Land Rover 110 V8 (Pre Defender) - County Station Wagon - 66,000 Original Miles

Price: US $30,500.00 Item location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Make: Land Rover
  • Model: Defender
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: 110
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 66250
  • VIN: 00000000000000000
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 3.5L Petrol V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Drive side: Right-hand drive
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1985 Land Rover Defender 110

History of the Land Rover 110
After a successful run with the Rover Series vehicles, the early 1980's brought a change to the Land Rover lineup. The introduction of the Discovery line meant that a new name was needed to designate the popular rugged off-road workhorse.
The Land Rover One Ten model was the long wheelbase model and it was joined by its short wheelbase sibling the Land Rover Ninety in 1984. These were the first Land Rover "Defender" models although the name "Defender" had not been coined for them yet. The new Land Rover One Ten and Ninety used the Range Rover V8 engine and transmission as had been fitted to the Series III Stage One V8, complete with a lockable central differential giving the vehicle permanent four wheel drive, and featuring high and low range gears for on and off-road use.
The County Station Wagon model distinguished itself from the line of workhorse Rover vehicles by offering upgraded interior packages, more comfortable seating, and various design options. This 1985 Land Rover 110 is an exceptional surviving example.
Our Story
We are a small Land Rover Defender specialist importing and restoration shop based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are passionate about the Land Rover Defender culture and brand and take pride in the vehicles we import and service. We hand select every vehicle we import and carefully ensure they are ready for the public. We prefer vehicles that are adventure tested and offer the average person an opportunity to bring one home without killing the bank.
We wrote a short article about finding the perfect Defender. Hopefully it will provide you a little insight into our process:
If you're new to researching vintage Land Rovers, we hope this post will be
The Vehicle Story
This particular One Ten came from a friend of ours in the UK. He restores a few cars each year and we adopt them from him. This was a case of a vehicle he found that needed to be kept in as original condition as possible. He sent us some photos and we jumped on a plane go go check it out. She spent most of her life in a dry climate, with at least a good part (if not all) of her years living in Port de Pollença, Mallorca, España (Spain). We were afraid to detail her because the smell of her original interior was so good.
The Vehicle Features
This particular One Ten came from a friend of ours in the UK. He restores a few cars each year and we adopt them from him. This was a case of a vehicle he found that needed to be kept in as original condition as possible.
Make & Model: Land Rover (Defender) 110
Condition: Used
Year: 1985
Engine:3.5L Rover V8
Mileage:16,250 Original Miles
Transmission:5-speed Manual
Fuel type: Petrol
Paint: White with Decals
Vehicle Title:Clean and Clear MN title
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Rover 3.5L V8 - Duel Carbs5 Door County Wagon3 Front Seats3 Middle Row Seats2 Bench Seats in Rear12-Seater ModelNew Tires/WheelsFront Disc BrakesSafari Style Doors
Clean Interior and Headliner (original)Solid Door BottomsTidy Door PanelsNew Stainless ExhaustNear Perfect ChassisSolid BulkheadGalvanized bumperGalvanized door capsComplete VIN available for bidders:
Minor Issues:
  • Door locks stick, but could be re-keyed.
  • Minor surface rust issues in bottom corners of driver's door. Could be repaired, but does not effect performance.
  • Minor hood dings from typical use (can be hammered out).
  • Paint patina (stunning in our opinion).

The Bishop+Rook Story
Bishop+Rook started as a film production project focused on documenting the history and culture of Land Rovers across England. It wasn't long before we realized there was a great need and desire from people in the US to experience these wonderful vehicles. After nearly a year of hard work and research our first batch of vehicles were shipped in and we begun the process of restoration in order to make them available to the public.
You can see more of our story and view more photos at:
We are more than willing to answer questions via eBay or do a Facetime walk around of the vehicle for serious bidders. Our shop is located about 15 minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport. We can help arrange shipping for those interested.
We also offer upgrades and restoration services for those interested in more updated vehicles.