1985 Land Rover Defender 110 3.5lt V8 Gas

Price: - Item location: Durham, North Carolina, United States
  • Make: Land Rover
  • Model: Defender
  • SubModel: 110
  • Trim: Country Station Wagon
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 152,267
  • VIN: 11111111111111111
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 3.5lt
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: AWD
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1985 Land Rover Defender Country Station Wagon

Here at Mad Rover, we are dedicated and passionate about cars but more importantly, we are MAD about Land Rovers, especially the iconic Defender! To us, we believe a car is more than just a car.... more than just transportation. They are a labor of love - a drivable timepiece that you can enjoy and truly cherish. At Mad Rover, we believe that life is better when you do what you're passionate about, from work, to play, and what you drive. We are dedicated to others who are like-minded lovers of adventure, auto enthusiasts, or collectors to attain these legendary vehicles.An original classic and increasingly rare 1985 Land Rover 110 V8. This is a very unique and desirablevehicle that's an iconic British build. All in all, any car collector and enthusiast will find a classic and genuine investment in this Land Rover 110. Factory County Station Wagon with a V8 gas engine with a 5-speed manual transmission. Ready for anything, daily driver, mud crawler, 4x4 off roading or garage queen.

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1985 Land Rover

Defender 110

County Station Wagon

3.5lt V8 Petrol (Gas)

152,267 Original Miles

5-Speed Manual Transmission

Hi/Low Differential lock

Power Steering

Disc Brakes

Galvanized front bumper

New Distributer & Wires

Salisbury Rear Axle

11 Seats

New Lights & Lenses all round

Clean North Carolina Title in hand


Manufacturer code: Land Rover


Model: Defender (for early models: Ninety, or One Ten)


Wheel base: 110 inch


Body type: 4-door station wagon (LWB)


Engine type: 3.5 litre V8 petrol, carburettor


Steering and transmission: Right-hand drive (RHD), 5-speed manual (LT85, LT77, LT77S, R380 or other)


Model year: 1985 to 1987


Assembly location: Solihull, UK


Serial number

Defender 110 Assessment

A very original and unmolested 1985 Land Rover 110 3.5lt V8 County Station Wagon, finished in Land Rover Masai Red with an Apline White roof, which can only be described as simply a beautiful combination. It's a genuine V8 CSW, fitted with power steering and disk brakes. This is one sought after 110 CSW in 11-seater specification. Being an early 110 it's very rare now and looks stunning. It drives and performs just like a classic Land Rover should. It's a joy to drive and creates waves and attention wherever it goes, a true, iconic and original Land Rover 110!As with any older vehicle, please expect a few flaws and imperfections that come with age and mileage. It still has a current MOT (British road safety test); every vehicle in the UK must pass a MOT each year (not required for the USA but completed regardless). Which ultimately shows you have a roadworthy, safe and competent vehicle that is road legal to drive.

This 110 is in excellent running and driving condition. The Defender starts easily and runs smoothly with every turn of the key. The vehicle sounds and drives supremely well, the V8 engine sounds lovely and pulls strongly. The vehicle's road manners are what you would expect from an old Land Rover. The suspension feels tight and well sorted, steering and braking perform to satisfaction, as they should.The engine makes great power and feels strong throughout the power band.Low-end torque is impressive.The engine keeps perfect temperature and excellent oil pressure at all times. All the lights, dials,originalclock, wipers and heater blowerworkas they should.The interior cloth seats are clean and show well throughout. Comes complete with five original forward seats and two foldable rear bench seats that can fit six, making it an eleven-seater vehicle. Simplistic dash with all original dials and speedo in MPH. Headliner is in great shape with no sagging.Overall this Land Rover is in great mechanical condition and operates exactly as it should and is ready for its next adventure!

Engine-This Defender is factory fitted with matching VIN 3.5lt V8 Petrol (Gas) engine that starts up every time. It feels firm and sounds solid, as it should. This V8 engine has covered 152k original miles - which is low considering its age.The engine sounds and drives like a monster of a V8 should. The V8 sitsnicelyin a very clean engine bay. Time has shown these Defenders are unbreakable if they are maintained and driven properly over the years.

Service & Maintenance History-Just serviced with a new oil and filter change, front & rear diff fluid, all undercarriage chassis points, prop shaft and U-joints freshly greased at 152K miles. New distributer and wires installed. New choke and fuel lines replaced. Some service documented history. Just serviced at an independent Land Rover specialist, clutch fluid flush and fill.

Body & Exterior-The Defender is much loved for its rugged construction, simple mechanics, and all around basic simplicity. The exterior still has a nice deep shine and overall the bodywork is great, being an old 'Landy' of course you can expect a couple minor dents here and there, but nothing of concern. Complete withoriginalCSW side stripes. This Defender looks stylish sitting nicely on 16" factory Land Rover modular 8 spoke steel rims with Firestone Super All Traction tires. Spare wheel attached to the rear door. The bulkhead is strong; the frame is solid and the crossmemeber is sturdy. Underneath the chassis has been previously well waxoilyd for protection. Justa very nice clean, strong and honest example of a classic 110 with nothing to hide (see photos & video walk through).Overall this Land Rover is in great condition and operates exactly as it should and is ready for its next adventure!

Interior-The interior has Exmoor brown/beige herringbone cloth that is in a very good condition. The interior of this vehicle is very standard and basic but clean. Simplistic dash with no rips or tears all original dials with the speedometer in MPH. Rear cloth bench seats that can fit six passengers. Center cubby box with storage. Headliner is very clean with no sagging. Floor pans are nice and solid, fronts have had somepreviousweldingwork done.

Brakes & Running Gear-All the brakes and running gear work properly, the disc brakes and parking brake hold the vehicle as it is meant to. Equipped with powered-assisted steering, which really makes it fun and a pleasure to drive for an old Land Rover. Clutch operates correctly, the original gearbox shifts work properly and it does not make any strange noises. All-wheel drive with high and low ranges all work correctly.

If you're looking for an iconic car with character this definitely deserves your serious consideration.All this Defender needs is a new owner, who will be getting quite a retro and unique collector piece. Certainly purchasing more than just a car, as a Land Rover owner, you will be adding to the story and legacy of its history - taking adventures to the next level. The Defender models are now becoming rare and collectibles, as LandRover ceased production of the Defender in 2016. So prices are rapidly rising and are a worthy investment, not just in fun and adventure. Take advantage of this rare and historic Defender 110. No need to worry about importing, international shipping, or getting it through customs. Mad Rover Imports has taken care of all the complex and diligent work for you.

The vehicle is located in Durham, North Carolina; it has passed all NC Department of Transport, Environmental Protection Agency and NC DMV inspections and is 100% legally here in the USA. It has passed all legal NC DMV requirements to be registered and titled in the State of North Carolina. We are a NC licensed and bonded registered car dealer. The vehicle will be sold with an NC title that will be transferred to the new owner. We are happy to take more photos, videos or live-video chat with any serious buyers. Inspections welcomed prier to sale.Viewing and test drives are welcomed by appointment only. I am willing to help with local airport pickup. We have access to very competitive shipping rates and we are more than happy to arrange transport or provide you with a shippingquote if you require.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please visit www.madroverimports.comwhere wehave additional photos, information and a video test drive/walk though of the Defender 110 for sale.

We can be reached atmadroverimports@hotmail.comfor any questions andinquires.

We will be happy to assist you in any and every possible way we can.

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Financing -Bank financing accepted. Finance cashiers check or wire transfer accepted. For example financing a classic vehicle can be found atJ&J Best, they know what Defenders are worth, and provided you have fairly good credit, you can own this truck for a very reasonable monthly payment. You can contact them in advance to qualify, and they can be reached at the following. Other financial institutes are available and accepted.

J.J. BEST BANC & CO. Classic Car FinancingPhone: 1-800-USA-1965 (1-800-872-1965)Fax: 1-508-991-8FAX (1-508-991-8329)Address: BEST BANC BUILDING 60 N. Water St. New Bedford, MA 02740