Land Rover Defender 110 – 300Tdi 5-Speed Manual

This Land Rover Defender 110 was recently adopted (sold), but we frequently have similar projects coming to the workshop.  While most of our projects are custom builds, we do come across great survivors like this who just need a bit of refresh before they are ready for another life of adventure.  Reach out via the form below if you’re interested in learning more.


This Land Rover Defender 110 recently underwent a complete mechanical restoration – including engine refresh, gearbox refurbishment, chassis preservation, and overall major service.

This is one of those unicorn Defenders that are mechanically solid, great chassis (we replaced the entire back half of the chassis to make sure it was solid), clean interior, and rips down the highway.  Cosmetically she is very good looking, but not a show truck.  She had been re-resprayed in Ford Gunmetal Grey, but it wasn’t a perfect job.

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A few items to note:

New Wheels and Tyres (x5)
New NAS Style Rear Bumper
New Rear Ladders
New Fuel Tank and Sender Unit
New Fuel Lifter Pump
New Timing Belt
New Water Pump
New Head Gasket
New Starter
New Alternator
Tuned Injection Pump
New Radiator
New Intercooler
New Front Discs
New From Brake Calipers
New Rear Discs
New Rear Calipers
Front Bearings
Rear Bearings
New Shocks
New Springs
New Bushings
Replacement Half Chassis
Underseal Coating to Protect

The interior is a very clean original Neptune Fabric, including the rare centre seat in the front.

The exterior features:

New Door Seals (x5)
New Outer Window Seals
New Inner Window Seals
New Front Mud Flaps
New Rear Mud Flaps
Front Wing Checker Plate Protection
Lower Sill Checker Plate Protection
Rear Tub Checker Plate Protection
New Door Handles
New Door Locks
Front A Bar
Front A Bar LED Lights

If you’re interested in this project something similar, feel free to reach out and connect with us.

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Title: Minnesota
Transmission: Manual 5-Speed
Driver Side: Right Hand Drive (RHD)

Engine: 2.5L 300Tdi
Doors: 2-Doors
Miles: N/A
Color: Grey
Style: Off-road
Seats: 2 Front, 3 Second Row

Starting The Process

For those of you just starting your research on Defenders, there are a few areas you will want to learn about (maintenance, driving experience, and budget).  For the last part – budget – we’ve recently launched a “Defender Budget Pricing Calculator” to help folks understand the different levels of pricing you should expect to see on the market.


A Defender for Everyone

Whether you’re looking for a unique low-mileage Defender survivor or a complete nut-and-bolt bespoke restoration, we want to be the team that provides you with your dream vehicle. When other companies focus on cheap mechanical nightmares, or Defenders costing the same price as a house, we focus instead on – Defenders for the regular person. All of our Defenders undergo an extensive mechanical refresh to ensure years of reliable adventures.  From there, you can decide how much further you want to go with a restoration.

Maintaining the charm and character of a vintage Land Rover Defender pays respect the adventures that came before, while planning adventures yet to to be explored.

Restore only what’s needed. Refresh the rest for peace of mind.

About 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

Contact Us

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

Let us know what you're interested in so we can gather the right information for you.
Where would you be comfortable with your budget range?
What type of body style are you looking for?
When I would like to adopt.
If you would like us to give you a call.
Let us know how you would like to reach out to you.


Price $45,000 Adopted/Sold
Miles n/a
Color Grey
Registration Clear MN TItle