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1985 Defender 110 - Galvanized, 300tdi Diesel, Puma Full Restoration Land Rover

Make: Land Rover
Model: Defender
SubModel: 110 Station Wagon
Type: SUV
Trim: Station Wagon
Year: 1985
Mileage: 5,000
VIN: salldhah8aa231754
Color: Black
Engine: 300TDI Turbo Diesel
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Galvanized
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, United States

1985 Land Rover Defender 110 Station Wagon Additional Info:

Year: 1985 (EBAY does not recognize old, nonstandardized VIN - salldhah8aa231754 - clean MA title)
Model: Defender 110 - 5 door
Configuration: Station Wagon setup, 9 passenger
Engine: 300tdi, will cruise all day long at 70mph, 25-28mpg
Transmission: r380 5 Speed Synchronized Gearbox
Miles: About 5000 miles on the restoration.
PRICE: $75,000 as a pictured.
Location: Martha's Vineyard, MA. I will happily transport on the ferry to the mainland to arrange pickup.
Restoration Work- completed approximately 5 years and 5000 miles ago.
-300tdi Diesel rebuilt including rebuilt injection pump
-r380 5 speed gearbox, fully synchronized rebuilt unit
-NO rust on the usual trouble areas with GALVANIZED chassis / rear cross member / outriggers, POR-15 coated bulkhead, NEW seat box, NEW T-posts.
-NEW factory Defednder PUMA front and middle doors ($10k of doors, front power windows, fully galvanized, eliminates the usual aluminum / steel corrosion on the older style doors)
-Endless stainless hardware including around floor pans and upgraded door hinges

-New Heavy Duty OEM Suspension
-New Radiator and hoses-New clutch, MC, SC, mechanical pedal assembly
-New fuel tank, gaskets, and lines
-New throttle cable
-New brakes and lines with upgraded axles that include front and rear disc brakes
-New Exhaust
-Rock sliders from TerraFirma-New Safety Devices NAS-style roll cage with NAS basket from my 1993 110.
-New Boost rims
-New headliner with factor original interior (full 2015 Puma seats available for $3500.00)
-New 300tdi wiring harness with NO lucas electronic gremlins-New BF Goodrich KM/2 Mud Terrain tires - 255/85-r16
-New Paint, matching inside and out. Complete respray. Black.
Use: This was my daily driver during spring and summer months in Boston and on Martha's Vineyard. I have put 1,000 trouble free miles (26-28mpg) on this year since purchase; my 2013 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon saw less than 150 miles of use this spring. I depend on my car for making 5-10 house calls per day, and this car was an absolute blast to drive and a hit with the clients. I checked and change all fluids regularly.
Condition: Fully restored per above, ZERO rust on chassis, outriggers, footwells, door bottoms, and bulkhead. Mechanically working 100%.-Given the more modern 300tdi and the front and rear disc brakes, the truck will run comfortably at 70mph. I have cruised at 85mph. That said, this was designed to be one step better than a farm tractor. Do not expect the ride of a Range Rover.
-DETAILS: I drive this truck, never off road but daily. The truck has not seen salt since restored 5 years ago, but it has seen rain, dusty and dirty spring roads, and is not a trailer queen for weekend shows only. Sure, you could make it perfect, but look at the photos - from 10 feet away, it is 100%. From 2 feet away, you see 5 years of gentle wear on the restoration with the some bubbling of paint in spots where the steel cappings touch the aluminum panels, over some of the heads of the aluminum rivets, surface rust on under body bolt heads, light scratches andnicks on the paint (Vineyard racing stripes as we call them from tight dirt roads and bushes). The white roof has same flaking of paint on the under side around the drain channels. If this were a 1993 NAS 110, it would be $125k+. Compared to every other imported 110 on ebay, with fancy paint covering rusty bulkheads and chassis, non-puma rust prone doors, no roll cage, boat anchors of engines (2.5 NA, 19j turbo diesel, 200tdi, 3.5l V8), rear drums, and a lot of hype, this truck has all of these ever missing features.

Reason for sale: I have a 1993 110 restoration project and a 1994 conversion project in the works, both of which I would like to complete over the winter for island work next summer. As such, I need to clear the plate and get to work.
PHOTOS: All sections photographed. Please request any additional pictures.
Title / Reg / Insurance: 100% legally imported vehicle 5 years ago; the truck has a clean title and is insurable for actual stated value.