1989 Land Rover Defender 110 – “Ambulance”


16,725 original miles on a working English ambulance.  Runs and drives beautifully.  Adopted from the Stratford upon Avon Ambulance association that needed to upgrade to meet modern regulations for safety vehicles.  Leave her as she is or convert to an amazing expedition camper.

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For those not familiar with Stratford-upon-Avon, it is a medieval market town in England’s West Midlands, is the 16th-century birthplace of William Shakespeare. Possibly the most famous writer in the English language, Shakespeare is known for his sonnets and plays such as ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Hamlet’. The Royal Shakespeare Company performs his plays in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and adjacent Swan Theatre on the banks of the River Avon.

That makes this Landy, one of the most cultured 110’s on the market. Maybe.  But realistically, she’s probably the most original working 110 you will ever find.

We imported her with the intent of converting her to an expedition camper, but have fallen in love with her original ambulance condition and can’t bring it upon ourselves to change her. We have had several suggestions on what to make her into:

1. Expedition Camper
2. Food Truck
3. Repair Vehicle for Bikes
4. Support Vehicle for Events
5. Roaming Bar
6. Actual Ambulance
7. Your Ideas?

We would be happy to carry out any upgrades or builds you had in mind.

The Vehicle Features

Make & Model: Land Rover (Defender) 110
Condition: Used
Year: 1989
Engine: 3.5L Rover V8
Mileage: 15,725 Original Miles
Transmission: 5-speed Manual
Fuel type: Petrol
Paint: White with Decals
Vehicle Title: Clean and Clear MN title
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Features: She’s an ambulance!

Rover 3.5L V8 – Dual Carbs
2 Door Ambulance
3 Front Seats
Good Tires/Wheels
Front Disc Brakes
Clean Interior and Headliner (original)
Solid Door Bottoms
Tidy Door Panels
Perfect Chassis
Solid Bulkhead
Complete VIN available for bidders:

We’ve done a recent tune up, including new coil, distributor, fuel filters, oil change, and overall maintenance.  She was in service right until the day she set sail to America.  What a champ.

Minor Issues:

Headliner sags ever so slightly
There is a spot in the rubber floor mat from the ambulance driver sitting there waiting for action (kept for character)
Minor spidering on some of the tinted rear glass (does not impact visibility)

NOTE: This vehicle was recently adopted. 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 an email at info@bishoprook.com 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.


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


Price $0 15,250 Original Miles
Miles 15,236 mi
Color White
Registration Clear MN TItle