Shown here is a Defender 110 Soft Top 3 Door with a traditional look, tasteful modifications, and performance upgrades. We gave this Defender the code name, Blanc Noir (French for Black White but hey we thought it was better than Salt N Peppa). The Defender was sold new to mainland Europe and was recently located by Car Cave in the Uzes, France in the custody of a Monsieur Grijseels. Uzes is located in the Occitanie region of southern France known for dry climate being located regionally to both Italy and Spain. We could easily recognize upon inspection this Defender lived its life in the dry French southern climate and was well taken care of throughout its life. Car Cave did a multi-point inspection and mechanical review of this Defender upon arrival. We can customize this Defender for it’s new owner including a front center seat or center console.
The 1988 Defender 110 V8 is a rare left hand drive with the factory built 3.5L Rover V8 that has been performance modified with a Edelbrock Performer Intake, Edelbrock 500CFM, headers, and stainless steel exhaust. Shown in the in a well done recent exterior repaint in white, new black interior throughout, color matching wheel flares, and nicely contrasting accents all around. An aggressive set of 34×10.50×16 Super Swamper TSL tires wrapped around a freshly powder coated set of factory 16” steel wheels. A full-size matching spare is mounted on the bonnet to keep your rubber on the ground and moving down the road in the instance of a blowout. The factory V8 engine runs extremely well with a deep subtle growl of a V8. A LT77 5-Speed manual transmission shifts correctly through the gears smooth and precisely. The upholstery flows well with the overall minimalized white on black aesthetics of this build. Simple yet elegant is a great way to describe the choices we made when putting this Defender together. A few tasteful upgrades have been added to this Defender but overall stays very original to its heritage. Upgrades include LED lighting, new black vinyl interior, galvanized cappings, vented headlamp finishers, HD steering rods, and a front skid plate. The factory options are pretty typical for a Defender of the era including a rear step, windshield wipers, blinkers, power steering, and power brakes.
Car Cave performed an extensive amount of work to this Defender while in our possession. Recent maintenance, new parts, and work performed includes Edelbrock Intake, Edelbrock Carb, Headers, Fuel Filter, Custom Headers, stainless steel exhaust, installation of the Safety Devices roll cage, Exmoor Trim Soft Top, Exmoor Trim front hood sticks, rear jump seats, tachometer, shocks, steering stabilizer, HD track rods, oil pressure actuator, brake lamp switch, oil change, and fluid service.
No other 4×4 vehicle has the pedigree and a track record like Land Rover. Not only was it one of the first, it remains the world’s pre-eminent on and off-road vehicle, exhilarating to drive, highly reliable, and easy to maintain. The Defender 110 features the high horse power 3.5L Rover V8 mated to the bulletproof 5 Speed Manual LT77 Transmission. It provides high performance on-road with the capability to tackle the worst off-road conditions, in nearly every driving environment in the world.
Original Factory Build V8
LT77 5 Speed Manual Transmission
LT230 Transfer Box
34×10.50×16 Super Swamper TSL Tires
16” White Powdercoated Steel Wheels
Safety Devices Roll Cage – Heavy Duty Hood Sticks
Exmoor Trim Hood (Soft Top)
Safari Half Doors with Removable Top Glass
Edelbrock Performer Rover 2198 Intake
Edelbrock Performer 500CFM Manual Choke Carb 1404-9091
Stainless Steel Exhaust
Front Skid Plate
Smoke LED Lamp Upgrade
95mm NAS Style Smoked Rear Fog Light
95mm NAS Style Smoked Reverse Light
6 Rear Jump Seats
Vented Headlamp Finishers
HD Track Rods
Britain’s Indestructible Off-Roader
“It’s time for adventure!” Land Rover was born out of Rover’s post-war fear and became the indispensable go-anywhere vehicle. Long regarded as the ultimate go anywhere, do anything utility 4×4, the Land Rover Defender line certainly lives up to its reputation as THE BEST 4×4 BY FAR. Sometimes less is more and all that is needed. The interior is as basic as it comes which gives you the feeling of this vehicle’s true originality with a couple extras.
This Defender 110 is ready to serve as a loyal companion exploring trails, sporting excursions, or simply for casual trips around town. These trucks remain highly collectible and have spawned an entire sub-culture within the classic car world. In our inventory we have many variations of this iconic vehicle. So please explore your adventure side of our collection and of this incredible classic vehicle.
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