Motorcar Studio is pleased to offer this exceptional 1993 North American Specification (NAS) Land Rover Defender 110, number 243 of 500 imported to the U.S. These Defenders represent the pinnacle of Land Rover engineering for the North American market and have been climbing in value since they were new.
This Defender is in excellent all-around condition with no accidents, paintwork or rust. Always garaged and driven sparingly (with fewer than 34,000 miles across two long-term owners), the interior, rubber, glass and paint look practically new.
Even a bone stock NAS D110 is an outstanding vehicle, but this example has seen some choice upgrades -- performed in excellent taste and to a high standard by East Coast Rover in Rockland, Maine. The work was completed with a keen eye for detail, and the result is a better-than-stock D110 that still retains a correct, unmolested look inside and out. All repairs were performed with genuine Land Rover parts (even if cheaper alternatives were available) to preserve the integrity of the vehicle.
This D110 is powered by its original 3.9 liter all-aluminum Rover V8, but the original LT77 gearbox has been replaced with a new R380 gearbox (a marked improvement over the stock transmission). Recent maintenance includes a new water pump, cooling system flush, new belts and hoses, brass oil lines, full brake service, new catalytic converter, a complete tune up and a/c service. The electrical system has been upgraded to a dual battery setup with the industry-leading Hellroaring battery isolator/combiner; the control switch is mounted between driver''s seat and center console which keeps it hidden but accessible.
Off-road ability has been greatly enhanced without sacrificing road manners thanks to an ECR Stage 1 suspension lift. The setup includes new springs, new Bilstein shocks, a rear shock drop kit, and heavy duty trailing arms from Safari Guard. A steering guard, tie rod guard and a heavy duty drag link have also been added -- combined with a skid plate, frame sliders, catalytic converter guard and a front differential guard, all suspension and drivetrain components are fully protected from even the most rugged terrain. The frame sliders and cat guard were custom built by Rock Ware in Colorado. Tires are practically new Goodyear MTRs.
The original front bumper has been upgraded to a Safari Guard bumper with three Hella floodlights; the turn signals have been relocated to the front wings and are fully synchronized with the rear blinkers. There is also a Hella work/reverse light mounted on the rear. All of the wiring, lights and switchgear have been expertly installed to reproduce a factory appearance. The bumper has a Warn 9000 winch with recovery points mounted on either side; the winch has a custom remote control plug mounted between the driver''s side blinker and parking light. ECR ROX rock sliders with hi-lift jack points have been installed to protect the truck''s sheet metal in rough terrain. A few weak points for a stock defender are the door hinges and hardware (which begin to rust almost immediately) and the footwell trim (which is cardboard and usually falls apart after a few years). ECR installed custom heavy duty alloy footwell trim as well as new side door hinges with stainless steel hardware.
Obviously this Defender is equipped to handle even the remotest terrain -- getting stranded and needing to call for help is not a concern, but should you need to reach anyone, anywhere, this truck is equipped with a YAESU HF/VHF/UHF mobile transceiver. In addition to the amateur/ham/CB radio bands, the radio also receives weather, aviation, public safety and AM/FM broadcasts. The head unit is mounted in the dash with the brains stowed out of the way in the center console. There is a custom speaker mounted on the internal roll cage near the driver''s head and a microphone mounted on side of center console -- it''s a very cool install that minimized drilling into original parts and kept the cockpit clean and neat.
Perhaps most importantly, this Defender can be titled in all 50 states and comes with a U.S. title history back to new documenting its original owner (a certain celebrity media mogul) and the current owner of 10 years. Although you can legally import a Land Rover more than 25 years old (year models 1988 and older), most of them are right hand drive -- plus VIN tampering among unscrupulous sellers can be a real problem with grey-market Defenders.
This D110 runs and drives exceptionally well and is in turn-key condition for the next owner to enjoy. All service and upgrade work has been well documented with stacks of receipts kept neatly by the current owner (the work at ECR alone exceeded $25,000, plus another $10,000 spent elsewhere). As well as the maintenance records and title history, the service book and original keys are included.
Call 404-692-5250 for more information.