Defender 110 - Where/What to Buy?
So I'm currently in the market for a 110, but I've been somewhat stymied by all the different ways to get one, and am struggling with what's "best".
Obviously an ECR 110 is great, but a bit pricy (~$160k) - they apparently use a late model D110 for their build out.
I've also seen a couple of companies (Himalaya4x4.com,globallandrovers.com) that seem to take older rovers (that can be imported) and then rebuild them to "newer" specifications. These are "like new" cars, but are less than the ECR cost for a "like new" (I'm aware that's not an apples to apples comparison.)
These alternatives (and the many 80's land rovers that are for sale by private parties and dealers) seem to be good deals - better than a NAS 110. They also often have diesel engines already (something I'd like), some have galvanized frames, etc. So what's the big disadvantage to them over the 1993 model? Is there a reason that I should consider/choose a '93 over an older, rebuilt model - aside from the "pedigree" factor? I'd likely put a NAS style roll cage onto whatever I bought (if it didn't already have one..)