The Land Rover Defender is one of the most iconic rugged vehicles in automobile history. The British four-wheel drive off-road vehicle had its start in the 1980s and was based off the original Land Rover series. Its versatility as well as its ruggedness has made the Defender a worldwide favorite. What can make a Defender even cooler? Mods, of course.
A modified 1992 Land Rover Defender 110 sold for $62,000 on digital auction platform Bring a Trailer early October. This Defender is a UK-market example that was imported to the states in 2017. It was refurbished and modified before the seller purchased it on Bring a Trailer in 2018. ReRover in Springfield, Missouri carried out the refurbishment in 2017. This included a repaint in a neutral Sahara Dust.
ReRover also installed an ARB bull bar, external roll cage, side storage lockers, LED exterior lighting, and air intake snorkel. There were also suspension upgrades, including a Terrafirma lift kit, front and rear swaybars, and polyurethane bushings. The Defender also has a newly rebuilt 2.5-liter 200Tdi turbodiesel inline-four and Ashcroft Engineering R380 five-speed manual gearbox. The SUV has 16” steel wheels that are finished in black wrapped with 265/75 Cooper Discoverer STT tires.
Modern updates fit for the times
The Defender’s interior underwent a hefty refurbishment as well with a left-hand-drive conversion to start. The reupholstered interior also includes a Defender Td5 dashboard, bolstered Sparco front seats, a central armrest with cup holders and storage, and an insulated headliner. There’s also an Exmoor Trim molded matting system and supplemental soundproofing on the bulkhead, floor, and doors.
Some work in 2018 brought on an air-conditioning system, a MOMO steering wheel, and an aftermarket stereo. The stereo includes a Pioneer touchscreen head-unit equipped with a microphone and a backup camera, a Pioneer amplifier, and six Kicker speakers installed throughout the cabin. There’s also new instrumentation taken from a later Defender, including a 120-mph speedometer, a 5k-rpm tachometer, and gauges for coolant temperature and fuel level. True mileage is unknown, but the digital odometer reads 31k miles.
Two sets of keys, workshop manuals, service records from 2018, and a clean Virginia title in the name of the seller’s LLC came with the sale. Buy Here