    tow bar,
    Game decals and original yellow paint.
    Ebeneza NSW
    Missing 1 x OEM wheel
    Land Rover SIII "Game" /// Register of information
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    No 163
    Build 5/77
    Chassis 90333268A
    Perth WA
    Has a 202 in it now.
    Had a swing away-gone
    Deluxe bonnet.
    Safari roof
    Bull bar gone
    Has bucked seats colour coded to the car (black and yellow).
    Toro overdrive.
    Land Rover SIII "Game" /// Register of information
    Land Rover SIII "Game" /// Register of information
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    No 164
    Build 5/77
    Chassis no 90333269A
    Bob did a great job in restoring
    Steel bar,
    wheel carrier,
    tropical roof,
    Deluxe bonnet.
    Land Rover SIII "Game" /// Register of information
    Land Rover SIII "Game" /// Register of information
    Quote Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post
    And now #164 is going to be a truck cab blue series 3.
    So externally no game bits at all.
    -----------------------------
    No. 166
    Build 5/77
    Chassis. 90333271 <Guestimate A suffix>
    dished bonnet
    fairy overdrive
    plain roof
    free wheeling hubs
    <Note 4 numbers away in VIN and 4 numbers in serial>
    ------------------------------
    No 170
    Build 5/77
    Chassis 90333275A
    Engine Unknown, had a 202 holden, now gone.
    Has a swing away wheel carrier.
    Dished bonnet.
    Plain roof
    Original rims most dated 11/76 and size 15x8
    -----------------------------
    No 171
    Build 5/77
    Chassis 90333276A
    Engine 9022388C
    Dished bonnet.
    Plain roof
    Free wheeling hubs
    Land Rover SIII "Game" /// Register of information
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    No 211
    Build 7/77
    Chassis 90334839A
    Engine 90226489C
    Originally had a swing away wheel carrier, bonnet has the dent but no fittings for a tyre.
    -----------------------------
    No 220
    Build ?/?? <Guestimate 8/77>
    Chassis number: 90335219A
    Engine Number: 90227833C
    Tropical roof
    Welded rims (not pressed)
    Overdrive
    Wing mounted mirrors
    Swing away spare wheel carrier
    Dished bonnet
    Bumperettes and corner protectors
    Land Rover SIII "Game" /// Register of information
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    No: 230
    Manufacture date: 1976, not sure on month.???<Ed. note: O.P. comment, does not correlate to production sequence>
    Build ?/?? <Guestimate 9/77 or 10/77>
    Chassis: 90335237A
    Engine: 2.25 petrol
    Swing out Tyre carrier
    Safari roof
    Dished bonnet
    PTO winch
    Sadly non standard 16inch wheels
    Land Rover SIII "Game" /// Register of information
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    No 259
    Build 11/77
    Chassis 90336144A
    Eng 90230085C

    Restored all standard except for Parabolic springs, extractors (don't think they do much) galvanised all the stuff that Leyland sprayed silver including the firewall and bulllbar and full leather trim.
    Land Rover SIII "Game" /// Register of information
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    No 282
    Build 5/78
    Chassis 92337857A <Unusual prefix - SIII 88" RHD CKD Station Wagon>
    Engine 90236175C
    Spare mounted either behind seats or attached to the rear door. Deluxe flat bonnet.
    -----------------------------
    No 288
    Build 6/78
    Chassis 90342216A
    Engine 90247242C
    Spare mounted on rear door
    Flat deluxe bonnet
    Tropical roof
    Sunraisia rims with 10 spokes cut out of pressed dish.
    Free wheling hubs
    Fairey overdrive
    J.Mac rear diff locker.
    Bull bar is straight across, ie. ends not swept back slightly as on some.
    ------------------------------
    No 289
    Build ?/78 <Guestimate 6/78>
    Chassis 90342217A
    Engine Unknown,
    Has spare on rear door.
    Delux flat bonnet.
    Tropical roof
    Original rims replaced with 5.5x16
    ------------------------------
    No ??? <Guestimate 296 (#289 + 7)>
    Build 6/78
    Plate no 90342224 A
    Land Rover SIII "Game" /// Register of information
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    No. 302
    Build 6/79 (Checked plate on radiator housing, built 2 months after Aurora)
    Chassis#. 90342416A
    Engine #. 90248529C
    Colour No. Dulux 'Yellow Devil' #566-17422
    Deluxe Bonnet without Wheel Carrier
    Fairy Overdrive (Removed, but in a box in the back)
    Plain Roof
    Free Wheeling Hubs
    Land Rover SIII "Game" /// Register of information
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    No 305
    Built 7/78
    Chassis No#: 90342419A
    Engine No# ?
    Land Rover SIII "Game" /// Register of information
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    No #315
    Built: 7/78
    Vin: 90342525a
    Original rego: KHV 299 (long gone)
    Purchased in Taree 10/79
    3 seater
    Dished bonnet
    Boosted brakes
    Plain roof
    No rear wheel carrier
    No bumperete
    Original wheels also gone
    Land Rover SIII "Game" /// Register of information
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    No 325
    Build Date 8/78
    Chassis 92338360A <Unusual prefix - SIII 88" RHD CKD Station Wagon( same as #282)>
    Engine: 93236889C
    Paint Code: 566 174 22
    Has a fixed wheel carrier on rear door.
    Deluxe Flat bonnet.
    Free wheeling hubs
    Sunrasia rims size 31x10x15
    High Ratio Transfer
    Sanyo original heater fan unit
    Original AM Dial radio with speakers
    Standard roof
    Land Rover SIII "Game" /// Register of information
    Land Rover SIII "Game" /// Register of information
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    No: 337
    Date: 8/78
    Chassis number: 92338728A <Unusual prefix - SIII 88" RHD CKD Station Wagon (same as #282 & #325>
    Seating capacity: 3
    Engine 2.25
    Spare wheel on rear door no holder on the bonnet
    Land Rover SIII "Game" /// Register of information
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    Diana
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    Last edited by Lotz-A-Landies; 11th December 2015 at 07:47 PM. Reason: Consolidate the vehicles info in a single post
    "Clancy" - 1978 Series III SWB Game.
    "Henry' - 1976 S3 Trayback Ute with 186 Holden
    "Gumnut" - 1953 Series I 80"
    "Poverty" - 1958 Series I 88"
    "Barney" - 1979 S3 GS ex ADF with 300tdi
    "Arnie" - 1975 710M Pinzgauer

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    Here are the articles etc that I have managed to get hold of. A black and white copy of the original sales brochure, an article from Land Rover Enthusiast in 2001 and a road test from Wheels Magazine in 1978. Would love to see others if you have any - hint, hint .

    "Clancy" - 1978 Series III SWB Game.
    "Henry' - 1976 S3 Trayback Ute with 186 Holden
    "Gumnut" - 1953 Series I 80"
    "Poverty" - 1958 Series I 88"
    "Barney" - 1979 S3 GS ex ADF with 300tdi
    "Arnie" - 1975 710M Pinzgauer

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    Build 5/77
    No 170
    Chassis 90333275A
    Engine Unknown, had a 202 holden, now gone.
    Has a swing away wheel carrier.
    Dished bonnet.
    Plain roof
    Original rims most dated 11/76 and size 15x8

    Build ?/77
    No 159
    Chassis 90331031A
    Engine Unknown.
    Has a swing away wheel carrier.
    Dished bonnet.
    Tropical roof
    Original rims size 15x8

    Build ?/78
    No 289
    Chassis 90342217A
    Engine Unknown,
    Has spare on rear door.
    Delux flat bonnet.
    Tropical roof
    Original rims replaced with 5.5x16

    Build 3/77
    No ???
    Chassis 90331026A
    Engine Unknown.
    Had a swing away wheel carrier, now missing
    Dished bonnet.
    Tropical roof.
    Original rims replaced with 5.5x16
    Flairs missing, bumperetts and side wrap arounds missing.
    Also badly rusted

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    Here is mine:

    Build 6/78 (it seems I was mistaken the other day when I said it was 2/78)
    No 288
    Chassis 90342216A
    Engine 90247242C
    Spare mounted on rear door
    Flat deluxe bonnet
    Tropical roof
    Sunraisia rims with 10 spokes cut out of pressed dish.
    Free wheling hubs
    Fairey overdrive
    J.Mac rear diff locker.
    Bull bar is straight across, ie. ends not swept back slightly as on some.

    It seems that mine is one after one of Northern Lander's in both build number and chassis number.
    1968 SIIa SWB
    1978 SIII Game SWB
    2002 130 Crew Cab HCPU

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    Timj is offline Wizard Silver Subscriber
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    Thanks to Killer another article from Overlander magazine in June/July 1976 that actually comes from drives of the prototype before they were released.

    "Clancy" - 1978 Series III SWB Game.
    "Henry' - 1976 S3 Trayback Ute with 186 Holden
    "Gumnut" - 1953 Series I 80"
    "Poverty" - 1958 Series I 88"
    "Barney" - 1979 S3 GS ex ADF with 300tdi
    "Arnie" - 1975 710M Pinzgauer

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    Ok an update,
    One of the veh I mentioned
    Build 3/77
    No ???
    Chassis 90331026A
    Was only just sold last week and now resides in Cairns with a couple of young blokes the last owner told me today.

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    my details

    My details are as follows

    Build 5/77
    No. 166
    Chassis. 90333271
    dished bonnet
    fairy overdrive
    plain roof
    free wheeling hubs

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    options

    was the game with the rear locker optioned with it or was it fitted later? I have read in an article that some had a turbo fitted as an option. does anyone know if this is true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAME77 View Post
    was the game with the rear locker optioned with it or was it fitted later? I have read in an article that some had a turbo fitted as an option. does anyone know if this is true?
    Not sure when the locker was installed, it was definately on there when our family acquired the Game in 1982. The overdrive may have been installed post factory as well. Do not know about the turbos though.

    Cheers, Mick.
    1968 SIIa SWB
    1978 SIII Game SWB
    2002 130 Crew Cab HCPU

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