Lot 156 - 2015 Land Rover Defender 110 XS
|Odometer reading||77,697 miles|
|Result||Sold - £26,174|
- One owner
- High specification
- Comprehensive service history
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. A full-length bonnet, revised grille, plus the fitting of wheel arch extensions to cover wider-track axles are the most noticeable changes. 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. In August 2011, Land Rover announced an update of the Defender for the 2012 model year. By this time, Land Rover publicly acknowledged that it was working on a project to produce an all-new replacement for the Defender. Then in line for the 2012 models was the installation of a different engine Ford decided, due to cost reasons, not to modify the engine introduced in 2007 and so the engine was replaced with the ZSD-422 engine, essentially a 2.2 litre variant of the same engine.
Ordered new from Harwoods Pulborough, the Land Rover Defender 110 XS offered here was first registered on 17thJanuary 2015. Bought to be used to attend various shows and fairs to promote the vendor’s pickle and latterly curry sauce companies, it was specified in Indus Silver with Ebony Black leather premium seat pack, air conditioning, tow ball with drop plate and electrics, as well as first and second row mats and a rubber load liner. An Autoglym interior protection, bodywork gloss shield and glass guard treatment was applied from new and has certainly helped preserve its excellent condition through to today. The accompanying service history shows great care has been adorned upon the vehicle, with Land Rover servicing it through until 2018 before SLR Automotive took over carrying out their most recent service just under 3,000 miles ago. The floorpans had started to show some signs of corrosion and so the vendor had them all replaced to maintain its incredible condition. For sale now due to a lack of use since the Covid lockdowns, the vendor reports this fantastic Defender to run and drive extremely well.
Supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate valid through until 30th January 2024 and a comprehensive service history. A rare opportunity not to be missed to acquire a one owner, highly specified, late model Defender in a desirable colour combination.
Interested parties should note that the reserve on this vehicle has been lowered and the new estimate is £18,000-£24,000.
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