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1971 Land-Rover Santana 88'' Series III

1971 Land-Rover Santana 88'' Series III in The Jewel of the Nile, Movie, 1985 IMDB

Class: Cars, Off-road / SUV — Model origin: UK — Built in: ES

1971 Land-Rover Santana 88'' Series III

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle


appassionato IT

2006-06-07 19:00


88/109? Simply "Land Rover"?

serie5 FR

2006-06-07 19:02


land rover 109 serie 2 je pense

-- Last edit: 2006-06-07 19:02:55

jplemoine FR

2006-06-07 19:09


Y a-t-il une autre vue? (pour déterminer la longueur de la Land, donc savoir si 88 ou 109)

Alexander DE

2006-06-07 20:41


It is a Series III (grille, hinges) and, far more interesting, it is a 'Land-Rover Santana'!
From this image I am not able to tell the wheelbase. Any chance for other images?

no_car EE

2006-06-07 21:56


Not very good pic :p
[Image: bscap0000ss.8007.jpg]

Alexander DE

2006-06-08 00:51


More than I can ask for!

Now I can see that it is a 109" Station Wagon.

The following car is a CJ-5 (or CJ-6) made by Willys (1954-63), Kaiser Jeep (1963-70), or AMC (1970-83). Depending on where this film was made it could also be the Argentinian 'IKA Jeep JA-3UB' (1956-) or Brazilian 'Willys Overland do Brasil CJ-5' and later 'Ford-Jeep U50' (1967-83).

Kooshmeister US

2008-03-04 03:27


Is this the one that gets buried in a sandstorm? I recall that one didn't have a windshield.

Kooshmeister US

2008-11-12 04:26


Watched the movie, this isn't the one buried in a sandstorm. Also, not to step on Alexander's toes, but this one is an 88" two door version, not a 109" station wagon, as seen here when it smashes into a Jeep later (note the short distance between front and back wheels):

[Image: jewellandrover4aq0.4249.jpg]

Also, 2-3 stars since it's used in two scenes and participates in the chase after the jet through the city.

-- Last edit: 2008-11-12 04:26:51

classiccarlover PT

2016-02-13 20:05


How is this Land Rover called Santana? I only know them as Land Rover...


2016-02-13 20:10


classiccarlover wrote How is this Land Rover called Santana? I only know them as Land Rover...

It was a licensed version built in Spain by Santana Motor of Linares (Andalusia), which at those times (1968) changed its name to 'Land Rover Santana SA'. They were also the distributors of Land Rover products in Latin America and Africa, and they also shipped in some local countries CKD kits to make them assemble locally. Santana-built Land Rovers were slightly different to the ones of British Leyland and received adaptations for the local markets.

This specific one, if the scene was shot in Morocco, could even has been built locally.

-- Last edit: 2016-02-13 20:14:56

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