We've started a small vehicle importation company focused on bringing antiques back from Spain. We're a 2 man operation, with Paul based in Javea, Spain, and the other (me) here in Virginia. Our focus is to shed light on the otherwise murky process of bringing vehicles back from overseas and bring some transparency to the process. To that end, Paul works hard to document the process of finding the vehicle, capturing a story and photos on the trucks. We bring some transparency to bare by selling our trucks through a dealer. In this case, the 109 is being offered by Japanese Classics, LLC in Richmond VA where it comes with a clear VA Title. This vehicle was purchased in October, shipped over in November, and delivered to the dealer last week.
Our little company is called Valencia Classic Vehicles. Our website is here:
1981 Land Rover 109 Santana
- 2.25L Diesel 4-Cyl
- 4 spd manual transmission
- 10 seats
- Clear CBP, DOT, and EPA paperwork conveys with the truck
- Asking $16,000
- Located in Richmond, VA
- ~84K Miles (136k KMS)
Body: There are 3 spots on rust on the vehicle. One is near the "step" on the back left corner. The other (pictured) is on the left rear frame rail, just forward of the wheel. The third is a small area along the frame (2-3") in the back right rear. Otherwise the bodywork and frame are in good shape considering three decades of use in Olive Groves. There's a small dent in the right front quarter panel. Has a trailer hitch, spare tire, and big old roof rack.
Interior: The upholstery is in good shape. The passenger seat is split, but the other 9 seats have held up remarkably well. Heat and electrical all works without issue.
Drivetrain: The truck starts and drives without issue, and turned on within the first or second attempt even when it got into the low 20's here in Virginia last month. The taller gearing (as compared to our 88) permits a top speed of around 55-60 MPH. We replaced the drive shaft and rear axle straps when it got to Virginia. The rear differential may need the seal replaced at some point, as it seems to have a slow leak, likely caused by the bent driveshaft.
I'm likely forgetting something, so please don't hesitate to reach out. Thanks for the folks who helped me think through the best way to approach the community with this sale!