Santana -- Spanish version of the Defender 110 on a Series III 109" chassis

1988 Land Rover Defender

Make: Land Rover
Model: Defender
Type: SUV
Year: 1988
Mileage: 98000
VIN: SALDH1289PA921228
Color: Blue
Engine: 300 Tdi
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Leesburg, Virginia, United States
Extras
bluetooth stereo, 4-Wheel Drive
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Description for Land Rover Defender 1988

This is a Land Rover Santana, which was the Spanish version of the Defender 110. I bought it four years ago from southern Spain because of the dry (rust-free) climate there. After I had her shipped to the States, I made significant improvements such as an engine swap to the highly desirable 300TDI and a complete interior restoration, plus numerous performance upgrades.
It is running just fine and recently passed the VA state inspection and has a new VA registration. In addition, most of the upgrades, swaps, repairs and service work was conducted by a certified Land Rover mechanic, with years of experience owning and working on various classic Rovers.
The VIN posted above is incorrect. The correct VIN is SELBCML8AZ100511

The Good:
Engine and Drivetrain:
• 300 TDI engine conversion - from a UK Discovery, reportedly with only 96,000 miles. Best guess is 98,000 miles on the motor today.
• Original transmission (no known issues) - with 5 speed
• The vehicle comes with 2WD, 4 Low and 4 High - the 2 wheel drive feature is unusual.
• With a solar trickle charger, and warming the glowplugs for 10-15 seconds, the car starts the first time, every time
• Great idle, no smoke
• Belts and accessories replaced
• New timing belt kit

Air intake:
• New air filter and housing

Fuel system:
• New fuel tank, relays, lines, connectors.
• New injectors
• New fuel pump, and related accessories.

Exhaust:
• New exhaust manifold / header
• New exhaust (straight pipe)
Cooling System:
• New radiator, hoses, etc.
• Replaced intercooler
• New water pumpNew thermostat
Electrical:
• New alternator
• New battery
• Many new wires and connectors
• Interior LED lighting

Interior:
• Complete interior disassemble, grinded down, soundproofing and heat-resistance coating and then bedlined for long term protection.
New Exmoor Trim Seats throughout (It has heated front seats, which are not connected)
• Diamond plate rubber matting
• New headliner
• New rear door card
• New cubby box
• New custom dashboard
• New Bluetooth stereo and speakers
• New seatbelts and bolts
• New gauges
Exterior and Body:
Front black grill From a rust standpoint, the body, doors, firewall, underside of doors, foot wells, are in great condition.
• The roof rack is very sturdy and comes with lights (installed and not installed)
• The 5 wheels are Xu Alloys and are new.
• Also comes with 5 original steel wheels and old tires.
• The tires are BFG All Terrain TA KO2s -- 285/75/16.
• New Defender Push - Bumper Bar
• New Ladder
• One Inch Lift - We added a leaf and adjusted the suspension on the leaf suspension system