Lot 214 - 1999 Land Rover Defender 110 Td5
|Odometer reading||115,161 miles|
|Result||Sold - £8,400|
The Land Rover Defender was launched in 1948 and, incredibly, production only finished in January 2016 after a continuous run of 67 years. Outwardly, there is little to distinguish the post-1983 vehicles from the Series III Land Rover. Internally, coil springs offered a more comfortable ride and a permanent four-wheel drive system derived from the Range Rover featuring a two-speed transfer gearbox with a lockable centre differential. A modernised interior and a new series of progressively more powerful and modern engine characterised things under the skin. The Tdi engine finally allowed the Defender to cruise comfortably at high speeds, as well as tow heavy loads speedily on hills while still being economical. In 1998, the Defender was fitted with an all-new 2.5-litre, five-cylinder in-line turbo/diesel engine, badged the Td5.
This example represents one of the many variants of body configuration, that of the hardtop. That is to say, a rigid-sided, long-wheelbase model. There is much to commend this fine example; it has one owner from new and has been fully restored over the last 18 months. It benefits from a new body with panel seals, is freshly painted and has a reconditioned engine fitted. This has new injectors and is fully serviced. The underside is undersealed and the rear suspension and brakes have been replaced. The under-dash wiring has been replaced and, in total, over £8,000 has been spent in parts alone. Offered in excellent condition throughout, this versatile Land Rover is offered at no reserve.
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