Open Roads, May | Lot 158
1992 Land Rover Defender 110 Fire Truck
$65,000 - $75,000 USD
| Aiken, South Carolina
19 - 26 May 2021
- A charming example of the Defender 110 modified for Fire department use
- Odometer displays 13,006 kilometers at time of cataloguing (~8,082 miles)
- Believed to be in unrestored, original condition
- Powered by a V-8 engine; five-speed manual transmission
Land Rover released the 110 in 1983 as an updated version of the original Land Rover from 1948. Changes between the two included the introduction of coil springs, a permanent four-wheel-drive system, a taller windscreen, and a more powerful selection of engines. Cosmetic updates to the 110 were minor, but included a full-length bonnet and wheel arch extensions. 110 indicated its wheelbase of 110 inches; the shorter 90 and longer 127 soon followed. Built through 2016, over the course of its production run variants of the Defender were built for civilian use, military use, exploratory excursions, and even emergency response.
This 1992 Land Rover Defender 110 Fire Truck is a left-hand drive example powered by a V-8 engine backed by a five-speed manual transmission. It is believed to be in original condition, the odometers displays 13,006 kilometers at time of cataloguing (~8,082 miles), after spending its career being pampered in a German firehouse. According to the consigner “She spent her life indoors being polished by the rookie at a Deutschland Feuerwehrfrau.” The writing on the doors indicate the firehouse was based in Laurein. Also on the doors are the words Freiwillage Feuerwehr, which translates in English to “volunteer fire brigade.” Additionally, it is equipped with many of the highly desirable feuerwehr accessories including flasher lights, siren, passenger spotlight, winch, and roof storage boxes.
While most Land Rovers that are nearly three decades old are typically battered from hard work, serious play, or have been restored to appear like new, this example is an exception having been pampered most of its life by the fire department it once served.