Saturday 6 July 2019

2003 Land Rover Defender 110 CSW XS TD5 (Overland Prepared)

Sellers Comments - Stunning professionally built '53 plate 110 CSW XS with only 99k miles. Originally built by Nene Overland and later refurbished and updated by Alpine Restoration in late 2017 at great expense. It also had significant work carried out by a Land Rover specialist in 2018 including new genuine Garrett turbocharger and full front suspension rebuild including teflon swivels.

Work carried out by Alpine Restoration included;
- All door bottoms stripped and painted, sealed and cavity wax
- Rear cross-member stripped and painted
- Chassis steam cleaned and full dynotrol treatment
- Station wagon chassis cross member replaced and painted
- Genuine Puma bonnet painted and fitted
- LED Headlights and all exterior lights replaced
- Tub cappings stripped and painted
- Bulkhead corners stripped and painted
- Underbody armour, receiver hitch and fuel tank guard fitted.

Updates include;

Alisport Intercooler
Mid silencer removed and CAT deleted (essentially a straight through exhaust) - sounds fantastic
New Garrett Turbo
Samco hoses
Alive stage 2 tune (rolling roaded by Gary and team at their headquarters)
Discovery t case

Recent Teflon swivels (2018)
Big bore exped dampers (2018)
Medium blue springs (2018)
Recent front callipers and new flexis and new front pipes (2017)
Cooper Discoverer STT pro’s (2017)

TF tank guard and receiver hitch with tow bar and billet recovery points
TF diff guards (2017)
Genuine Puma Bonnet with Dynamat extreme (2017)
Silent coat sound deadening throughout
TF steering guard (2018)
Mantec snorkel and breather kit (2017)
Hannibal Roofrack and ladder 
Front runner Jerry can holder
Hilift jack and defender adapter and base
Autohome Columbus Variant Roof Tent wired for power and lighting and 100 watt solar panel
Foxwing 270 degree awning with two tapered sides 
ZunSport grill (2019)
Nakatanenga light surrounds and headlamp guards (2019)
Lynx eye headlights
LED lights throughout
Scenelight awning flood light (2019)
N44 OVL license plate included

Heated Cobra recliner bucket seats (Defender edition with removable bases)
Seat risers fitted
MSS Goliath Drawer
Barebox arch storage 
National Luna split charge with yellow top batteries
Mud stuff roof console
MSS rear window guards
Genuine dog guard
Rear seat removed with custom drawers and fridge mount
Engel MT45 fridge inc travel cover and genuine base plate
Sony Bluetooth headunit (2017)

This truck really is a fantastic drive, it can cruise a speeds not normal for a Defender and is so quiet and comfortable doing so, you can easily cover long distances in a day without issue.

Although this is a fantastically spec'd and extremely well maintained and cared for truck, it was built for purpose and certainly in the last 3 years has been used for 4 Overland trips around Europe.

There probably is the occasional light scratch from overhanging bushes that the detailer won't be able to remove and there is a small crack and scratch on the RHR wheel arch (been quoted £150 to repair) but for it's age it really is lovely truck, very presentable and is prepared for many many trips to come. In fact i'd happily drive it down Africa tomorrow given the opportunity.

Didn’t think it would ever happen but immigrating is forcing it's sale.