Honest utility- and commercial vehicles of yesteryear always grab my attention. When visiting an event for classic British cars, I thoroughly check out the Land Rovers first, before moving on to the pavement-only type of automobiles. Four of them arrived on the scene.
The oldest was this 1984 Land Rover 110 Station Wagon.
The Land Rover 110 (that’s the wheelbase in inch) was introduced in 1983, it replaced the Land Rover Series III. The shorter Land Rover 90 (its wheelbase was actually 93 inch) arrived a year later.
It’s powered by a 3.9 liter Rover V8, sourced from a Land Rover Discovery.
Next is a 1992 Land Rover Defender 90. The Defender name was added from the 1991 model year onwards.
There’s a 2,495 cc 4-cylinder, direct injected diesel engine with a turbocharger and intercooler under this heavy-duty hood. The power unit is known as the 200 Tdi engine.
The Winchmax winch.
A British gentleman visited the show with his 1998 Land Rover Defender 110 Hard Top.
The blue, 20 years old Landy with its white steel rims and roof was my favorite of the quartet. Form follows function, all the way.
It’s powered by the 300 Tdi engine, an improved and updated version of the 200 Tdi, introduced in 1994. In 1998 the 300 Tdi was superseded by the inline-5 Td5 engine, yet still with 2.5 liter displacement.
The last one, a special treat, this 1994 Land Rover Defender 110 camper.
All set for a rough terrain camping trip.
One of the BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires.
The front differential and suspension.
The rear differential and the adjustable trailer hitch.
So far the Land Rover utility vehicles. The next article will focus on all kinds of other British rolling material.
Related reading, an in-depth Land Rover article by Roger Carr: