Sandy – Land Rover Defender 110 – 1992
NOTE: Sandy is no longer available. We lifted the body off the chassis and discovered a bit more rust than the project we were going to use her for required. It is patch-able, but we would recommend a chassis swap. The body is currently removed from the vehicle and is in partial restoration. If you’re still interested in Sandy as a project, feel free to reach out and ask us. Let us know you’re aware of the current condition.
The Vehicle Features
Make & Model: Land Rover Defender 110
Transmission: 5-speed Manual
Fuel type: Diesel
Vehicle Title: Clean and Clear MN title
Location: Minneapolis, MN
This was one of the first trucks we imported a couple years ago when we moved to our new shop. Unfortunately, she had paint issues and once we had her sand blasted it was clear that we needed to either re-skin all the doors or put new ones on. We threw a cover over her and she got stuck in the back of the shop. After having sat for 7 months (or more), we hooked up the battery and she started on the first click.
The motor had been rebuilt around 50k miles ago and it runs amazingly strong. If it hadn’t been for the bad paint job she would have been gone a long time ago. Given it’s winter coming up, we’re offering her as a project truck to someone looking for something to do over the winter. Or loss is your gain.
NOTE: This Defender has already been sand blasted and that’s where she stands now. The bulkhead has some rust issues that will need to be sorted. We have metal panels for this area, but could also source a new bulkhead for you.
We’re testing out something new for pricing on this project that might be helpful for someone looking for a project:
$22,000 – As Is (Project Vehicle)*
$25,000 – Doors Swapped
$32,000 – Doors Swapped – Body Re-Sprayed
$35,000 – Doors Swapped – Body Re-Sprayed – Interior Refreshed
$38,000 – Doors Swapped – Body Re-Sprayed – Interior Refreshed – Full Service (brakes, cooling, hydraulics, etc).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
INTRO TO BISHOP+ROOK
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.
Read our Guide: The Unicorn Hunt
For more information, feel free to call or text us at +1 612.424.1642 or email us at email@example.com
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