1989 Land Rover Defender 110 300Tdi Turbo Diesel - Frame Off Galvanized Chassis

Price: US $64,000.00 Item location: McLean, Virginia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Land Rover
  • Model: Defender
  • Year: 1989
  • Mileage: 154500
  • VIN: 00000000000000000
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive side: Right-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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1989 Land Rover Defender

Frame off restoration completed in early 2020. Appraised for $104,300 prior to an additional approximate $20,000 in upgrades. Galvanized frame, full Exmoor Trim high end seating, all new doors, and fresh paint job. Upgraded powertrain - rebuilt 300 Tdi, newly re-manufactured Ashcroft R380-S gearbox (transmission) and Ashcroft LT230 transfer case - all professionally done. Daily driver ready. Approximately 154,500 miles and right hand drive. Many more items restored and provided below.


MODEL: 1989 Land Rover 110 County (Defender 110). Two year rebuild recently finished early 2020.

CONFIGURATION: Right hand drive, 5-door and currently configured with seating for four

MILEAGE: Approximately154,500 miles on the odometer. Restoration completed in the past 500 miles.

VIN: SALLDHMB7FA402048 (UK VIN,does not equal US VIN length)

PROFESSIONAL WORK: Imported from England by DC Rovers LLC who conducted the frame-off restoration followed by power train and luxury interior replacement at Independent Land Rover Specialists.

FRAME/CHASSIS: Galvanized frame from Richards Chassis with additional anti-corrosion black coating

PAINT: 2018 Full exterior paint job and interior Raptor liner (both black)

SEATING/CONSOLE: Custom order Exmoor Trim seating (2 - Front MK2 leather seats with adjustable lumbar support and heaters wired for install), 2 - second row high back fold down seats). Exmoor Trim locking center console with power outlet and leather trim matching the front seats.

DOORS/STRUCTURE: All doors new (including rear), A, B, and C pillars, hood wings, winch, lights, step rails, and so much more.

Roughly 75% of vehicle is new or newly rebuilt, with the work professionally completed by DC Rovers and Independent Land Rover Specialists in metro Washington,D.C. I have the appraisal, receipts, and parts lists for all major items and almost all items in total. Numerous photos from the frame offr estoration process as well. Too many new parts to list here, available on request. Vehicle is registered and tagged in Virginia as a daily driver with clean title in hand (no lien). It has passed Virginia safety inspection every time (exempt from emission). Vehicle has been used as daily driver and weekend ride since restoration. Vehicle runs properly at all speeds and cruises at 70-75 mph without issue for hours.

INCLUDED EXTRAS: Vehicle purchase will also include a large amount of spare and additional parts I have purchased for this vehicle to include replacement steel hood wing covers, oil,fuel, and air filters, hoses, gaskets, blanking plates, spare door cards, sunroof finisher, badges, spare steering pump, plugs, U joints, and many more filling multiple large rubber maid bins.


As to be expected with an old Land Rover, minor intermittent fluid leaks depending on temperature (a few drops intermittently). No notable drops in fluid levels. Even $200k restorations suffer from this and even happens minimally with new parts.

A few finishing items could still be finished, based on preference. For example, a toggle switch next to the hazard light switch below the steering wheel is missing. A simple blanking plate can cover it, or new accessory switch. A new aftermarket tachometer is installed in dash but not connected. Exterior paint job is 8/10 with minor blemishes and expected wear since it was painted in 2018. Vehicle recently had a professional detail with full wax coating. Vehicle has been garage kept since restoration and driven regularly.

Please note vehicle is sold in AS IS condition with no warranties, guarantees, or promises. I have tried to represent this vehicle as accurately as I can. I am not a professional mechanic. As with any pre-owned vehicle, there may be unforeseen repairs in the future. If a vehicle inspection is desired, it will need to be completed prior to bidding/purchase of the vehicle. I reserve the right to end the listing early and sell the vehicle locally or on another site. Vehicle is LOCAL PICK-UP only in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Happy to meet your transporter and FEDEX overnight all documentation needed. However, I will not ship the vehicle or transport on your behalf. As expected, my bank must verify funds deposit prior to signing the title over and sending/providing, which I can do same day. A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required at time of successfully bidding and winning this vehicle, within 24 hours. Full payment due within seven days of purchase.

Please feel free to ask any questions. Thank you for looking!

All bidders must be able to pay via official certified bank check/bank transfer for the vehicle. Financing must be secured prior tobidding and delays in payment from trying to obtain financing after bidding will not be approved. Buyer is responsible for pick-up, all shipping costs and anything happening to the vehicle once it leaves seller's physical possession. Buyer is solely responsible for paying any taxes, transfer fees, registration, or inspections required for them to operate the vehicle in their state. Please rememberyou are buying a USED vehicle.


Rebuilt 300 TDI motor (majority of parts new or reconditioned, minus bolt on items,ancillaries, and turbocharger)

New intercooler, radiator and electric fan (2018)

Newly remanufactured Ashcroft R380-S gearbox transmission (2019)

Newly remanufactured Ashcroft LT230 transfer case (heavy duty, anti-ovalling, tow enhanced upgraded)(2019)

Upgraded Exhaust system

New brake lines,stainless brake hose kits

New clutch master cylinder

New Steering half shaft

Volt gauge, boost gauge, oil pressure, radiator temp, EGR temp, and tachometer (tach installed,not connected)

300 TDI rubber sound deadening cover

Silicon high temp hoses

OTHER: rear main seal, EGR blanking kit, crankshaft seal, timing case seal, gaiter, water pump,oil pan, glow plugs, engine breather, all gaskets, battery


Custom Exmoor TrimMK2 Black leather front seats with white stitching, inflatable lumbar and heated seats wiring ready for connection (2019)

Custom Exmoor Trim Black second row fold down flat, high back seats, outer two seats (2019)

Premium Exmoor Trim leather locking center console with cup holders and wired for USB (2019)

Motorized touchscreen stereo with backup camera, Apple Carplay, Android Audio, SiriusXM, CD,and streaming apps.

Exmoor Trim Lode Lane Evander Wood and Polished metal steering wheel (2018)

Raptor Engineering custom black aluminum center dash panel with 3 gauges, 4 switches, 2 12 volt,and 2 USB charging connections. (version compatible with an A/C install)

Raptor Engineering black aluminum instrument cluster surround

Custom black ceiling liner, with sound deadening underneath

All new black doorcards and door knobs

Billet shifter knobs for gear box and transfer case

Full sound deadening multi-layer installed

Full custom rubber and sound deadening matting throughout

Auxiliary power battery installed

New key ignition locking cylinder


Galvanized Richards Chassis Frame, with additional black anti-corrosion coating (2018)

Gloss black exterior paint job (2018)

Black Raptor lined entire interior panels and flooring(2018)

All five doors replaced with brand new steel doors and new seals (2018)

New Windshield and seals (2018)

Mantec Snorkel(2018)

Front winch bumper and Warn 8000S synthetic winch (2018)

Rear NAS style bumper with integrated tow hitch (2018)

LED lights all around and new wiring throughout vehicle (2018)

New Fuel tank, fuel lines, sending unit, seals, and fuel pump (2018)

All Makes Shocks with HD springs providing approximately 1.5" of lift (2018)

Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac Mud Tires including matching spare LT265/75R16 (2017)

Heavy duty black steel wheels with polished steel accents (2017)

New front metal hood wings, entire panel (2018)

A, B, and C pillars new on both sides (2018)

Many body floor panels replaced or repaired (2018)

Galvanized end light surrounds and capping (2018)

New wire loom and spade fuse conversion (2018)

Bolts replaced with new, lower chassis bolts galvanized (2018)