1988 Land Rover 110 – LS2 Automatic (LHD)


As a complete vehicle, it is eligible for traditional financing, as well.

This Land Rover 110 LS2 Automatic LHD comes to us from one of our Minnesota customers who is now ready to move on to another project.  He’s entrusted us to find the next family to enjoy his beloved Rhona.  We are currently gathering all the historical records and build sheets from this amazing build.


Rust free 1987 German market LHD Defender

Spent its entire life in Kenya with 62K original single owner miles before importing

Original body, paint, frame, and axles

Blueprinted 6.0L LS2 with DOD delete and high lift cams making 500HP and 480FT/LBS of torque

Fully rebuilt 6L80 transmission

Cruise control

Forbyn Bros billet NP205 2/1 transfer case

Chromoly 24 spline heavy duty front axle shafts

ARB front locking differential

Detroit TruTrac rear locking differential

Forbyn Bros rear disc brake conversion

ARB twin motor air compressor

LED headlights and marker lights

LED rear flood light

Devon 4×4 high clearance front bumper

Steel tie rod/track rod guard

Heavy duty stainless steel steering arms

Steel front and rear differential guards

Steel rock sliders

Nakatanenga stainless steel rear swing away tire carrier

Steel NAS puma hood with louvers

Greaseable axle bridge joint with 45 degree operating range

Foundry 4×4 X Deflex rear sway bar with disconnect

Devon 4×4 suspension kit with King remote reservoir shocks

OME heavy duty coils

Britpart heavy duty radius arms

Completely poly-bushed chassis and suspension

Wireless Warn 8000lb Evo winch

Kahn 18×8 wheels and spare

33” Nitto Ridge Grappler tires

Custom union jack aluminum grille

Dual battery Gel battery setup with isolator

AIM Power distribution block with 10 switch dash console

AIM full color digital dash cluster

Exmoor black billet exterior door hinges

Black billet interior handles, latches, and lock posts

Billet side mirror arms

Genuine Land Rover Air conditioning unit

Heated Exmoor front seats with side bolsters and adjustable lumbar

Heated side mirrors

Distressed brown leather diamond stitched seats

Extended seat sliders on front seats

Modified rear wheel tubs for extra leg room in second row

New custom brown interior carpets and black headliner

Custom front and rear center console

Custom red seat belts and Tartan door accents

Frontrunner locking drawer unit in the cargo area

Bluetooth stereo system




We dig up some footage from an offroad adventure day with this Defender in Gilbert, MN.



Each build begins with a donor vehicle sourced and supplied by Bishop+Rook to fit the needs of each commissioned build based on customer requirements – ensuring eligibility for import into the American market and a suitable level of quality as a base vehicle for restoration. On occasion, we also welcome the opportunity to preserve and restore our customer’s own classic Land Rover as part of the same refurbishment and enhancement process.


We offer each individual the opportunity to collaboratively put their stamp on a Land Rover build – from color and style to accessories and performance features. We aim to build a one-of-a-kind Defender that is not only reliable, but even more capable, stylish, and versatile than the day it was born. We provide a fully bespoke build process, in the spirit of 17th-century tailors of Savile road, where we mold your donor vehicle into a Defender to fit your needs, budget, lifestyle, and taste.


We believe in friendship and a true partnership with every client who puts their trust and faith in our hands. With a base of operations in the heart of the Midwest and a flourishing workshop in the English countryside, hard work comes with the territory. We believe in transparency and integrity – preserving the Bishop+Rook reputation by building good, honest, Defenders.


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.



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 to respect to the adventures that came before, while planning adventures yet to be explored.

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



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 and 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 mike@bishoprook.com

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Price $119,000 LS Swapped Automatic
Miles n/a