1986 Land Rover Defender 110
1986 Land Rover Defender 110

1986 Land Rover Defender 110

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Land Rover 110 (DEFENDER). Desirable Left Hand Drive. This vehicle has been my weekly driver for 6 years, well maintained, structurally solid and cosmetically good example of the long wheelbase Defender and is relatively stock. It has the original 3.5 liter, carbureted V8 mated to the stock LT85 5-speed manual transmission. 85,000 miles. (This motor will never die.) The vehicle was repainted Poppy Red over the factory brown when put into service in a small village in Austria as the community fire truck. (FEUERWEHR = Fire Vehicle. Petina shows the name of the village on the doors.) I have the original owner's manual, decommissioning documents, and service logs from early in its life.

Removed majority of Waxoyl from the frame for inspection and repair. Replaced the rear crossmember with a galvanized replacement, patched any problem areas. The frame has been repaired over the life of the vehicle but is solid. Repaired with POR 90.
Replaced the rear tub aluminum floor and top hats with double thickness custom laser cut panels as well as a new galvanized tube support crossmember from YRM
Footwells and front door posts replaced with YRM parts. C column on RH was replaced.
New galvanized front shock towers.
New OEM seat belt mounts in the rear tub, ner retracting shoulder seat belts and lap belt for reat.
Removed a good deal of old service wiring that was cluttering up things. Left a spare circuit to the roof and into the engine bay for future upgrades as the wiring was professional and heavy duty.
Replaced the entire front end with OEM axle and assembly 2021
Overland Engineering has done the following work in the past 20k miles: New starter, leads and grounds, steering bushings, clutch, flywheel and rear main seal and general tune up. Receipts for all.

New heavy duty Wolf wheels.
Old Man Emu shocks
NEW upgraded alternator 2020 so all lights/fog lights/heater could run simultaneously)
Sliders with tree bars but the old omg panels are included should the new owner want to revert back to stock look.
KC Daylighter Driving lights and rear work light.
New Oxmoor front seats and center console. Newly upholstered rear bench seat to match Oxmoor trim
New carpet throughout.

All doors have some rusting on the frame bottoms, mostly surface but some small holes. It is minimal and easily repaired. The door frame has some rust near the handle but otherwise OK. The RH rear door has some aluminum corrosion under the paint along the bottom edge from rust.
The inner trim/panels on the doors have some wear on the bottoms, and the driver side has a repaired hole from some time during service duty.
The dash has a hole from a radio--covered with a Land Rover panel.
The rear door window sprayer is disconnected but works. The reservoir is an in-door vinyl part and needs to be replaced to fully function.
Heater blower only works on high. Irrelevant as low is worthless.
The exterior has small dents, scratches and the paint is far from perfect. It has been used off-road during its service and my ownership and has some marks to show for it but they are minor. Very straight body.
Fuel gauge only goes up to 3/4 when full. Works fine once the vehicle is 3/4 or less.
In the winter only: the clutch master leaks slowly and runs down the clutch pedal. Once a month in freezing weather the reservoir needs topping off. Have the replacement part--just haven't taken the time to install it. Works great in summer. (?)

The vehicle is 38 years old. It will continue to need regular maintenance. Mechanically there are no issues. I drive it regularly on long trips and it has never left me stranded. It can cruise at 70 mph in 5th gear. When it's flat. And no wind. And the driver hunches down slightly.

Text only: (801) 710-3932

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    Import Classics
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    86,000 miles
  • Engine
    8 Cylinder
  • Condition
  • Doors
  • Drivetrain
    All wheel drive
  • Suspension
    Old Man Emu
  • Transmission
    5 Speed Manual
  • Exterior Color
  • Interior Color
  • Seat Color

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