The replacement of the Series III came in 1983, when the 110 was launched. The 110 name came from the length, or the wheelbase, 110”. In general the 110 had retained the shape of the Series III, with just a few small subtle changes, such as moving the grille further forward to accommodate the V8 engine.
The suspension moved forward by replacing the leaf springs with coil springs to offer a more comfortable ride, and the addition of power steering was a welcomed improvement. There were also changes to the interior with improved seats, instruments and switchgear.
The seller of this 1984 Land Rover 110 purchased the vehicle earlier this year, and got around to registering it in August. It was bought as a 95% complete project, with just a few finishing touches needed to finish the restoration. Covering a mere 15,000 miles in the past decade, it has certainly lived a fairly easy life.
The previous keeper had carried out most of the work in the past 2 years, which included some extensive work such as a new "Richard's" chassis, a replacement Ashtree bulkhead, fuel tank, exhaust plus many other parts which we will get to shortly. With the Land Rover now complete, now spending most of its time covered and not really getting the use it deserves, the seller has decided to part with the 110.
The V5 is present and shows 7 previous keepers.
The only paperwork for any work is from the current seller, which was carried out in July 2021. The previous keeper didn’t bother to keep any paperwork, he was more interested in just cracking on with the work.
On the 28th July 2021, the Land Rover was given 12 months MOT. The seller was keen to point out that the advisories noted when the vehicle failed the test have also been carried out, to ensure everything was as it should be.
The inside of the Land Rover 110 has been fully repainted, with the body colour in the front, and white to match the roof in the rear. The dashboard is in good condition and the instruments are reported to be working, apart from the speedometer, which doesn’t light up. The odometer has a reading of 180,153. The switchgear is as you would expect, with some light age related wear.
New seats have been fitted within the last 2 years, and these are in excellent condition having covered just a few hundred miles. There are just 2 small scratches on the driver’s bolster, which could probably be re-colored. Carpet is fitted under the seats and over the transmission tunnel, and then there are rubber mats to the floor. The centre storage box has a couple of small scuffs to the corner of the lid, but that wouldn't take much to recover.
Into the rear, and as mentioned, this is painted white with a rubber flooring to protect the floor. Up above, the roof has been trimmed from front to rear in a grey stretch carpet.
As the 110 was repainted by the previous keeper, the exact colour is not known, but it is believed to be Bronze Green, the popular choice for a Land Rover. There are a few small chips and imperfections on the paintwork, but nothing that really stands out.
From the front of the Defender, the headlights are in good order with chip free lenses, and these have headlamp grilles to protect them. The grille is free from any damage, and the bonnet looks to align as it should with the wings, and fitted to the tops of the wings are some chequer plate panels.
Around to the sides, and looking down both sides the 110 is as straight as you would expect any Land Rover to be. The wheel arch extensions fit well and do cover the larger wheels. The driver's door just sticks out a little at the top, and the passenger door a little at the bottom. These may just need a fettle to adjust them.
There is chequer plate used along the sills, matching the wing tops . The windows are free from any excessive scratches, just a few light age related marks as you would expect.
The rear is the same as the rest of the Land Rover, it presents well. You can see some areas on the corners where there was some light corrosion which has been painted over. The door opens and closes as it should and aligns well. There are no splits to the light lens covers.
One of the main things to point out with this particular Land Rover Defender, is that it has had the big job of having a new chassis and bulkhead fitted.
Installed by the previous keeper is a 200Tdi engine, for greater reliability. This is coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The engine is reported to start up as it should, with no unwanted noises. The Defender pulls well through the gearbox in both high and low range as it should, again with no noises coming from the transmission or drivetrain.
A new exhaust, fuel tank, brake servo and fuel lines have been fitted within the last 2 years. In July, during the finishing off period from the seller, all the filters were replaced and there were some changes to the wiring along with some suspension work, all of which is detailed on the invoice.
The intercooler is believed to be new and also appears to be larger than the standard 200TDI item, giving better cooling as well as extra power and torque.
You will notice the Defender sits a little higher, thanks to the 2” lift kit, and keeping things smooth are the Terrafirma dampers. There is also a Terrafirma steering damper fitted to the power steering.
If you are into your 4x4’s, you will know that everyone loves a Defender, and this one has had all the major work carried out. New chassis, bulkhead, a 200 TDI engine fitted, retrimmed interior and a respray inside and out.
It is ready to get in and enjoy. Either on or off-road, this 1984 Defender 110 won’t disappoint. Will you be the next enthusiast to take ownership of this classic British Land Rover?
Notice to bidders
Although every care is taken to ensure this listing is as factual and transparent as possible, all details within the listing are subject to the information provided to us by the seller. Car & Classic does not take responsibility for any information missing from the listing. Please ensure you are satisfied with the vehicle description and all information provided before placing a bid.
As is normal for most auctions, this vehicle is sold as seen, and therefore the Sale of Goods Act 1979 does not apply. All bids are legally binding once placed. Any winning bidder who withdraws from a sale, is subject to our bidders fee charge. Please see our FAQs and T&C's for further information. Viewings of vehicles are encouraged, but entirely at the seller's discretion.
Please see our FAQ's here and our Terms & Conditions here
The max bid process allows you to bid without any hassle.
Enter your maximum bid and we will then bid on your behalf to ensure you're the highest bidder - just enough to keep you in the lead and only up until your maximum.
C&C prevent auction snipers from bidding in the last seconds to win an auction.
Auctions are extended by 5-minutes if anyone bids within the last 2 minutes to allow other bidders to react and counter-bid.
If your maximum bid is equal to or below the reserve price, your maximum bid will be applied in full if you are the highest bidder.
If you are the highest bidder and place a maximum bid above the reserve, we will automatically put in the reserve as your first bid.
Once the reserve has been met, Car & Classic will make sure you are the highest bidder using only the bidding increments stated below.
We will keep you in the lead up until your maximum bid OR the increment closest to your maximum bid, providing your maximum bid is enough to cover the increment value.
£0 to £10,000
£10,000 to £50,000
Automatically outbid immediately
When you place a max bid and are outbid immediately that means that another bidder has placed a max bid limit which is higher than yours. You can bid again and we will use our automatic bid system to try and get you as the highest bidder.
Matching max bids
When there are two max bids of the same value, the one placed first remains the lead bidder.
Watch this auction
Get notified when the auction is starting, and half an hour before it ends.
Problem with your bid
Bids are contractually binding. To help protect you, we have some rules in place if we think it's been mistyped. Please check and amend what you have entered.