Highlights

  • Recently recommissioned by Land Rover Classic, with an incredibly extensive array of genuine replacement components
  • Very well maintained in recent times, with over £25,000 spent 
  • Well preserved, offering a mostly standard, non-modified specification
  • Runs & drives brilliantly, no doubt a result of the extensive recent mechanical work
  • Holds advisory-free MOT until January 2025

The Appeal

Known the world over for its incredible practicality, rugged durability, and near-endless potential for an array of uses, the Land Rover Defender is the ultimate 4x4. These British icons have proved their merit for decades, and remain some of the most popular, and sought-after vehicles on the market. 

This particular Defender 110 is arguably one of the finer available, having been genuinely cherished by the current keeper, receiving over £25,000 worth of expenditure. Mostly carried out by Land Rover Classic with genuine parts where possible, this extensive recent maintenance ensures this vehicle is one of the most mechanically sound available today.

Not only offered with superb mechanical health, this eye-catching 110 also retains its original specification, save for a subtle Sony head unit, and towing hookup. The interior, exterior and underside all appear to stand in fantastic condition for the age of the vehicle, with only a small handful of incredibly minor signs of age to note. 

With the likes of a new genuine gearbox, endless replacement consumables, a new chassis cross-member and plenty more under its belt, this vehicle’s impressive history is certainly not to be overlooked. In summary, it’s one of the most impressive useable Defenders money can buy and presents a fantastic opportunity for enthusiasts searching for a top-notch example. 



The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 25th April 1998
  • Enjoyed by 6 former keepers
  • Cherished by the current keeper since 2021
  • Recently recommissioned by Land Rover Classic
  • Very well maintained, with extensive recent maintenance to show
  • Well preserved, retaining an original, un-modified specification
  • Seldom used since its gearbox replacement and mechanical overhaul
  • Includes extensive recent maintenance history, with over £25,000 spent
  • Valid MOT until 14 January 2025
  • Current V5C document present
  • Ready to be enjoyed



The Condition

  • Brilliantly preserved original specification, with no unnecessary modifications or alterations to note
  • Offered with eye-catching metallic green paintwork, presented in fantastic overall condition with only the expected light signs of age
  • Boasts a very well-cared-for interior, with remarkably few signs of age or wear to show
  • Presents a great opportunity to secure a cherished example of a British icon



The Mechanics

  • Incredibly well maintained, with over £25,000 in expenditure
  • Recently recommissioned by Land Rover Classic, Land Rover’s in-house restoration & maintenance department
  • Subject to extensive maintenance, including the following work in 2022 at 173,000 miles:
    • Wheel Hubs replaced
    • Steering box overhauled and refurbished with a new steering column. 
    • Full major service
    • Door re-profiling all doors
    • New bonnet stay 
    • Wheel alignment 
    • Seat catches and mechanisms overhauled 
    • New horn and rewiring 
    • Heater system/fan and controls overhauled 
    • New battery and clamp
    • New alternator 
    • Axle swivel seals replaced 
    • Front suspension dampeners replaced 
    • Rear suspension bushes and dampeners replaced 
    • Rear radius arm bushes replaced 
    • Steering dampener bushes replaced
    • Rear anti roll bar bushes replaced 
    • New exhaust back box 
    • Clutch bled and recommissioned 
    • Front diff seals replaced 
    • Engine sump removed, cleaned and painted. Replaced and resealed
    • Aux drive alternator belt replaced
    • Brake fluid bled and replaced 
  • Fitted with a replacement brand new genuine Land Rover gearbox in October 2023 at 173,512 miles, receiving the following in the process:
    • Brand new genuine Land Rover gearbox
    • Gear box fluids
    • New clutch/assembly 
    • And chassis cross member replaced
  • Subject to the following maintenance at a local Land Rover specialist in January 2024:
    • Replaced brake servo 
    • Replaced rear axle ball joint 
    • Rear shocks lower bushes replace 
    • Both track rod ends replaced 
    • Wheel alignment 
    • Replaced offside rear anti-roll bar link 
  • Boasts advisory-free MOT until January 2025
  • Runs & drives like a dream, with no mechanical or electrical issues to note
  • A fantastic showcase of a very well-maintained, cherished Defender 110
  • More than ready to be enjoyed by the next lucky keeper



Summary

The Defender in any form is impressive, but this example raises the bar higher still. Thanks to extensive Land Rover Classic recommissioning and incredibly extensive maintenance with its current keeper, it genuinely leaves very little to be further desired. 

There’s a brilliantly preserved finish inside and out, fantastic mechanical health and an eye-watering list of recent mechanical work to observe. Given the incredible amount spent to ensure its current state, this is easily one of the greatest opportunities for those on the search for Britain’s champion utility vehicle. 

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This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is Where Is’ basis and without warranty. Photos and descriptions are solely for guidance purposes and it's customary to carry out a full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase for your own peace of mind. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1998
  • Make Land Rover
  • Model 110
  • Colour Dark green
  • Odometer 174,356 Miles
  • Engine size 2495
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Nunnington
  • Location Yorkshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
32 bids
  • jo•••• £13,750 14/06/24
  • Ha•••• £13,500 14/06/24
  • jo•••• £13,250 14/06/24
  • Ha•••• £13,000 14/06/24
  • jo•••• £12,750 14/06/24
  • Ha•••• £12,500 14/06/24
  • Ha•••• £12,250 14/06/24
  • jo•••• £12,000 14/06/24
  • jo•••• £11,750 14/06/24
  • Ha•••• £11,500 14/06/24
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