For Sale: 1981 Land Rover Defender in Cadillac, Michigan

Vehicle Description

Unrestored 1981 Land Rover long-wheelbase, a rare STAGE 1 model, transitional between the 109 and 110s. A scarce Land Rover in Europe, even rarer in here. Reported less than 100 existing in the US. Solid, AZ rust-free Long wheelbase model in the uncommon 3dr Panel configuration. Runs and drives well for a vintage Land Lover. The iconic and ultra-classic Landie we all grew up with. Unexpected expenses from wife's pregnancy force reluctant sale. 130,000 odometer miles in MPH. Odometer replaced in 2009 with a MPH unit by Sun City Autoworks in AZ. Stored at Ft Huachuca in Sierra Vista for the last few years. This is a 1981 model, sold new in 1981, but logged in the US upon entry as a 1980. Owner has recently performed the following to bring it up to daily driving: BRAND-NEW Firestone tires - Oil change with SHELL Rotella T5 15W40 - Differentials flush, drain and refill - Manual Transmission drain and refill - Cooling system flush and refill - New overflow tank cap - New Brake master cylinder - Turned rear drums - New front brakes - New air filters - New BAP ignition coil - New STANDARD spark plug wires - New BRITPART cap and rotor - New Spark plugs - New LR floor rubber mat - New EXMOOR floor matting - New front and rear lenses -New HELLA 550 auxiliaries - Twin New HELLA 500 fog lights - NEW spare tire ( on hood) - NEW battery - Fuel tank boiled out and recoated - Fuel lines pressure cleaned - New fuel filter - Carburetors overhauled Stock 3.5L V8 engine runs well, with no noises or overheating issues of any kind. Stock dual carburetors with custom K&N air filters. Manual transmission shifts well into all gears. Transfer cases engage and disengage easily from the front lever below the driver's seat; NO nonsense of having to get out in the cold or rain to lock hubs! Replaced water pump, radiator and some other ancillary items. RUST FREE chassis, floorboards, door sills, wheel wells, fenders, doors, trunk floor, tailgate and rear door. Driver's door has corrosion.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1306079
  • Price:$27,895
  • Location:Cadillac, Michigan
  • Year:1981
  • Make:Land Rover
  • Model:Defender
  • Exterior Color:Blue
  • Interior Color:Gray/Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:130000
  • Stock Number:246128
  • VIN:AAH22631