The Land Rover Defender is an off-road vehicle produced under this name by the British manufacturer, Land Rover, since 1991. However, the vehicle is the direct heir of the first Land Rover that made its debut in 1948. The first prototype was built by the British automaker in 1947 and it was designed for the army. This iconic car was improved over the years and it has been known for generations as a national treasure.
Land Rover 101 / Defender Forward Control - Diesel - ready for work or play 1977
Sellers Comments- Land Rover 101 / Defender Forward Control - Diesel - ready for work or play. Land Rover 101 rebuilt to a very high standard in 2015 with lots of unique features and tons of new parts. This vehicle is reliable and easy to get parts for when needed [read on]. I have owned this 101 for the last 15 years. In this time it has only missed 1 Mot and this was only because I was working on it and it was under SORN at the time. It has been re-built as the base vehicle for an overland camper. Due to a change of plan the 101 is now for sale. The basic spec is 2.5 tdi Diesel with Power assisted steering, 5 speed gearbox, disc brakes on the front, rewired, re-engineered to get rid of the niggles that the standard 101 has. The 128 ltr fuel tank has a range of about 600 miles. The chassis has been stripped, repaired in a few places, repainted with an anti-rust paint, then red oxide paint, then black paint. It was then coated inside and out with lots of waxoil. There is no rust. The unique truck cab has been fabricated from aluminium with a big roll over bar built in and sprayed with 2K paint. It has been fully sound-insulated and carpeted and is comfortable on the motorway at 60mph, top speed is 70mph. The purpose-built cab doors are aluminium with full sized wind-down windows. It has been rewired throughout with relays and fuses and has new lights. It has refurbished Defender seats and, as a special feature, the drivers seat goes back further than normal to accommodate the taller driver. There is a cd/radio and 4 speakers. There is also a rear sliding door. The special 101 shaped dash-board houses the Defender clocks and turbo boost gauge. Windscreen glass is new. Engine: Land Rover 200 Tdi which breathes through the front mounted snorkel and a large Allisport intercooler, silicone hoses and a full stainless steel exhaust. To date the engine has done approx’ 110k miles of which 23k have been done by me in the 101. [I saw the doner Discovery that the engine came from, it had 87k on the clock]. The engine has recently had a new cam belt. It has a uprated recored radiator with an extra thick core and a Kenlowe cooling fan and also has a low water buzzer. The gearbox is new - it has an Ashcroft re-built uprated R380 5-speed gearbox with a front mounted oil cooler. The transfer box has an enlarged sump for extra cooling. The prop-shafts are new, heavy duty, with wide angle yokes. [No nasty prop rumble]. Power assisted steering is powered by an Adwest 4 bolt box (Defender/Discovery) with a heavy duty track rod. All steering joints have grease nipples. The leaf springs are mounted to the chassis with Polybushes throughout and shock absorbers are Terrafirma big bore expedition front and rear. The front axle is a re-built Land Rover Defender 110 front axle with vented discs brakes. It has an Ashcroft 4 pin diff and heavy duty half shafts and heavy duty drive flanges. The rear axle is a rebuilt Salisbury 110 rear axle with drum brakes, new pipes and flexible throughout. All wheels and tyres are new. Cooper STT 315/75 r16 on black 8” Modular rims. Unique stainless steel wheel steps embossed with one 0 one. Locking wheel nuts. Head lights are Crystal halogen x 4 with left and right hand dips for if you go overseas. Main beam is all 4 lights. Front bull bar also holds 2 jerry cans. The 101 comes with 2 new unused spare tyres and approx’ £1000 worth of spare parts to keep the truck on the road. Feel free to ask questions and come and look at this unique vehicle in the flesh. I will take you for a drive and give you the opportunity to see how special it is. Vehicle is in Nottingham, NG9.