1987 Defender 110 LHD Frame Off Restoration

1987 Land Rover Defender 110

Technical specifications of Land Rover Defender 1987

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Make: Land Rover
Model: Defender
SubModel: 110
Type: SUV
Trim: 5 Door Station Wagon
Year: 1987
Mileage: 325
VIN: SALDV3240VA127698
Color: White
Engine size: 4.6L V8 Gas Motor
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Here is a beautiful, true frame off restoration of a 1987 left hand drive Defender 110. Started with a solid donor from a 1987 left hand drive 110 with an original 3.5 V8 and manual transmission was replaced with a rebuilt, powerful 4.6 liter V8 motor with auto transmission. All new head gaskets with a new bosh block and high compression pistons installed. Truck was stripped down to the frame and sanded and coated. Interior completely and professionally bed lined for long term protection. New bulk head and take off doors, exmoor seating, wheels and tires installed. Alpine white paint professionally carried out and looks sharp. Frame and cross member solid as can be. No rust anywhere. New exhaust, fan clutch and O2 sensors. All new VDO gauges installed all work flawlessly. All lights and switches work as they should. Truck is stunning in person and drives incredibly.

Additional detail on the rebuild below as well as links to over 100 pictures of the restoration progress and finished product.


Wire brushed any surface rust on frame, apply POR 15

Apply Waxoyl Hardwax

Waxoyl inside of frame

Replaced bushings

Terrafirma 2” lift

HD front brake calipers

SS brake lines

Sandblasted steel wheels, prime and paint Alpine White

New A/T 235/85-16 tires

Replace front axle bearings and seals

Drive Line:

4.6 liter V8 gas motor

All new fluids,

New head gaskets

New bosh block

Rebuilt auto transmission


Sand, prep and paint body panels

Replacement take off doors

New door locks

New window tracks

New fender flares

Stainless steel door hardware

New rear tire carrier

New windscreen

New bulkhead

LED rear lighting

Waxoyl body cavities


Bulletliner applied to footwells, floor pans, seat box, and rear tub

New Exmoor seating

New door panels

New Land Rover floor mats

New auto transmission console

Two year process of work with nothing over looked. Work completed by well known Rover shops and Master Land Rover technician. This build is very, very nice and is stunning in person. You can cruise easily at 75-80 mph and will be a great daily driver. Truck is turnkey and needs nothing to go to its new home. Over 60 build progress pictures and 30+ finished photos to view. You can see the detail of the build and the beauty of the truck that is ready for the trail or the country club and everything in between. I’m more than happy to answer any questions. Links below to additional hi-res images.

Progress Pics

Finished Pics

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