I just went through the process of insuring, as well as securing a bank loan, for an 1985 Land Rover Defender. Similiar to other accounts that I've heard, it wasn't a very smooth process. In the end, I shared the following email with the insurance company, along with the Excel VIN Decoder in this thread (
), and they wrote a policy for the truck.
Underwriting is currently researching a request for a policy on a 1984 Land Rover One Ten (110). The representative that I was working with on the phone was unable to verify the vehicle through the common VIN identification services.
I am following up with some supporting information to help guide the research since these foreign-made, +25 year old vehicles seems to stump U.S.-specific VIN records.
Land Rover VIN Calculator: http://www.clifton.nl/index.html?calvin.html
Land Rover VIN character identifier: http://www.4x4uk.org/faq/index.php?a...=42&artlang=en
Land Rover VIN Checker: http://landroveroneten.com/cgi-bin/vin_checker.cgi/