The iconic Land Rover Defender was initially introduced in 1983, is a staple in many commonwealth country’s militaries, police, special forces, and VIP motorcades, to name but a few. The Defender nametag replaced the revered post-World War II-produced Land Rover Series. While common in many parts of the world, it’s somewhat of a rarity in the US. The original Defender ended production in 2016, after an illustrious production run of 33 years. Our subject specimen is a 1986 Land Rover Defender 110, with a complete restoration and has been upgraded in many ways, making it a must-have vehicle in anyone’s arsenal.
Recolored in a Satin Grey exterior color, the interior features two-toned, custom-made, and diamond-stitched leather seats to complement the exterior. This off-roader rides on a set of striking NICHE Staccato wheels wrapped in Nitto AT Terra Grappler rubber. Other exterior visual upgrades include a Kahn grill, Kahn bumper lights, Kahn fender inserts, Kahn hood inserts, plus a roof rack and ladder to keep all your camping gear in place and easily accessible. A nut and bolt restoration has been performed in April 2020. A 7-PIN trailer light kit is installed too. Also included are functioning power windows, as well as central locking. A suede headliner is in place with a diamond-stitched strip. Four custom leather-wrapped jump seats for extra passengers are installed too.
The original ’86 Land Rover Defender was available in various motor options ranging from 2.25L to 3.5L and with four different transmission types. This Defender has been fitted with a reliable American-made new GM motor with a new transmission and a unique electric card style gear shifter. The electric wiring system has been updated, and a new Yellow Top battery is installed. The PCS Powertrain Control has been completely serviced. A custom fuel system has been installed comprising of a 21-gallon powder coated tank, fuel lines, breather filter, tank breather, and a pressure regulator. Complementing the custom build is a custom exhaust pipe.