A 3.5L 1983 Land Rover 110 County Station Wagon V8 manual is going under the hammer through Classic Car Auctions next month and according to the auctioneer it could fetch anywhere between £19,500 – £21,000.
The car has been restored over the course of 10 years, the 110 features 12 seats, the same 3.5 litre engine and gearbox as fitted to the Range Rover.
This unique and bespoke 1983 example was first registered on 01.01.1984 making it one of the earliest built and this is supported by the rare and desirable sliding windows, flush door handles and the ultra-rare seat-box mounted high and low range gear selector lever. Just a handful to this specification are believed to have left the Lode Lane factory and it is possible that this 110 was a pre-production or even a press car.
Sitting on a galvanised Richards chassis with a new bulkhead and featuring a new Rover V8 3.5 supplied by Dunsfold Land Rover, the upgraded car includes an Edelbrock Carb’, Mallory electronic ignition, tubular manifolds, ‘SS’ stainless steel exhaust, an enhanced cooling system with twin Kenlowe fans and a high-torque starter motor.
All mechanical parts have been either replaced or fully overhauled. The bodywork is superb and has been painted to an exceptional standard in Rolls-Royce Nutmeg Brown to reflect the restorers desire for perfection with the rare and correct, new old stock ‘County stripes’ applied exactly as when new.
The seats have been re-trimmed in the now almost impossible to source and period Land Rover cloth whilst the original headlining has been retained.
Recently serviced and MOT’d, the Land Rover is ready to go. The vehicle would lend itself perfectly to towing classic racing or sports cars to events around the UK and Europe or further afield, with potential for USA export given the production year.