1991 Land Rover Defender 110 2.5 200Tdi


  • Discovery 200 Tdi engine, LT77 gearbox, higher ratio transfer box and new rear diff
  • Extensive repairs made to the chassis with new rear crossmember and bulkhead
  • Basic camper interior installed in the rear load area
  • Resprayed black and modernised with TD5 bonnet, grill and alloy wheels
  • LED light conversion

The Appeal

Land Rovers have long served in the British Armed Forces ever since the Army ordered their first batch of Series Is in 1949. Following their time in service, many Land Rovers then go on to civilian lives and here we have a long wheelbase example that left the armed forces in 2003.

Presented in very good overall condition, having been extensively restored and partially modernised, this 1991 Defender 110 would make a great overland camper, modern classic daily driver or even workhorse. If classic Defender driving appeals to you but you appreciate a few modern conveniences, this 110 would be a great choice.

The History and Paperwork

  • Manufactured in 1991
  • Decommissioned from military service in 2003 and assigned the registration H620 RSX
  • Acquired by the vendor in May 2022
  • Cherished registration number included
  • The vendor is the 6th owner since decommissioning
  • New engine, ancillaries and gearbox fitted in 2012
  • The original KMH speedometer was replaced in 2012 for a MPH version
  • Prior to the speedometer / odometer change, it was reading 73,144 miles (equivalent) and the new odometer read c.47,000 miles when fitted
  • Current odometer reading is 85,241 miles
  • Invoices from Cooper Auto Services who carried out most of the mechanical work
  • Last full service was on 18th May 2022
  • MOT valid until June 2023

The Interior

  • With all the new appointments there is very little wear anywhere to be seen
  • The interior has been converted to a rudimentary yet comfortable camper
  • Sound deadening and insulation fitted front and rear 
  • The rear has been plywood lined and carpeted throughout
  • Removable false floor providing a sleeping platform with storage below
  • Leisure battery powers interior LED lighting and USB charger ports and is charged by the alternator 
  • Additional rear nearside window which, along with the rear quarter windows, is tinted
  • MUD insulated blackout window blinds
  • Suspended rear cargo net 
  • Pioneer DAB radio with Bluetooth phone connectivity 
  • 4x rear and 2x front Pioneer speakers
  • Backroadz 5 person SUV tent/ awning is included that attaches to the rear
  • Front seat covers are fitted 
  • Smart grey carpeting protected by Land Rover branded rubber floor mats
  • 175 amp Anderson connection, making connection of jump leads to the battery easier
  • Green LED lighting emanates from the dashboard
  • Ottermill anti-theft steering boss with detachable MoMo wheel

The Exterior 

  • Resprayed in gloss black to a very good standard
  • The paintwork presents well overall although there are a few imperfections upon close inspection
  • The vendor reports some slight chips to the paint of the wing mirrors and chequer plate
  • Numerous facelifted components including TD5 bonnet and grill, wide wheel arches and bumper rails
  • Chequer plate fitted to the wing tops and rear wings
  • Deep dish Defender alloys fitted with spacers (original steel spare included)
  • 'Halo' LED light conversion although the original headlamps are included
  • Standard door hinges have been upgraded with SC Engineering components
  • In 2017 the car underwent extensive metal work repair and replacement 
  • New rear crossmember and bulkhead, footwells and floors
  • The chassis has since been regularly WaxOyled and looks to be in great shape
  • The vendor informs us that there is not corrosion to report in the chassis or bulkhead
  • Full galvanised steel removable roof rack with ladder
  • Powder coated rear step and door edge plates
  • Military side storage lockers
  • Galvanised bumper with winch space included should the next owner wish to fit it

The Mechanics 

  • In 2012 a reconditioned Discovery 200Tdi engine was fitted with mileage 71, 688
  • The timing belt, pulleys, tensioner, water pump and auxiliary belts were replaced
  • New radiator and exhaust
  • Reconditioned LT77 gearbox fitted along with higher ratio transfer box
  • Drives very well and pulls strongly with only a little smoke under heavy load
  • In 2016 uprated Bearmach springs and lifted shock absorbers were fitted
  • In 2017, a new alloy intercooler was fitted with silicone hoses, new fuel tank, front discs and pads, and new radiator 
  • The rear differential was replaced and new genuine Land Rover item
  • New wiper motors fitted in 2022 



This Defender has received a great deal of attention during the past few years and is now a particularly usable example.

If you’re looking for a classic all terrain vehicle that is ready to use and enjoy, then we reckon this Defender would be a great choice.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1991
  • Make Land Rover
  • Model Defender 110 2.5 200Tdi
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 85,241 Miles
  • Engine size 2500
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Stirling
  • Location Scotland
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
12 bids from 7 bidders
  • WM•••• £9,100 30/11/22
  • mi•••• £8,900 30/11/22
  • jo•••• £8,500 30/11/22
  • mi•••• £7,900 30/11/22
  • jo•••• £7,500 30/11/22
  • Ab•••• £7,400 30/11/22
  • mi•••• £7,300 30/11/22
  • He•••• £7,100 30/11/22
  • 41•••• £7,000 30/11/22
  • Sh•••• £6,600 30/11/22

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