Lot 270 - 1997 Land Rover Defender TDi (110")
|Odometer reading||69,014 miles|
|Result||Sold - £11,760|
- Fully restored, de-riveted coachwork
- Extended wheelarches & 9,500lbs Bearmach winch to the front
- Very striking rear interior!
- Paintwork in Ferrari 'Rosso corsa'
There is little doubt that one of the most famous shapes on British roads over the last 50 years is the Land Rover. This go-anywhere vehicle has been used on airfields, as ambulances, crossing jungles deserts and ice caps. The rear body not only presents in standard factory guise but with a huge range of adaptations such as pickup trucks, tow trucks, general haulage and immediate triage on the front line. In recent years, they have also become extremely fashionable with luxury versions appearing on the market and even adopted by the film industry as James Bond, Lara Croft and even Pixar will testify.
Presented here is one man’s vision on the classic Land Rover panel van. Acquired back in 2018, it was then taken to specialists, West London Auto Centre in London, and stripped back to bare metal, de-riveted and painted in classic Ferrari Rosso Corsa. Whilst apart, new brakes were fitted along with new suspension and original, albeit now powder-coated, steel wheels with Yokohama Geolandar A/T tyres at each corner and a spare on the rear door. There is also a 9,500lbs Bearmach winch to the front bumper with a tow-hook to the rear, extended rubber wheel arches and led lighting all round to finish the external effect. But this is only half the story, the interior is equally striking. Not only is there privacy glass all round but the rear cab has been fitted out with bespoke red and black, diamond-cut, faux-leather seating with diamond-cut headlining and front sports seats with contrasting diamond stitching. This an entirely bespoke Land Rover with one recorded owner from new and a comprehensive invoice and MoT test history file. Go one, stand out from the crowd!
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