1986 Land Rover One Ten (110)


  • Location: Charleston, SC
  • Year: 1986
  • Make: Land Rover
  • Model: One Ten
  • Mileage: 50k
  • Engine:  2.5L naturally aspirated 4-cyl diesel
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drivetrain: 4WD
  • Ext. Color: Fuji White Rhino Liner
  • Int. Color: Black Rhino Liner
  • Key Features: reported low miles, lots of recent maintenance, RHD, new top

I’m not sure where or how I missed it, but the term “Beach Runner” is seemingly a popular term overnight. When I hear that, I can’t help but think of that canary yellow Toyota SR5 pickup from Baywatch.  Photo copyrights prevent me from posting an image of it, but you can easily find it on the interweb to see what I mean.

But that’s not what we’re talking about here.  There is a big market in modifying 3-door soft top Land Rover 110’s into a rig that you can easily carry a surf board or sea kayak on the top of, install a row stack of galvy rod holders, throw your dog in the back and off to the beach you go.  They’re the new VW Beetle or Bus of the beaches these days.

Many are sourced from the UK as right-hand drives due to cost and volume.  The left hand drives bring a premium, but there’s also something just eclectically cool about a RHD in the U.S.  It’s a driving position you acquire rather than inherit.  Plus it’s great to get double-takes at the traffic light from onlookers thinking no one is driving.

We found this modified Land Rover 110 in Charleston, SC listed for sale. There’s a few things we would do if it became a second daily here at Second Daily…namely removing the Defender badging and replacing with the proper One Ten (110) badging.  And replace their golden retriever with ours. That’s about it.  

It’s not trying to be a $100k East Cost Rover resto, nor is it trying to be period correct with badging or lighting.  It is all tastefully done though judging by the pictures, and at this price point it most certainly warrants a look if you’re in the market.

This one has several things going for it in addition to the price…the claimed no rust, super low miles, a host of maintenance items done along with new parts, and some tires that look very similar to the wildly expensive military Michelin XZL’s.  Seating is sparse but expected and typical in these, the best part is the entire inside could be hosed out and nothing gets ruined.

Here’s the information directly from the seller.  This is an ex Ministry of Defense (ex-MOD) truck that was used by the RAF and kept on a base. It has the non-turbo 2.5 diesel…slow, loud and very reliable. It has a totally rust free original chassis and bulkhead. A prior mechanical inspection was done, which included replacing the cam belt, all fluids, and some bushings.

Exterior is painted Land Rover Fuji White tinted Raptor Liner, the interior was done the same but in black. The soft top is a brand new Ex-Moor in sand color with clear windows and a new loop kit. Bumper is from Rovers North. All new seals for the doors, tailgate, bulkhead vents. New grills, all new indicator lights, LED headlights, emblems, and door hinge kit.  For more info, find it here on Craigslist and tell them Second Daily sent you (if they don’t know who that is, share our website).

Need some more Defender reading pleasure?  Here you go…

Defender NAS vs ROW – We always want that which we don’t have

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