2003 Land Rover Defender 110 Td5


  • Full respray completed
  • Recent full service including oil changes in axles, gearbox, and transmission
  • Installed new Bluetooth radio and reversing camera
  • MOT valid until October 2024 with no advisories

The Appeal

It's impossible to ignore the influence of the Defender. Everybody knows it, everybody's seen one, and the vast majority of the public dream of taking one of these legendary 4x4s out on the open road, where their durability and rugged design are right at home. Now make that Defender a pickup, and you reach a whole new level of versatility and outright cool factor.  
This Defender pickup has been beautifully kept. Nicknamed 'The Beast', this is a solid example of one of the UK's most iconic vehicles - well maintained, thoughtfully upgraded and incredibly capable, this truck perfectly fills a gap between leisure vehicle and workhorse - and we've no doubt will prove a very capable addition to any household.

well-maintained and thoughtfully upgraded, featuring a full respray and a rust-treated chassis, ensuring its longevity. The recent full service, including oil changes in the axles, gearbox, and transmission, adds to its appeal. With new headlights, a Bluetooth radio, and a reversing camera, this Defender combines classic charm with modern conveniences. Its MOT is valid until October 2024, providing peace of mind for the next owner.

History and Paperwork

  • Built in 2003
  • The DVLA records 5 previous keepers
  • Originally bought for a small holding in 2023
  • While the vendor didn't end up buying the holding, they kept the Defender!
  • Used as a daily driver for the last year
  • Sadly, it's proven a little large for the vendor's needs, hence the reason for sale
  • Rear tub has been replaced by a previous owner
  • Most recent logbook is present, though there was no service book provided on sale
  • Most recent MOT passed on 10th October 2023 with no advisories
  • Full service recently carried out, including a change of oil in the axles, gearbox, and transmission
  • Currently indicates 141,200 miles

The Condition

  • Bodywork is in good shape for a 20-year-old Defender, and very solid
  • The truck has, naturally, picked up some working wear, which in our eyes really suits the vehicle
  • Both front doors are solid but have slight denting
  • Full respray has been done in the past, though the vendor is unsure when
  • A few scratches and scrapes in the tub
  • Chassis has been treated with rust preventative
  • Underside is in good,  solid condition with very little corrosion
  • Interior is in very good and original state
  • No rips or tears in the seats
  • Headliner is in very good condition
  • Dashboard and door cards are in good condition
  • Car is carrying new, improved headlights
  • The vendor has also fitted new Bluetooth radio and reversing camera

The Mechanics

  • 2,500cc TD5 Turbodiesel I5 powerplant
  • Manual transmission with 5 gears
  • Runs and drives well
  • General wear on the UJ joints, sometimes slight clanking when changing gear or pulling away
  • Intermittent oil drip from the front main seal on the gearbox, will need replacing in the future due to the truck's mileage
  • In recent years, the vendor has:
    • Overhauled the brakes
    • Fitted a new alternator
    • Fitted new fan belt
  • They note that this Defender is in very good working order
  • It reportedly cruises very well at motorway speeds without issues

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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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Auction Details
  • Year 2003
  • Make Land Rover
  • Model Defender
  • Colour Grey
  • Mileage 141,200 Miles
  • Engine size 2500
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Ferryhill
  • County Durham
  • Country United Kingdom
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