1984 Land Rover Defender 110 5 spd manual RHD 300 tdi
- Condition: Used
- Make: Land Rover
- Model: Defender
- SubModel: 110
- Year: 1980
- Mileage: 209,000
- VIN: SALLDHMC7BA219119
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 300 Tdi
- Fuel: Diesel
- Transmission: R380
- Interior color: Gray
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1980 Land Rover Defender 110
JUST PARKED IT AND TOOK THE PHOTOS...no wash bay and wax job. Blew floor boards with leaf blower. This is my daily driver and I have had it since 2012. Legally and properly imported from UK, this RHD LR Defender 110 is now licensed and titled in Texas.This is a 1984 model. Ebay doesn't speak English for VIN numbers. He sighs.
300Tdi over R380 5 speed. You can do 70 mph on the freeway and walk beside it in low range 4X4.
All the important bits work well...by that I mean the clock, engine, tranny and radio. Power steering is great. No A/C or fancy anything. Just good old solid truck which makes delivering the mail or swiping catalogues a breeze...it is, after all, British and old. Think of a retired Brigadier in retirement and beyond his prime, but still capable of grand deeds.
Some rust indoor frames and surface fasteners. Frame looks good. Paint has some bubbles and pealing. Head liner sags a bit and some UK fellow cut around the sunroof in a bad way. All still very serviceable for a driver and user. NOT a show car or trailer queen. Speaking of trailers, I pull several small boats and utility trailers and it really tows well.
The old girl, or boy if you are so inclined, carries the nick name of Tar Baby. It is a special member of my little automobile and boat family. Really do not want to sell it. Really. But, need the money so I have fallen short of total commitment to the 110. I think it knows it.
In a perfect world where we oil folks never have the bust in the 'boom and bust' phrase, I would put the Defender back into proper shape. New paint and some details, tweaking the mechanicals and aftermarket A/C etc would mean it is a lifetime vehicle.
Interior is Moorland with water proof covers on the front seats. Snorkel makes you think of wading, but remember the radio is at waist height. Good thing, too, as she leaks a bit in heavy rain. Again, no problem in Texas. We swear by monthly showers or creek crossings for personal hygiene.
Ok, ask questions as you like. I have done a bit on the engine since 2012. New radiator, timing and water pump, fan and associated kit. Snazzy red turbo hoses. Defroster/heater fan never worked, but I don't need it in Texas.
All windows function as they should as do the front cowl vents and sun roof. Very pleasant temps once underway. I guess it would be perfect for Texas IF it had the safari roof.
This would make a great base for restoration, great daily if you don't mind being 'workmanlike' or 'rough and ready' and I would drive it any distance and on most types of roads and trails. Always gets looks, thumbs up and the Jeep crowd can scarcely conceal the deep envy.
Land Rover radio fitted amid ship. Had an aux mini jack installed for listening to good books or 'bad' music. Fog lamps are working. No fan for heat or defrost...there, but never bothered to sort it out. Oh, guess I already mentioned that. Did I mention it is black and right hand drive?
Please excuse the hundred tiny failings of my vehicle. It is a venerable example and has some battle scars and signs of age...how old is that dog?
Looks like it is up to you. Please do not buy it as I am sure to feel remorse when gone. Already started with the feeling, I'm afraid.
Tar Baby can be inspected, prodded and probed in Kemah TX. Test drives with me at the helm highly recommended. I will deliver locally (Houston/Galveston) or will put on your transport. Shipping is your cost, but I love this old truck, so you can depend on me to see it loaded safely.
Enough. Start the bidding before I lose my nerve....