Snow – Land Rover Defender 110 – 1990

Note:  The Defender was recently adopted and is currently going through a complete restoration process in our Minneapolis shop.  We may have similar base vehicles available in the near future.  Feel free to reach out and inquire if this is something that fits your needs.


The Vehicle Features

Make & Model: Land Rover Defender 110
Condition: Used
Year: 1990
Engine: 2.5Td (Upgrading to 200/300Tdi)
Mileage: NA
Transmission: 5-speed Manual
Fuel type: Diesel
Paint: White
Vehicle Title: Clean and Clear MN title
Location: Minneapolis, MN


We’ve had this truck around the shop for a couple years. It was (and still is) a 2.5TD that ran super smooth until a turbo seal started to go out.  We parked it and were contemplating on what to do with the project – fix the Turbo or swap the motor.  We continued to push it around a bit until it ended up just sitting at my buddy’s shop down the road from us.

It’s a great base of a truck that could be easily repaired as the 2.5TD, but would make a much better conversion for a 200Tdi or 300Tdi.  We’ve ordered up a new set of doors, as the ones currently on it have rusted at the bottoms.  We could fix this up for you, or just make a set of doors available for you swap out.

We’re testing out something new for pricing on this project that might be helpful for someone looking for a project:

NOTE:  These prices were from Summer of 2019.

$20,000 – As Is (Project Vehicle)*
$25,000 – 200Tdi Motor Swap (Body Untouched)
$28,000 – 300Tdi Motor Swap (Body Untouched)
$32,000 – 300Tdi Motor Swap – Doors Replaced and Painted White
$38,000 – 300Tdi Motor Swap – Doors Replaced and Body Respray – Interior Refresh

I believe we have a spare 2.5TD available in our workshop that we would throw in as parts to get the turbo and diesel pump running again.


NOTE:  If you are interested in something similar we always have new inventory coming in.  Most of the vehicles we list on the site are adopted within days.  As a result, we encourage those interested in a Defender to drop us a message on the form below, an email at, or submit the inquiry form on this page.  It’s very likely we can find something very similar to this Defender or build one to your specifications.

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What type of body style are you looking for?
When I would like to adopt.
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Bishop+Rook is a Minneapolis-based importer and restorer of classic Land Rover Defenders. We are passionate about film, photography, travel, adventures, and vintage cars. We finally found a way to combine our life’s passion into helping others find their dream car. We restore the vehicles to an adventure-tested stage – not over-restored and not over-priced. We simply want to share our love an passion for these amazing vehicles with like-minded people.

We price our vehicles fairly. Any profit we make is turned back into our creative projects or seeking out our next restoration. Any work we do is to ensure people can enjoy the vehicles right away – we make sure they are adventure ready on day one.

We typically have about a dozen or so Defenders in stock, but for those looking for something truly unique we offer a service to find and import cars with specific requirements.  Drop us a note and let us know what you would like.

We’re sure you have many questions. We try our best to answer anything and everything that comes our way, even if you decide not to do business with us.  We simply love these vehicles.  If you’re just starting your search, we wrote a little piece that may help you sort through the many models, conditions, and prices you may see on the marketplace.  There are a lot of people importing Defenders these days, some really good guys, and a few others that might not have your best interest in mind.

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Contact Us

For more information, feel free to call or text us at +1 612.424.1642 or email us at


Price $20,000 Recently Adopted
Miles n/a
Color White
Registration MN Title