1987 Land Rover Defender 110 Pick up


  • Desirable pick-up model
  • Renowned Land Rover 2.5L turbo diesel engine
  • Exterior in good condition considering the age and mileage

The Appeal

With over 2 million models produced and a 67-year production run, the Land Rover Series and more specifically, the Defender, is a vehicle known well throughout the world. A no nonsense design which offered unrivalled functionality and off-road capability meant Land Rover had discovered a successful formula that became loved by many.

The 110 pick up variant gave for added functionality if you needed to move large loads, transport equipment or even set up camp for the night. Furthermore, the 2.5L turbo diesel engine is renowned to be one of Land Rover's best, their first turbo engine which helped sales rise again after its release in 1986. Since being discontinued in 2016, classic Defenders are only becoming rarer as time moves on.   

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The History and Paperwork

  • MOT expires 24/07/2023
  • MOT advisories; all 4 suspension component mounts damaged but not considered excessive (Passed MOT)
  • Selling as does not get used enough
  • Paintwork originally in blue but has since been resprayed in white (V5 will need to be updated with the colour change)
  • First registered 27/05/1987
  • Very little service history, independent
  • No drivers manual or service book present
  • Current owner purchased in 2014 and has not covered many miles since
  • Less than 1000 miles covered in last 7 years
  • Vehicle was last serviced 07/2022
  • Brake pipes and rear brake shoes replaced 07/2022
  • Current owner replaced the battery 04/2023
  • Vehicle has been kept covered in a garage when not in use
  • Current owner has taken good care of the vehicle which can be seen throughout

The Interior

  • Interior in fair condition throughout
  • Black seats in fair condition with some marking present and 2 tears on the passenger seat, one of which has been covered with tape
  • No head lining present but metal roof in good condition with some light marking
  • Heavy duty Range Rover rubber floor mats present throughout and in fair condition with some damage to drivers’ floor mat
  • Plastic dashboard in fair condition throughout, in keeping with the age and mileage
  • Both door cards present and in fair to good condition
  • High and low range gear with differential lock present
  • Pick-up interior in a fair, used condition with marking present but all metalwork appears to be intact (current owner has occasionally used to transport logs)
  • No warning lights illuminated on dash when vehicle is running

The Exterior 

  • Paintwork originally in blue has since been resprayed in white, remains in good condition throughout
  • Current owner had rear lamps replaced 07/2022
  • Rubber seals around rear glass have started to perish and may need some attention
  • 4 matching Amazon Technic mud tyres with very good tread 
  • 4 matching alloys remain in good condition throughout
  • Drivers side door closes but not plush to the bodywork giving for a large panel gap
  • Front bumper has a noticeable scuff but remains in good condition
  • A small break present on the front offside plastic wheel arch
  • Black checker plate on front arches remains in very good condition and helps offset the white paintwork
  • Glass and badges all remain in good condition throughout
  • Front plastic grille and headlight surrounds remain in very good condition

The Mechanics

  • 2.5L turbo diesel engine reported to run without any knocks or bangs 
  • Engine bay in a tidy, well used condition
  • Aftermarket air filter and blue silicone hoses fitted
  • Radiator fan remains in excellent condition
  • Underside of bonnet and exhaust headers appear to have some corrosion present
  • Low and high range gears and differential lock present
  • Underside in a tidy, well used condition with some oil residue present around the engine sump
  • Rear brake pipes were replaced 07/2022 and remain in excellent condition
  • Vehicle reported to accelerate and stop well and in a straight line


As Land Rovers go, this 110 Defender pick-up is a truly utilitarian vehicle. The 110 offers a slightly longer wheel base over the 90 model and when configured in the pick-up format the possibilities really are endless. This example has been well looked after and has received a respray in white which certainly helps the vehicle stand out. 

The current owner has kept the vehicle covered and garaged when not in use which gives for an exterior that has remained in good condition throughout. The 2.5L engine was recently serviced and with the correct and regular maintenance, will certainly keep chugging along for many more miles. 

This proves to be a cherished and well looked after Defender now looking for a new home where it can continue to thrive, either on or off road!

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1987
  • Make Land Rover
  • Model Defender
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 141,052 Miles
  • Engine size 2494
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Rickmansworth
  • Location Hertfordshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
9 bids from 7 bidders
  • ke•••• £4,750 26/06/23
  • Ni•••• £4,444 26/06/23
  • Rh•••• £3,600 26/06/23
  • ke•••• £3,500 26/06/23
  • sa•••• £3,000 24/06/23
  • to•••• £2,500 24/06/23
  • bl•••• £1,600 23/06/23
  • ke•••• £1,500 23/06/23
  • Ru•••• £1,000 22/06/23
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