Up for auction is this fully restored 1987 Land Rover Defender 110 Soft-Top finished in Tan over a custom leather interior. Beginning as a standard European-market example, this Defender was sent to Unique Masterpieces in Portugal to undergo an extensive restoration process over the course of several months. This long-wheelbase 110 model has been refurbished to as-new standards and fitted with a painstakingly crafted leather interior. Imported to the United States in 2018 with just over 2k kilometers (1240 miles) driven since the restoration, this custom Defender 110 is now being offered by its selling dealer in Florida accompanied by import documentation and a clean title.
The body of this Defender was completely dismantled, stripped down, and professionally painted in Tan. All new OEM exterior trim was also installed along with a new brown canvas soft top with roll-up windows. The original look of the vehicle has been preserved and all necessary accessories have been equipped to comply with U.S. road safety standards. Other features include color-matched steel wheels with Goodyear Wrangler tires, a full-size rear-mounted spare, Land Rover mudflaps, and manually-operated air vents under the front windshield.
Inside, the cabin has been completely reupholstered in luxurious tan leather with hand-sewn square patterns and contrasting seat piping. This 110 features 6 opposing folding rear jump seats, manually-adjustable front seats, cup holders, an armrest storage cubby, and modern safety belts. All gauges and accessories are reported to be fully functional. The odometer currently shows over 63k kilometers, of which just over 2k are said to have been added since the restoration.
The original 2.5 L inline 4-cylinder diesel engine was completely overhauled during the restoration along with the drivetrain, suspension, and braking systems. There have been no performance modifications made in an effort to preserve a nostalgic and visceral driving experience, and this example remains like-new for its next owner.
This sale will include one set of keys, a clean title, a restoration invoice, and import documentation. Restored to exceptional standards with an unprecedented level of craftsmanship, this Defender 110 is the perfect 4x4 for any vintage automotive enthusiast.