La Aduana: 1985 Land Rover Defender 110


The Land Rover Defender 110 is a rare bird here in the United States. The few that have made it stateside are older models and unfortunately, due to high demand and low availability, have prices that can quickly reach outrageous levels. Because so many of these trucks are cost prohibitive for the average consumer, it’s nice to see a 110 like this within reach at a current bid of just $15,000.

Running on Land Rover’s 3.5-liter V8, this truck has racked up just 105,000 miles between the United Kingdom and Florida where it is currently located. The advertisement states that it starts right up every time and is completely dependable, which for a Land Rover may be a relative thing. Although it appears to be in pretty good shape, a few blemishes are to be expected with a 28-year-old truck. The paint was redone in the UK in the original white color, but apparently isn’t in great shape per the listing. By the look of the pictures however, the interior looks to be well cared for and remains in good condition. In today’s market, affordable 110’s like this are rare and usually go quick. Don’t miss your chance to check it out before someone snaps up this great truck.

See it on Ebay Motors here:




Here’s a look at what the seller has to say:

1985 Land Rover Defender 110 5 door V8. This car will be shipped from Florida to your doorstep in the lower 48 states Free of Charge. This is a genuine 1985 Land Rover 110 V8 legally imported and titled here in Florida. The Florida Title is Pictured. The Vin # SALLDHMV1BA221998. I imported this Land Rover, and I am the only U.S. owner. Details: 1985 Land Rover 110. Right hand Drive. Very Straight body finished in its original color. Paint isn’t great, UK Respray but it’s a solid 110. Original chassis is in good condition. Interior is in good condition. This vehicle can be driven anywhere and is completely dependable. It starts right up every time and is just a blast to drive. It’s a 27 year old truck that definitely shows its age, and runs great. Whoever buys this will have a great truck with a little bit of work. Great buy for a 110. 105,771 Miles

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Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Senior Editor while living full-time on the road.