This left-hand drive 1987 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 Country Station Wagon was imported from the UK to the United States where it subsequently received a full frame-off restoration, including the installation of a Chevrolet LS3 V8 crate engine with a 4-speed 4L80E automatic transmission, a repaint in Waitomo Grey Metallic, conversion to a Defender 130-style pickup bed with a custom roll bar, a fully refreshed custom interior with black diamond-stitched heated leather seats, a sunroof, front and rear steel bumpers, a rear tire carrier, upgraded LED lighting, MaxXtrac Mach 5 18” wheels with BFGoodrich K02 all-terrain tires, a Dakota Digital instrument cluster, a Puma dual-core heating and air conditioning system, HD power steering, and more. Showing just under 1300 miles since the completion of the restoration and engine swap, this modified Defender 110 is now being offered at auction by the seller based out of New York.
This Defender was subject to a frame off-restoration which included rust repair and a full repaint in the modern Land Rover color of Waitomo Grey Metallic (1AR) and a conversion to a Defender 130-style pick-up bed that features a custom black roll bar, a spray-in bed liner, and a Hi-Lift jack mount. It is reported that new door skins, door seals, stainless steel hinges, and associated hardware were also fitted during the restoration. The undercarriage was also said to be undercoated using Waxoyl rustproofing. Details include upgraded LED headlights, tail lamps, and turn signals, a black roof and black wheel arches, a Puma hood, an RDX black grille surround, black chequer plate on the hood, front bumper, and rocker panels, front and rear mudflaps, a steel front bumper with a Defender-branded crash bar and LED running lights, a rear steel bumper with a hitch receiver and a Mantec rear tire carrier, and Fire & Ice side steps. The seller reports some minor stone chips and wear throughout, detailed images are provided in the gallery. The MaxXtrac Mach 5 18” wheels are mounted with BFGoodrich K02 all-terrain tires, including a full-sized spare mounted to the rear.
The interior is laid out in a 2+2 configuration and features two Puma XS black leather heated seats with diamond-stiched inserts, and two matching rear seats. Amenities include a Puma dual-core heating and air conditioning system, cruise control, a Dakota Digital custom instrument cluster, a manually-operated sunroof, Exmoor carpeting, front and rear locking storage consoles, a Kenwood double din stereo head unit, and custom rocker panel switches.
The original V8 engine has been replaced with a Chevrolet 6.2L LS3 V8 crate engine, the same powerplant found in the fifth-generation Camaro and C6 Corvette. Up to 430 HP and 424 lb.-ft of torque are sent to all four wheels through a 4-speed 4L80E automatic transmission and a dual-range transfer case. Other modifications include a Frostbite 3-core radiator, upgraded HD power steering, and a new stainless steel exhaust system.
This sale will include a clean title and some maintenance records.