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- ‘Heritage Edition’ style colour scheme, wheels and grille
- 2.4-litre diesel engine with a six-speed gearbox
- The vendor informs us that a recent service has been carried out and the Land Rover drives without fault
Few vehicles can claim to be so universally admired as the Land Rover. When production of the original Defender came to an end in 2016, the 4x4 community mourned its loss and well preserved examples remain exceedingly desirable the world over.
Here we have a very attractive 2008 110 that’s been sympathetically enhanced in a style not dissimilar to the exclusive Grassmere Green ‘Heritage Edition’ Defenders that were produced in limited numbers towards the end of production. Presented in very good overall condition and reportedly driving really well, this is a fine example that we’re sure will be very popular wherever it goes. In practical five-seater station wagon configuration, this is a very usable Land Rover, perfect for family days out or else, a capable load lugger when required.
The History and Paperwork
- Left-hand drive
- French registered
- A history file apparently includes the original purchase invoice
- Reportedly complete with its original technical manuals
- Very well presented
- Fantastic condition considering the age of the vehicle
- Seating for five
- Grey velour upholstery
- Unusually for a Defender, it is carpeted throughout
We reckon this Land Rover’s interior strikes a perfect balance between ruggedness and comfort. Unlike some that are built wholly for practicality and others which have been made very plush hy their owners, this Defender’s cabin is comfortable yet true to its utilitarian roots.
The floors are carpeted throughout, all of which looks to be in really good condition. The basic headlining is in nice condition too, with no obvious staining despite its pale colour. All the velour seat upholstery seems in great condition, with no obvious holes or anything we’d deem to be excessive wear. The cushions remain plump and the bolsters do not appear to exhibit any signs of heavy use. The large boot space is carpet lined too and presents really nicely.
Up front, we find what appears to be a very original dashboard which has survived really well. The plastics don’t show their true age and we didn’t notice any significant wear. There are a few small scuffs in places caused by entry and egress of passengers, but nothing especially noticeable. The controls look to be original and hardly worn. We understand that everything works as it should and indeed, all the instrumentation and switches look in good shape. There’s a useful cuddy box between the front seats which also provides a comfortable arm rest and a pair of cup holders.
- Attractive pastel green paintwork
- Recently fitted heavy duty steel wheels finished in body colour
- Straight bodywork
- Seemingly solid chassis and bulkhead
- Galvanised front bumper and aftermarket grille
- Spare wheel mounted to the rear door
We adore the way this Land Rover looks. It reminds us of those oh-so-desirable ‘Heritage Edition’ Defenders and we enjoy the retro feel afforded by the green colour scheme, steel wheels and galvanised additions.
The paint looks really smart, holding a good shine and exhibiting very few blemishes. The contrasting white roof is a great complement to the green bodywork and we enjoy the rugged feel of the galvanised bumper and radiator grille. The bodywork looks incredibly straight, especially for a vehicle of this nature and the vendor doesn’t alert us to any significant imperfections. There’s no evidence of accident damage and the panels all align quite well.
Wolf-style steel rims wearing Toyo off-road tyres really look the part and the vendor informs us that they are recent additions. Handy side steps make accessing the cabin much easier and a heavy duty tow hitch makes this a great vehicle for hauling trailers. The chassis presents really nicely, with no sigma of heavy corrosion or damage that we could see. The vendor comments that there are no holes anywhere to be seen and the alloy bodywork is not affected by electrolytic corrosion either,
- 2.4-litre diesel engine
- Six-speed manual gearbox
- Equipped with four-wheel drive and low range
- Freshly serviced and ready to use according to the vendor
- Presents really well under the bonnet
The 2.4-litre diesel engine is both a rugged and capable unit, equipping this Land Rover with ample torque to traverse the most challenging of terrain. A six-speed manual gearbox also makes this vehicle sufficiently long-legged for regular road use in high range.
We’re informed that it is supplied with a recent mechanical service and is ready to be used. We’re not informed of any running faults, noises or noticeable wear to the mechanicals. The Land Rover is said to drive impeccably, changing gear smoothly and braking in a straight line.
Original Defenders make great family vehicles. They’re great fun as well as useful and this looks a great example. We love the ‘Heritage Edition’ inspired styling and the overall condition looks fantastic for such a vehicle, especially of this age.
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