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Land Rover Defender 110 Pick-Up – Worth Street, NYC

March 29th, 2010 by Ian

Defenders are pretty common in these parts. Price be damned, their pure, utilitarian form and unadulterated simplicity really does it for New Yorkers. This current generation (2007-present) 110 caught my eye because of its bright red paint and unique pick-up truck configuration. And while the flimsy canvas top does an awful job of actually covering cargo, it does lend a military feel to the truck – as if a group of machine gun-touting mercenaries are going to jump out at any moment.

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  • I see quite a few of them in Portland too but older models, predating the enforcement of more stringent safety standards. Since Defenders do not really satisfy the safety regulations how do they get imported to the US anyway? Is there a Federal importer that does modifications?

  • Great truck. Not a 2007 or newer one though. It is older than that. Tell tale sign is the hood. Hood would have a buldge if it was a 2007 or newer one.

    • Hey barry – I thought the current gen defenders had headlights like the one pictured here. You sure it’s not a 2007 or newer?

  • Emir,
    there are ways around the importation problems. That particular “truck” has changed so little over the years that its possible to import a frame that is older and essentially put a newer body on it, the body type above was never officially imported to the states, we only got the 90 short wheel base 2 door convertible and hard top and 110 long wheel base with 4 doors and enclosed rear.
    have a 90 of my own and its great, have been looking at NAS( North American Spec) d110′s for a while and they are insanely expensive.

  • This Defender 110 pick-up is not a 2007 model. The bonnet (“hood” in USA) is a pre-2006. Around the front headlamps, the 2 black square plastic parts do not have ventilation holes or slots between the turn and position little white lamps. The ventilation holes came with the Td5 model (turbo-diesel, 5 cylindres) present on the worldwide market (except Canada and USA) in the 1999-2006 period (roughly). So, it is a pre-2000 vehicle rebuild with LED lamps, etc,.. More, I do not see very well the rear suspension but it seems the be a old leaf springs suspension type. So, it is older than 1985 and rebuild… From 1985 (roughly), the Defender comes with coil springs on all the wheels. Take a look on specialized websites and forums.

  • vagabond dropping knowledge.

    also

    this is what jesus would drive.

    East Coast Rover Co. are the guys to talk to about. basically everything. http://www.eastcoastrover.com

  • vagabond dropping knowledge.

    also

    this is what jesus would drive.

    also

    East Coast Rover Co. are the guys to talk to about. basically everything. http://www.eastcoastrover.com

  • vagabond dropping knowledge.

    also

    this is what jesus would drive.

    also

    East Coast Rover Co. are the guys to talk to about. basically everything. http://www.eastcoastrover.com

  • lemme post that one more time.

  • The vehicle is a 1983/4/5 vehicle that is at least 25 years old. It has up graded indicator, side and tail lights. The Model Is the predecessor of the Defender called simply the 110, the Body is a ‘HCPU’ or High Capacity Pick Up, This vehicle is RHD (right hand drive) so its obviously a recent import.
    I agree the hood lets it down, if the owner went to the badger coachworks he/she could get a very nice black canvas for it which would improve the look of the vehicle.

  • Hi guys just browsing and came across the pics.STAND BY YOUR BEDS!!!!!
    I own a 84/85 plate hi cap,the one in the pics is a newer one
    early ones have landrover 110 on the top of the grill not defender
    lift up handles on the doors with the galve capping
    no wing side vent
    on one picture you can just see what looks like an english reg plate A88 which over here an A reg makes that an 83/84 model so either lotsof body part swaps or its a stolen newer model with older vin details who knows STAND EASY AND TALLY HO

  • I like it. In Minnesota you could go up north and actually live in it.
    Pretty Cool…

  • Hi this a good truck to own its my empire van. How can one acquire this ?