Restoration Done Right
After purchasing the vehicle three years ago, the seller removed all rust, inside and out, and repainted the truck in its original shade of Zambezi Silver. The finish looks incredible, with a host of detailed gallery photos showcasing the condition. Window gaskets – of which there are many – all look pliable, including around the alpine windows along the roof.
Black-finished, 18” dual five-spoke wheels with Land Rover center caps are wrapped in BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A rubber sized 275/70. They front disc brakes all around with red-finished calipers. A matching spare is mounted on the rear. Additional features include fender-mounted black checker plate, mud flaps, fender vents and individual BULLY assist steps mounted beneath all four doors. Cosmetic blemishes in the paint are detailed in the gallery.
Touch of Class
The interior restoration consisted of rust removal, refinished floors and new black upholstery that was completed in February 2022. The leather front seats and vinyl rears feature the same pattern of quilted inserts with white stitching and piping. This theme extends to the inward facing, rear jump seats. A handful of worn door seals are documented in the gallery.
A 2-spoke Land Rover steering wheel fronts an instrument panel with a clock, coolant temperature gauge, fuel level and 200 kmh speedometer with inset odometer. An aftermarket Sony head unit has been fitted with dash-mounted Sony speakers on the driver and passenger side. The cabin features manual crank windows and manual door locks.
The original powertrain has been replaced with a V8 and 4-speed automatic from a Land Rover Discovery Series II. The owner worked with a local Defender specialist who performed the swap using components from a Discovery Series II on hand. Power is routed to all four wheels via the 4-speed automatic with a dual-range transfer case and lockable center differential on hand. There are no known mechanical issues with the vehicle and recent service includes an oil change and windshield wiper repair.
Ultimate Family Adventurer
Located in Montreal, Quebec, the owner of this Defender purchased it, three years ago, from a dealer that had the truck imported from France. Since then, a restoration of the exterior and interior has been completed along with a Discovery Series II V8 swap performed by a Defender specialist. The odometer shows 152,000 km, 45,000 of which have been added under current ownership. This sharp-dressed Defender 110 is at home blazing trails in the snow, dirt and sand making it an ideal adventure-mobile with room for the whole family.