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General Information

Year
1995
Make
Land Rover
Model
Defender 110 station wagon
Color
White
Packages
Expedition prepared
History
Originally a twelve seat truck built by LR Special Vehicles in January 1995, and sent immediately to Nepal with the British Army, where it was worked hard by the Ghurkas in service with the Military Police. In 2006 it was retired from service with the Army and re-imported to the UK by a private individual who lived in Yorkshire - hence the Yorkshire registration plate. It was kept in light use for a year before being acquired by Huddersfield Land Rover. The vehicle was one of many owned by the company, who trade in used Landrovers and parts.
In early 2008, the truck was put up for sale on E-bay, and I placed the winning bid. Later in 2008, we took the truck to the Peterborough Land Rover show, and did some very wet off road driving. A dumb move later in the day when the engine seriously overheated resulted in a cracked block. The truck sat outside my house for a year, before being given a new Turner engine, and a gearbox and transfer box from Ashcroft - both new too. Six months of hard labour then transformed him into the expedition vehicle you see here.
1995 Land Rover Defender 110 station wagon (White)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Standard, but neat and tidy
Interior
Center Safety Devices Rollcage; Mobile Storage Systems high security cubby box; Second row seats removed and replaced with custom stowage platform, with 110 litre fresh water tank under; 12v Pumped water system filtered to 0.5 micron through tap on inside of rear door; Inverter, Power distribution panel, Eberspacher supplimentary heater, HD Compressor, Waste bin, and Jerry can tie-downs fitted in second row footwell; Rear loadbay seats removed and custom bulkhead system built in dividing rear into three compartments (two accessed from locker doors); 12v fluorescent interior lighting in cab and side lockers; 100 litre diesel tank mounted between wheel arches at front of loadbay with pumped fuel transfer to main tank; 2x 12v power sockets in load area; Chequer plated interior of rear door with fold down work surface and stowage netting; Bottle opener, axe stowage, and fire extinuisher on rear door; Air-con removed and dash remodelled with custom airbox, Raptor dash console and instrument binnacle; Oil pressure and temperature gauges, switchgear, battery monitoring and pen clips on console; Handbrake moved to top of seatbox (Range Rover fitment); Maplight; Garmin 152 GPS with external antenna; Sound deadening mats; Twin batteries with isolation, auto charge management and dash monitoring.
Exterior
Front Safety Devices Rollcage; Mantec air intake; Goodwinch bumper and TDS 9.5i winch; Chequerplate to wingtops and bonnet; Halogen headlamps; Front lamp guards ; bush wires; 4 x Roolights; Rock/ treesliders; side facing floodlights; Twin rear worklights; High Lift jack and mounts; Hinged rear wheel carrier; Customised Brownchurch roofrack; Aluminium roof box; rack mounted spare tyre stowage; Howling Moon 1.4m Tourer rooftent and annexe; 2.5m Howling moon awning with full side walls and mosquito net; Rear side windows replaced with locker doors; 3x 12v power outlets; Twin forged jate rings on rear; twin bow shackles on front; Raised breathers - tank, axles, transfer box and timing case.
Audio
Conversation!
Suspension
HD coil springs, with additional '130' helper spring on rear; Twin rear shocks (standard HD Land Rover / Cellular Dynamics dependent on availability), Single standard HD Landrover front shocks; Polybush polyurethane bushes (blue) all round.
Wheel and Tire
5x 16" aftermarket Modular steel wheels; 6x 285/75 x 16 General Grabber AT2.

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