Overland Classifieds :: 1993 Land Rover Defender 110 200 Tdi

The Land Rover Defender really needs no introduction and is widely considered the overland platform by which all others are measured (well, except for the Toyota Land Cruiser). Durable motors and drivetrains, simple mechanicals and electrics, excellent capability, and parts available worldwide are just some of the benefits. In addition, the Defender enjoys access to an unparalleled catalog of aftermarket components and accessories that further uprate this platform for the road less traveled. Finally, the 110 (110-inch wheelbase) is big enough for a compact camper interior and can be outfitted with a pop-top roof from the likes of Alu-Cab (there’s even a 130-inch wheelbase model available – see our own Graeme Bell’s Defender for reference). It’s no surprise that this iconic 4WD is a very popular build on our forums with recent examples including this 1993 110 Tdi Hardtop, a 1996 130 Expedition Camper, and a 2012 TD4 with a Globe Camper. Today’s 1993 Defender is a rare opportunity to purchase an almost completely stock example that’s just waiting to be outfitted for adventure. Crucially, it has already undergone a huge mechanical overhaul and the “frame is rust free and so is the body.” The rig is priced at $43,000, which is no small sum of money, but it’s good value for an appreciating classic.

From the Seller:

Up for sale is my 1993 Land Rover Defender 110. It has the 200 Tdi, is left-hand drive, has original paint, LT77 transmission, LT230 transfer case, factory tropical roof with vented wind channels to the inside, and currently shows 181,053 miles. I imported it from the Netherlands in January 2020 and drove it back to [Salt Lake City] from the Baltimore port without a single hiccup. Tons of fun to drive and easy to work on. Clean Utah title in hand.”

1993 Land Rover Defender 110 200 Tdi

The featured Defender 110 200 Tdi is fitted with a 2.5-liter turbo diesel engine that produces a modest 107 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. The motor may not be especially refined or powerful, but it’s durable and easy to work on. Needless to say, on-road performance is not the vehicle’s strong point (although owners claim it’ll cruise on the highway at 65-70 mph), but off-road it’s a very different story. The Defender is legendary for its all-terrain capability thanks to permanent 4WD, 2-speed transfer case, manually locking center differential, and more. Check out Expedition Portal’s video on our YouTube channel comparing the 2020 Defender to the classic Defenderto get a better idea of how the old timer holds up against the latest model.

Distinguishing Features

This Defender is the perfect blank canvas for an expedition build and is largely stock. However, there are a couple of aftermarket upgrades listed below:

  • Old Man Emu heavy-duty springs and shocks
  • Mantec tire carrier

This 1993 Land Rover Defender 110 200 Tdi is listed for $43,000 and is currently located in Pocatello, Idaho. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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No money in the bank, but gas in the tank. Our resident Bikepacking Editor Jack Mac is an exploration photographer and writer living full-time in his 1986 Vanagon Syncro but spends most days at the garage pondering why he didn’t buy a Land Cruiser Troopy. If he’s not watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, he can be found mountaineering for Berghaus, sea kayaking for Prijon, or bikepacking for Surly Bikes. Jack most recently spent two years on various assignments in the Arctic Circle but is now back in the UK preparing for his upcoming expeditions—looking at Land Cruisers. Find him on his website, Instagram, or on Facebook under Bicycle Touring Apocalypse.