Aspen Snowmass
1985 Land Rover Defender 110 PHOTOGRAPHY BY Bill Pack
Estimate: $95,000 - $115,000 USD
  • 1985
  • Land Rover
  • Defender 110
  • SALLDHMV2AA202285
  • Grey
  • Black
  • Complete and Thorough Frame off Restoration
  • Driven only 700 miles since Restoration
  • New All-terrain BF Goodrich Tires
  • Matching Numbers
  • Excellent Condition

Defender House Restoration

1985 Land Rover Defender 110: grey with black diamond quilted leather seats, 3.5-liter V8 engine, 4-speed manual, updated “Landyglass”, 4-wheel drive. This Defender has been driven only 700 miles since being restored by Defender House.

This Car's Past

This Defender 110 has received a complete and thorough frame off restoration by Defender specialist, Defender House, Bruxelles, Belgium. The chassis and body have been entirely sandblasted and re-coated with an anti-rust layer and repainted in a gorgeous dark Grey. All hardware, rubber moldings and seals have been renewed throughout. The engine and gearbox have been restored to as new and come with only break-in/test mileage. The complete brake, suspension and hydraulic systems have been rebuilt to as new condition with only original parts. The interior has been completely restored throughout, the seats covered in leather with a bespoke quilted pattern. This Defender has been equipped with the following new options: all new black powder-coated Land Rover wheels with new all-terrain BF Goodrich tires, new glass, new modern radio with iPod integration and speakers, new rear external wheel carrier and new rubber mats front & rear.

History of the Model

The Defender was not an entirely new model at launch. It used engines and body panels carried over from the Land Rover Series III; gearbox, axles and suspension from the Range Rover. Production of the model now known as the Defender began in 1983 as the Land Rover 110, a name that reflected the 110-inch (2,800 mm) length of the wheelbase. Outwardly, there is little to distinguish the post-1983 vehicles from the Series III Land Rover. The Defender 110 was modernized, including coil springs, offering a more comfortable ride and improved axle articulation, a permanent four-wheel-drive system derived from the Range Rover, a modernized interior, a taller one-piece windscreen, and more. A low compression version of the 3.5-litre (214 cu in) V8 Range Rover engine was initially available in the 110 with a four-speed transmission with integral transfer case.

Market Trend

Demand for the Defender has risen since Land Rover announced 2015 would be the last year of production after nearly 70 years.


This is a great opportunity to purchase a completely restored Land Rover Defender 110. It is ready for fun on all types of terrain.

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