Price: US $16,500.00 Item location: El Cortijo Grande, Spain
  • Make: Land Rover
  • Model: Defender
  • Type: Crew Cab Pickup
  • Year: 1980
  • Mileage: 40,000
  • VIN: 00000000000000000
  • Color: LIMESTONE
  • Engine size: 2.25
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: LIMESTONE & BLACK
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1980 Land Rover Defender

I am selling this fantastic Land Rover Santana 109 from my private collection. Manufactured on 1980. Original Left Hand Drive vehicle. You will go a long way to find a better one. I have restored the vehicle from chassis. It is a pure and strong Land Rover 109.
Fuel type is diesel and engine is 2.25 liters inline 4-Cylinder & water cooled. Gearbox and Engine working very good. One of the hardest 4x4. The vehicle has been very well treated and it keeps most of its original parts. Fully legal title deed, USA eligible.
The truck has had oil change/filters, radiator flushed/new coolant, new brake master cylinder, new 4 wheel brake sets, new glow plugs, and many more things. All the switches, lights, and gauges work. New seats. It easily starts.This truck needs nothing and is ready to drive. It has been in the very dry Spanish climate.Bodywork is straight and undamaged. Doors open and shut with a reassuring “thunk,” and the detailing as you walk around it is excellent throughout. The chassis and underbody are extremely clean and solid with zero rot.
The Land Rover diesel engine is incredibly robust, and is getting in the mid 20’s MPG. The engine starts easily, and idles smoothly with no smoke. Steering is tight and gear change is excellent, and the brakes are strong and progressive. It's got double springs and tow bar. Everything works and the engine makes good power. This is one of the last Series III’s, Defenders began production 1984. As a result, it is the ultimate iteration of the Series III, incorporating all of the refinements deemed necessary through the end of the production run. At nights, the headlamps are bright, dash illumination functions fine, and you can use it just as any other vehicle. It is a fantastic example of a Series III 109, in a very appealing body style, that can be used and enjoyed daily in a variety of different configurations. Whether overlanding, using it as a family hauler, or to access remote fishing holes, or even as a surfing truck or beach runabout, off road in the mountains, etc.... this 109 can do it all and much more.
This is an opportunity to buy a fantastic, good appreciating and classic Land Rover 109", original and very solid. Its value increases every year. VIN NUMBER is European and cannot be found in a USA database:E-60155787.Absolutely no structural rust. Very hard to find in the States.dooShipping / Custom details: shipping cost and USA customs clearance included in the price. You just collect the vehicle from the port totally released.
Shipping is available to the following ports in the USA & CANADA:Halifax, Newark, Baltimore, Jacksonville FL, Freeport, Port Hueneme CA.
Please contact me if you need further information, more pics,references, shipping details, etc... .
Thank you.

I received some questions about the spares for Land Rover. I want to share with you the answer of a person from the States who owns some of them:

The Land Rover Santana's were built better, when Land RoverEnglandwas in the tight-fisted grip of British Leyland,Solihullassembly quality was poor and BL's investment in improved tooling and updated assembly techniques was essentially nonexistent. Land RoverEnglandinSpainon the other hand was relatively flush, and invested heavily in improved tooling. The assembly process inSpainwas superior, too, resulting in much better screwed-together vehicles. The Land Rover Santana is not the poor brother to the UK Land is a far superior vehicle in every way.

"I have been buying, selling, restoring, driving and repairing Land Rovers for the past five years.Solihulland Santana alike. In that time, I have owned and worked on more than sixty different Santanas. SIXTY. Right now I own four. I buy everything I need from Paddock Spares in theUK(a Land Rover parts house) and in theUSA, from Rovers North. In 99% of the cases all parts are identical. And in the very rare 1% of the cases where it isn’t (late 1970’s brake boosters, for example) the Rover part can be fitted with minimal hassle.

The idea that “Santanas aren’t Land Rovers” is an almost uniquely American prejudice, and invariably comes from the mouths of people who have never personally owned or worked on them. Those who have taken them apart and put them back together again know better. Santanas were built under license inSpainfrom 1959 to 1983, using CKD’s (complete knocked down kits) fromSolihull. They are, by and large, identical.

A list of parts I have purchased for Series Santanas, all from Paddock Spares, and which all fit perfectly, includes crankshafts, valves, connecting rods, driveshafts, ball joints, springs, suspension bushings, clutches, brake parts, seats, tops, body panels, glass and window seals, master cylinders, chassis cross members, door latches, and more.Are there differences? Yes. The Santanas are built better."