This is a great opportunity to get a Defender 110 Turbo Diesel (19J) that is already stateside, legal, and registered in the State of Virginia. These trucks get harder and harder to comeby at reasonable prices each year. This is a good example, is the perfect camping / adventuremobile...or you can drive it as-is reliably as a daily driver with a bit of sorting. Everyone has their own ideas of what they need in a rig and that's why we are letting this one go unrestored. In short, this honest example is entirely up to you to personalize and build as you see fit. (We will gladly lend a hand of course)
100% legally imported and registered in the State of Virginia, with current plates and registration, not some yard art that does not have American plates! She is currently parked at our shop in the Martinsburg region, where we restore these vehicles and work on other Land Rover's. Given we charge folks $45 to work on these trucks, i simply have run out of time to work on my own projects and this happens to be one of those. Yes you are more than welcome to come and look.
For a 27 year old vehicle it is in far above average shape. She suffers from very few of the standard Defender issues that come with a vehicle of this age.
—> She drives exceptionally well, as this was driven daily and was a road going car with current registration and plates upon my purchase. She manages to do 65mph without road gradients, and goes around corners the way she should.
—>Frame requires a good scrubbing and then anti-rust coating and a good waxoyl. Front right outrigger has been professionally repaired.
—>As with any original or "so called freshly painted" land rover's, rust areas such as the door bottoms and bulkhead are inevitable. This would be no exception to the rule. Doors still close well but are a bit long in the tooth.
—>The bulkhead, is in good shape, will need a couple of $100 thrown at her in the next 5 years but nothing major.
—> Paint is original! Dull as one would expect, but honest and not hiding rust behind bondo and "fresh paint". Vehicle is extremely honest, which is the only way to buy one of these.
—> Will come with a brand new radiator as the old one was simply to far gone to be service able, or to let you drive around with.
—> This truck 99k miles on her of which several hundred have come in my possession. This is verifiable with old paperwork that we received with the vehicle. This really is quite low mileage for one of these, as many you see have over 200k miles and or no documentation.
—> I would recommend too everyone with a 80's Land Rover that you replace the bushes with a new bushing set for the suspension. Plus a good service with the correct fluids! Springs honestly should go the same route.
I have personally owned the vehicle for a duration of 5 months, both abroad and here, and know how what and where, and will gladly answer any concerns you may have. In my opinion (grew up in the back of a 109 station wagon, a rrc and defender restorationist, and owned every ladder chassis landy aside from a forward control) it is, a good truck mechanically, certainly on par if not better than the trucks we usually deal with and repair.
Fluids have been checked and topped off if needed, but they are not serviced. I do recommend you fully service the truck upon taking delivery or have me do it. Easy truck to work on, and i will gladly lend a hand via the phone/skype if you get stuck.
Please remember, this vehicle is now 27 years old and as such has the normal expected wear for it's age due to its originality. Please do not come or bid expecting a showroom 110. If that is what you are looking for you are going to pay 70K+ for a correctly restored vehicle. That being said, it is a great truck that is the perfect starting point for your own adventure lifestyle for years to come.
As with any auction, we reserve the right to cancel any and all bids.
Go explore and live well.