AZ RUST FREE 1981 LAND ROVER STAGE 1 130K V8 DEFENDER RARE 109/ 110 TRANSITIONAL

1980 Land Rover Defender STAGE 1

Condition: Used
Make: Land Rover
Model: Defender
SubModel: LONG WHEELBASE
Type: SUV
Trim: STAGE 1
Year: 1980
Mileage: 130000
VIN: SALLECAV1AA132954
Color: Blue
Engine: 3.5L
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: GRAY / BLACK
Drive side: RHD
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: San Mateo, California, United States
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Description for Land Rover Defender 1980

Unrestored 1981 Land Rover long-wheelbase, a rare STAGE 1 model, transitional between the 109 and 110s. A scarce Land Rover in Europe, even rarer in here. Reported less than 100 existing in the US.

Solid, AZ rust-free Long wheelbase model in the uncommon 3dr Panel configuration. Runs and drives well for a vintage Land Lover.

The iconic andultra-classic Landie we all grew up with. Unexpected expenses from wife's pregnancy force reluctant sale. VIN# SALLECAV1AA132954


130K odometer miles in MPH. Odometer replaced in 2009 with a MPH unit by Sun City Autoworks in AZ. Stored at Ft Huachuca in Sierra Vista for the last few years. This is a 1981 model, sold new in 1981, but logged in the US upon entry as a 1980.
I had planned to do a mild restoration, but unfortunately family priorities have changed.I have recently performed the following to bring it up to daily driving:* BRAND-NEW Firestone tires* Oil change with SHELL Rotella T5 15W40* Differentials flush, drain and refill* Manual Transmission drain and refill* Cooling system flush and refill* New overflow tank cap* New Brake master cylinder* Turned rear drums* New front brakes* New air filters* New BAP ignition coil* New STANDARD spark plug wires* New BRITPART cap and rotor* New Spark plugs* New LR floor rubber mats* New EXMOOR floor matting* New front and rear lenses* New HELLA 550 auxiliaries* Twin New HELLA 500 foglights* NEW spare tire ( on hood)* NEW battery

Stock 3.5L V8 engine runs well, with no noises or overheating issues of any kind. Stock dual carburetors with custom K&N air filters. Manual transmission shifts well into all gears. Transfer cases engage and disengage easily from the front lever below the driver's seat; NO nonsense of having to get out in the cold or rain to lock hubs! Replaced water pump, radiator and some other ancillary items.
RUST FREE chassis, floorboards, door sills, wheelwells, fenders, doors, trunk floor, tailgate and rear door. Driver's door has corrosion on the bottom inside area, as it is common in all of them.
Originally Yellow, refinished in factory blue many years ago. Body is very solid, and it has a dent on the right front fender ( I rubbed a boulder going in a very narrow pass on Gila national forest years ago).


Interior is fairly spartan as most of these are. Both stock front seats are in good shape without holes or tears.Note: the passenger set was changed before me, and I just never put the stock seat back on. I still have it.

This rare, super-classic Land Rover would make an excellent base for a concours restoration, a terrific overlander or just drive it as it is. Gets tons of looks and turns heads even from $120K Range Rover drivers! Priced modestly way below market to sell.

I will be glad to assist coordinating shipping of this Land Rover anywhere nationwide or overseas, at the most economical shipping rate available. Please keep in mind, I do not control transporter pick-up or delivery times; that is pending weather conditions and shipping/ trucking delivery schedules.

I will do everything I can on my end to ensure and expedite delivery at the most financially sensible rate on the market.


Should you be the winning bidder, I would like to receive payment within THREE business days, please. Payment can be made via cashier's check or certified funds.

Personal, business or annuity checks may be utilized, but must clear funds first, prior to any transportation arrangements being made. Finally, A bank wire transfer to our local CHASE bank branch is also an alternative, as allows for a more expeditious transaction.

Upon receipt of payment, the AZ title and Bill of sale will be sent to the buyer via USPS Priority mail.


If you have questions or would like to discuss other payment arrangements be sure to contact me prior to placing a bid.



Unlike the vast majority of sellers who advertise what they do not know ( let alone some sketchy car dealer!), I am a lifelong Land Rover enthusiast and still own five others ( a 2010 Supercharged, a 1996 Discovery I, two Range Rover Classic SWBs, and a 1966 109).

I have owned Land Rovers my whole life, various models and vintages, and know all their quirks well.


My reputation and feedback speak for themselves.Why buy from a source of questionable or minimal feedback ( usually it's for a reason), some shady car dealer type that knows nothing about these cars, or some equally questionable seller overseas ?


This Landy is home in sunny California, awaiting love and restoration by a new LR enthusiast.


Feel free to contact me with questions or serious inquiries (650) 430-4660 NLT 9 pm PST, please. Thank you for viewing.