Now up for auction is this custom LS-powered 1990 Land Rover Defender 110 consulted by Safari HP. Over the course of two years and at a reported cost of over $300k, this 1990 example was restored and transformed into the one-of-a-kind 4x4 we see today. After being stripped down to the bare frame and fitted with a brand new painted galvanized chassis, this 110 was upgraded with new heavy-duty axles and a new Corvette LS3 V8 engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Finished in Matte Grey over custom red and black diamond-stitched leather, this Defender 110 has traveled just over 1k miles since the restoration and is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Texas.
After being completely disassembled, the body was stripped and refinished in Matte Grey. New black diamond-plating was added along with new steel bumpers, a winch, custom LED lighting, and a NAS-style rear-mounted wheel carrier. This example rides on a set of black-painted 20" Kahn wheels that come dressed in BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A tires.
The cabin has been completely redone and outfitted with new insulation, carpeting, a Puma dashboard, red seatbelts, and custom red and black leather upholstery with diamond-pattern stitching. Added luxuries include heated front and rear glass, heated front and rear seats, a Bluetooth phone receiver, keyless entry and alarm, USB outlets, power windows, and a custom stereo with a touchscreen head unit and a Kicker subwoofer.
The original drivetrain was swapped out in favor of a brand-new Corvette LS3 6.2 L V8 engine with an output of 420 HP and 424 lb.-ft of torque. This Defender offers full-time 4x4 capabilities as well as a dual-range transfer case and differential lockers. Other upgrades include a performance disc-brake system, a lift-kit, and new heavy-duty axles.
Accompanied by a clean title and with just over 1k miles showing on the odometer, this custom-built Defender 110 provides an exceptional value for anyone in search of vintage 4x4 with modern comfort and performance.