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1984 Land Rover 110 Country Wagon to sell at auction

A rare and fully restored to original, 1984 Land Rover 110 Country Wagon will go under the hammer next month and is expected to fetch $43,000-plus.

THE DEFENDER, AS WE KNOW IT, well, sort of, came into being in 1983 with the launch of the 90 and 110 models, and this, the most desirable of that breed, the 110 V8 Country Wagon was first registered on January 1, 1984. This variant featured 12 seats and the same 3.5-litre V8 and gearbox the Range Rover ran, it was copped an improved interior and exterior stripes to set it apart from its siblings.

Land Rover Defender Country Wagon

The fully-restored model you’re looking at here will go under the hammer by Classic Car Auctions (CCA) at CarFest South, in the UK on August 29th. It’s expected to fetch up to $43,000, but it’s likely to sell for more.

This 1984 model features the rare sliding windows, flush door handles and the ultra-rare seat-box mounted high and low range gear selector lever. Just a handful to this specification are believed to have left the Lode Lane factory and it is possible that this 110 was a pre-production or even a press car.

Commenting on this amazing car, Guy Lees- Milne, general manager, Classic Car Auctions, said: “Given the uniqueness of this incredible Land Rover, coupled to the fact that 2015 heralds the final production run of this British icon, it has to be a shrewd investment. There really is no other like it.”

According to Classic Car Auctions, this Land Rover has been “Subject to a long and painstaking restoration over a ten year period by a revered classic body shop specialist, who had the desire to create one of the finest driving 110 Station Wagons in the world, this unique example combines originality with performance enhancements. Sitting on a galvanised Richards chassis and featuring a new Rover V8 3.5 supplied by Dunsfold Land Rover, all mechanical parts have been either replaced or fully overhauled.

Land Rover 110 Country Wagon

“The bodywork has been painted to an exceptional standard in Rolls-Royce Nutmeg Brown to reflect the restorer’s desire for perfection with the rare and correct, new old stock ‘County stripes’ applied exactly as when new. The seats have been re-trimmed in the now almost impossible to source and period Land Rover cloth whilst the original headlining has been retained. Such is the care that this car has enjoyed it has only covered 100 miles since its restoration.”

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8 years ago

hmm “the restorer’s desire for perfection”? He doesn’t seem to have taken much effort to get it right! All that chequer plate normally suggests something nasty is lurking underneath. And a grill from a Defender? It’s a botch IMHO …

Isaac Bober

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