Overland Classifieds :: Brooklyn Coachworks Land Rover Defender 110 HCPU 1-ton

Land Rover customization firm Brooklyn Coachworks knows Rovers. After all, they’ve been creating custom-built Land Rovers for over 20 years, and this Defender 110 HCPU 1-ton is no exception. The vision: pay homage to the Series 109 1-ton—the extraordinarily rare, heavy-duty version of the Series 109.

The addition of a new crate Cummins R2.8 turbo-diesel motor mated with a Tremec TR-4050 transmission, a PTO Superwinch H14, ARB air lockers, and heavy-duty axle shafts brings the nostalgia-inducing classic Land Rover rumbling into the future. In addition, a set of chunky 38-inch Michelin XZL 11.00R16 tires transforms the look of the truck entirely.

Whether it’s attracting hundreds of likes and fire emojis on Instagram or gaining the attention of those on the streets of Brooklyn, there is no doubt this build is a real head-turner. Currently on the market, this Defender is seeking an equally unique owner.

From Daniel:

“We wanted to build a Defender that Land Rover would have offered if they kept the 1-ton model going. First, we needed to fit genuine Salisbury 1-ton front and rear axles with ARB air lockers and heavy-duty axle shafts and CVs. The original Series 109 1-ton came with special deep-dish 16-inch steel wheels fitted with 9.00R16 (36-inch) tires. We sourced the same Series 109 1-ton deep-dish 569203 wheels and fitted slightly larger Michelin XZL 11.00R16 (38-inch) tires. If we were going to pay homage to the most heavy-duty Land Rover, we needed to properly build the largest, most heavy-duty Defender.

To fit the massive tires, we needed to lift the Defender four inches and fit custom castor corrected radius arms and trailing arms. Front and rear double cardan driveshafts, Fox Racing shocks, and custom heavy-duty drag and steering rods [were also added].

Since the Series 109 1-ton was more or less used as a dedicated work truck, we needed to fit a winch that would withstand constant ongoing load use. The power takeoff Superwinch H14 worm-driven winch is up to that task with a rated pulling power over 14,000 pounds.

The Defender 110 comes with air conditioning, heated seats, Bluetooth stereo USB ports, and in-cab storage for some modern creature comforts.”


Cummins R2.8 turbo-diesel engine
Tremec five-speed manual transmission
Salisbury front and rear axles
4-inch lift suspension
Fox 2.0 racing shocks
Superwinch H14
Series 109 1-ton 569203 wheels
Michelin XZL 11.00R16 38-inch tires

Listed for $210,000, this Land Rover Defender 110 HCPU 1-ton is currently located in Brooklyn, New York. Check out the full classified ad or contact Daniel with questions/offers at sales@brooklyncoachworks.com.

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Ashley Giordano completed a 48,800-kilometer overland journey from Canada to Argentina with her husband, Richard, in their well-loved but antiquated Toyota pickup. On the zig-zag route south, she hiked craggy peaks in the Andes, discovered diverse cultures in 15 different countries, and filled her tummy with spicy ceviche, Baja fish tacos, and Argentinian Malbec. As Senior Editor at Overland Journal, you can usually find Ashley buried in a pile of travel books, poring over maps, or writing about the unsung women of overlanding history. @desktoglory_ash