2014 Land Rover Defender 110 XS County Station
Only one owner and 6,500 miles from new; XS spec 7-seater diesel; a beautiful machine in excellent condition
The Land Rover Defender (L316) was produced from 1983 – 2016 although it was only branded as the Defender from 1990 onwards to differentiate it from the new Discovery. A significant step up from the old Series III, it borrowed features from the Range Rover such as coil springs all round which greatly improved both ride quality and axle articulation compared to the leaf-sprung models of old. A two-speed transfer gearbox with a lockable centre differential gave permanent 4x4 capability and the wheel arches were extended to cover new wider-track axles.
In order to attract families as well as farmers, an upmarket County version was made available with improved interior trim, while a top-of-the-range XS spec was also available from 2002 onwards which had a host of luxury options such as heated seats, heated windscreen, air con, ABS and traction control, electric front windows and improved dashboards with better illumination etc.
From 2012 the diesel versions got the new Ford Duratorq ZSD-422 engine, a 2.2 turbo which produced the same power and torque as the old 2.4 unit (153bhp/400Nm) but with much cleaner emissions. Mated to a six-speed gearbox, the Defender could now cruise comfortably at motorway speeds.
This superb Defender 110 XS diesel was bought new by our vendor, a North of England 4x4 dealer, in March 2014. A top spec XS 7-seater with various tasty options including heated seats, air con, big alloy wheels and a padded front A-bar, it has covered only 6,500 miles to date, mainly going to shows as a promotional vehicle for his business and also being loaned to a local hotel for occasional use as a courtesy vehicle. Inbetween times it has always been kept in a heated garage.
Said to have been serviced twice by Land Rover Pickering (although there are no stamps/invoices to support this), it is in excellent condition throughout and comes with its original bookpack and an MOT until November 2022.
The last of the separate chassis Land Rovers, these Defender L316 models have developed a cult following of late and your only dilemma with this one will be deciding whether to pile the miles on and get it dirty, or just tuck it away as an investment.
Documents: V5C; MOT Nov 2022; handbooks.
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