1980 Land Rover Defender Safari
This might be the nicest Series 3 in the states. Full frame off restoration with way too many parts to list.During the restoration the engine was upgraded to the highly desirable defender 1989 200Tdi that increases the horsepower from the original 51HP to 111HP. This Landie now has the power to break 60mph, lthough the gearing limits highway speed to around 63mph max with the current final drive ratio. We're getting around 25mpg with mixed city and highway driving. It drives perfectly. Runs like a diesel powered top and accelerates strong with no hesitation or lagging. Shifts well into all gears both in and out of overdrive. 2nd-3rd requires a slightly slower shift or a quick tap double clutch as is typical with this transmission. Brakes are strong and even with no noise. All lights (including back spot) work. Mechanically and cosmetically this is a 99.9% perfect Land Rover.The restoration was not intended to be an "off the assembly line" restoration, ut it took the best engine and accessories and makes the nicest looking and driving series you will ever see. It gets an incredible amount of attention and admiration everywhere you go, oth in Europe and the States.Mileage: 17,875 Kilometers or 11,107 Miles. We checked with the Netherlands DMV when we purchased it to make sure there were no mileage discrepancies or "rollovers". It's a legit incredibly low mileage Land Rover that looks brand new.Title status: Clean Maryland Title showing 11,301 Miles with no asterisks. Historic Maryland plates as well. Available to inspect in person in Silver Spring, D or we are happy to take her to the nearest land rover dealer for a mechanics inspection.Priced for a quick sale to fund new equipment for our fledgling business. Closest we found in this condition with this engine was $80,000.