A classic vintage land rover defender 110 is an incredibly capable vehicle for off-road adventures. Its idiosyncratic design is the reason why it has such a loyal following, but it also gives you lots of room to customize it to your liking.
It’s a tough, rugged machine that can handle almost anything it faces. You’re not going to get the luxury of a Mercedes G 550, but it’s also much more affordable than an options-laden Jeep or Ford Bronco.
The Defender 110 is available with a variety of engines, from a 2.25-liter four-cylinder diesel to a 3.5-liter V8 petrol. And a few of the more modern variants were even fitted with a turbodiesel.
Getting the most out of your Defender is all about choosing the right accessories. Crash bars, winches and lifted suspension are all popular options. There are also snorkels that can help you traverse rivers and more.
You can make your defender 110 feel more like a real off-road vehicle by adding a custom roof rack, pop-up tent or survival kit. You can also add extra tires to make the rig more capable.
Vintage Land Rover Defender 110: The Ultimate Adventure Vehicle
For those who want to take their off-roading experience to the next level, the defender 110 is one of the best options in the world. The cult vehicle has a plethora of accessories and upgrades that can give it the ability to tackle almost any challenge you can throw at it.
In this video from Lisbon lifestyle merchants Cool & Vintage, we go on an off-road adventure in a restored Defender 110. The team behind Cool & Vintage put a lot of work into the build, making it really nice and well-built, but also retaining the character of a Defender. The interior is full of leather with contrast diamond stitching, from the seats up to the roof liner. It’s a great example of how to make an old car really look and feel like a brand new one, while still feeling like a true off-roader.