Land Rover Defender 110 - 1988 - RHD - 3.5 V8 dual carb - Manual 5 speed

1988 Land Rover Defender

Make: Land Rover
Model: Defender
SubModel: 110
Type: SUV
Year: 1988
Mileage: 157,085
VIN: JTEBU5JR8J5505582
Color: White
Engine: 3.5 V8 Dual Carb
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: AWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Air Conditioning, Power Windows
4-Wheel Drive, CD Player, Sunroof

Description for Land Rover Defender 1988

Land Rover Defender 110 - 1988 - RHD (Right Hand Drive)

White exterior, Black/Gray interior

3.5 V8 dual carbureted 215 gasoline engine

Manual 5 speed transmission

VIN: SALLDHMV7EA325059 - VIN is located on driver’s side front wheel well on car frame as well as in the driver’s side engine compartment.

VIN included in listing is of my 4Runner, NOT OF THIS VEHICLE - eBay limits foreign VINs.

Truck is located in Chandler AZ, 85286 - eBay is not updating my item from a previous address.

This truck has been legally imported and registered in Illinois originally, and is currently registered in Arizona. This is a refurbished truck in excellent mechanical condition with a complete strip out and professional respray. Its drives very nicely and looks like it has been redone very recently.

This truck is in very good original mechanical condition and has had a complete and thorough inspection and service with new oils throughout to both engine, transfer box and differentials. Have also stripped out all the insides, fitted a new headliner, new window and door rubbers and seals throughout, new carpets throughout.

This is the original 3.5 V8 engine and pulls and drives like you would expect with the powerful and quiet V8, the gearbox is a delight to use and is smooth to operate. There is an A/C unit installed as well. The chassis has been well looked after and is in great overall condition and has had a complete chassis paint treatment. Runs smoothly and quietly with no unusual knocks or noises.

The front windshield is in excellent condition. The paint has some slight scratches. Some very minor dings are visible on this vehicle. There is more than 90% tread life left on the tires. The interior is clean and in great condition. The exterior is clean and in great condition. The battery is in good condition. A full size spare is included with this vehicle.

This truck is rust free and runs perfectly. There is no rust on the door bottoms or in the bulkhead as is common in these vehicles.

AZ license plate: CEN1853

Have AZ title, transfered from Illinois ownership January 2017

Emissions approval date: 01/26/17 (good for two years)

Record Number: 00889796

Level II inspection passed - 01/26/17 - 0766545

Comes with all import paperwork and original shipping information

Odometer: 5918 as of April 9, 2018

151,167 original miles prior to replacing the odometer

So, a Total of 157, 085 to my knowledge


  • 4-wheel drive

  • Two bucket seats with center console

  • AC

  • CD/Bluetooth/USB stereo

  • Recently tuned and fixed (see parts list below)

  • Moonroof

  • Power windows

  • Luggage rack and ladder (Rack not shown in pictures)

  • Seat belts for all seating, including back seating

  • Window tinting on all windows except windshield

  • 3 sets of keys for doors and ignition, 2 gas cap keys

  • A few random extra parts (extra interior carpet piece, extra gas cap with key, extra bulb for interior lights, and a few others)

Prior to purchase in January 2017, HHH Heritage LLC our of Chicago performed:

  • Frame on restoration and paint job

  • New all terrain tires with spare

  • All new interior and head liner

  • Installed AC

  • Installed a luggage rack and ladder

  • Installed 4 power windows

  • New door gaskets

  • New seat covers for all seats except driver and passeger

Have Since Replaced the following parts to ensure there are minimal issues going forward:

  • Oil pressure switch and pigtail

  • Water Pump

  • Fuel Filter and pump

  • Serpentine belt

  • Radiator tank

  • Radiator

  • Fan clutch

  • Milled, magnafluxed and cleaned cylinder heads and valve job

  • All new gaskets on heads, intake manifolds, and exhaust

  • New coolant pipe and new head bolts

  • Spark plugs and wires

  • New oil filter, new oil and new coolant

  • Recharged A/C

  • Repaired hole in passengers side exhaust manifold with built y pipe

  • Cleaned out oil pan, replaced gasket

Maintenance Schedule and Updates

Fill with 89 or 91 octane gas for best results

Check carburetors on a weekly basis to ensure fluid is present

Oil change every 2-3k miles - Oil Filter: STP S16

  • Oil and Filter Last Changed at 5900 miles

Known Issues:

  • Very small seal leak of oil from where transmission and engine meet. Known issue in this model. New gasket was put in prior to purchase and is in good shape. Drips a few drops of oil after running engine. There isn't enough oil loss to even notice between oil changes.

  • A few small paint dings from rocks, as well as very minor paint chipping from plastic well guards.

  • Seat material is worn and is in need of replacement for driver and front passenger covers.

  • Hood latch is tricky to close all the way - needs some minor adjustment

  • Interior moonroof gasket is worn and in need of replacement - small leak in very heavy rain while driving.

  • A few minor cuts/scrapes on the dashboard

  • Headliner fit around roof windows is off - minor cosmetic

It will require maintenance. This vehicle has been fully serviced and any outstanding mechanical issues have been addressed prior to delivery. However, by buying this you agree that you "get it". I am not a car dealer, this is a hobby. I do my best to ensure that there are no issues, but these are Land Rovers.

Vehicle is sold as is, where is. Your opportunity to inspect is prior to the sale. Your opportunity to negotiate is prior to the sale. I am happy to assist with shipping. Regardless of when you plan on picking it up, the payment terms are the payment terms.

Appreciate your trust and consideration. Feel free to text me at 612-730-6124 with any questions