Land Rover 110 – Safari Edition – 2.5L Petrol (Preservation Series)

This Land Rover 110 was built in the UK but then shipped to Nigeria, where the owners used her to explore Africa before overlanding back home five years later.  We found her and immediately fell in love.

NOTE:  We are currently working on refurbishing the factory heat/aircon system.  We have the heat nearly working, but aircon will take a bit longer – once we do, that will be reflected in the final price.  Having a unique factory aircon is probably impractical to try to rebuilt, but we wanted to keep this one as original as possible.  Plus, we do silly things like that from time to time.

This is a unique opportunity to own an incredible piece of Land Rover history. Here’s an article written by the orignal owners about their journey home from Nigeria: Project Toto – Relocation with a Difference.  Few the extended listing Project Toto portfolio page.

This Land Rover 110 was originally built in Solihull, England, with a vast amount of extras including tropical cooling, tinted glass all round – with laminated windscreen. Factory fitted power steering, air conditioning, electrical pack, mud flaps, side and rear folding steps, heavy duty export pack, under ride bar, front, and rear lamp guards, extra 9 gallon rear mounted tank and galvanized roof rack with ladder.  These were all factory-selected options – not some after-market bolt-on kit.

After manufacture in 1987, this Land Rover 110 was shipped to Nigeria, where it served the previous owner and his family. In 1992 they drove it overland back to England with the family. He shared with us a huge history file that accompanied the Land Rover, including notes and details of their travels and the meticulous care and maintenance throughout its ownership.

A Stop in Agadez, Niger - December 1991

A Stop in Agadez, Niger – December 1991

Project Toto Preservation Series

We have been documenting our Preservation Series process with Toto – giving you a first-hand behind-the-scenes look at what goes into saving these vintage Land Rovers.  When we come across a candidate like Toto – with a rich history of adventure – we can’t help but follow our natural instinct to try and preserve as much of her originality as possible.

Toto is a factory LHD Land Rover (Pre-Defender) fitted with a 2.5L Petrol. Originally, we thought it might be a great candidate for an LS3 engine swap project we have planned as he hasn’t driven many of the early 2.5L Petrol Land Rovers lately.  While driving it back to Salisbury, England, we found it to be a very pleasant drive – cruising down the motorways at 65-70 MPH without any issues.

Before Gallery:

The Vehicle Features

Make & Model: Land Rover 110
Build Condition: Survivor/Preservation Series
Year: 1987
Engine: 2.5L Petrol
Mileage: 0 Miles
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
Fuel type: Petrol
Paint: White
Vehicle Title: Clean and Clear MN title
Location: Salisbury, England


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Price Adopted/Sold
Miles n/a
Color White
Transmission Manual
Drive Type LHD
Engine 4 cylinder 2.5L Petrol


Year 1987
Make Land Rover
Model Defender 110
Seats 9
Doors 5
Drive Type LHD
Transmission Type Manual
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Economy Highway (mpg) 30
Top Speed (mph) 75-80
Engine Type 2.5L Petrol
Engine Cylinders 4
Country United Kingdom