1986 Land Rover Defender, Frame Off Restoration, New Crate LS3 Motor

  • Location: Mount Juliet, Tennessee, United States
  • Make: Land Rover
  • Model: Defender
  • Trim: Defender
  • Year: 1980
  • Mileage: 1,800
  • VIN: SALLDHMV8BA253090
  • Color: Gray
  • Engine size: LS3 Crate
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Leather Seats

1980 Land Rover Defender Defender description

We took this Defender in on trade several months ago, here is what I know about it.
It came over in 2015, I have all import documentation and clean title, etc, everything was done correctly. The previous owner spent a lot of time specifically finding a rust free example overseas to rebuild because he wanted to keep original frame. It came over and he had a full frame off restore done in Florida.
Frame Off Restoration:New Ferrari Grey Paint all over. (Looks great, great work and great color)-New OEM Puma Hood-Custom Exmoor High Back Seats all the way through-Buckets in first 2 rows with custom consoles and 3rd row forward facing seats. All custom with diamond stitching looks great-First 2 rows heated seats-Full black carpet kit-SVX Special Edition Carpet Set Front-Full Soundproofing-Custom double stitched Alcantara Headliner-New custom OEM doorcards-Custom Double stitched leather top and bottom of dash-All new OEM door parts and doors-New Momo Steering Wheel-Twister Performance wheels and new BFG All Terrain Tires- Twister Performance Brakes with Wildwood Brake Booster- NAS Rear Step- Air Conditioning- Power Steering- Side Steps- Full LED Light Kit Outside and Inside- Stainless Steel Steering Guard- Twister Front Grille, vents, etc- Power windows front and rear

The previous owner received the truck back but wasn't happy with on road performance so it was sent to a performance shop and was taken down again to drop in a new LS3 crate engine. He also made some other upgrades.
Complete April 2017- New 6.2L LS3 Crate Engine- MSD Atomic EFI- Programable Fuel Management- Holly Performance Oil Pans- Aeromotive Phantom 200 PerformanceFuel System- LS3 Performance Tight Fit Headers- Custom Twisted Performance Radiator- Custom Aluminum Coolant and Overflow Tanks- Heavy duty fuel and brake lines- Custom build chevy automatic 4L80E super duty performance tranny- rated up to 750/700 by Monster Transmission- MSD Atomic LS Transmission and Engine Harness and Controller makes everything fully programmable- Billet aluminum door handle and hood hinges- Extended wheel arches- Custom Front bumper with LED lights- LED JW Speaker Headlights w KBX Surrounds- LED Full Light Kit- Custom built Magnaflow exhaust- Custom Terrafirma Suspension with Bilstein Steering Damper and Sport Springs- Fully custom and built Heavy duty axles- PCS Auto Shifter with On Demand Shifting- Push Button Start- Full Bluetooth JBL Audio System controlled by phone or built in Ipad that leaves dash fully open and vents fully functional- Bazooka Sub removable for storage if needed
I have full documentation on import, titling etc. Also have full documentation and receipts on the build. Well over $200k invested. We received the truck with 300 miles I have since put 1500 miles on the truck and its an amazing truck. It really is one of the best ones out there in the country. I work for a dealer and we deal with a lot of these and I have also owned several personally. I have basically treated this like my personal truck the last 6 months and driven it daily. Only reason I am selling is to release some funds for another project. Its a great driver and I'll really miss it. It cranks right up any time and can go anywhere with zero issues.
On the road its a perfect driver. Its powerful and quick but also is a great highway cruiser and well insulated to heat and cool quickly and also carry on conversation or listen to music, take phone calls etc. I love the full bluetooth stereo setup. You can run off your phone or hide away ipad setup and still have full use of dash and front vents. The ride and drive is great, its smooth and it handle turns, and bumps etc and is easy to drive. The drivability of it is my favorite part its amazing to drive. Load up the family or friends, press start and go anywhere and with anything.
Inside no detail was missed the interior was done really nice and trimmed out really well. The carpet is very cleanly detailed and all the edges and window surrounds etc that are usually hard and plastic are all wrapped in leather or seude, it looks and feels great, headliner is awesome.
Everyone wants $200-$250k for these full LS3 Conversions like this one this truck will be sold much cheaper than that. Its going to be a great bargain for someone and a great driver for a long time to come. The entire truck is new and everything was done correct and right with no skimping to save money. Im sure I missed plenty any questions let me know Im a Defender enthusiast and always prefer to see these go to a good home. My email is Cunningham1143@gmail.com. I list for a week or ebay then run at dealer only auction. We do own a shipping company and can help with shipping I have sold and shipped several to happy owners. Thanks.
(I have been driving truck daily so miles will increase slightly and its slightly dirty/dusty in pictures because its below freezing here so couldn't properly clean it. I will have it detailed and perfect before delivery)

On Jan-01-18 at 11:22:51 PST, seller added the following information:

***Forgot to say anything about it but the truck has no rust anywhere. Frame is in great shape, bulkhead is great. All doors are new so no issues there. All footwells etc where you usually see issues are good. All the hardware etc its all good.

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