I recently legally imported this 1988 CSW 110 in addition to the 1974 Range Rover listed here. This red 110 looks great from a few feet away, is shiny, has a new interior, starts/ runs/drives fine and has a solid chassis, but, had more rust in the body than I had originally bargained for when I purchased it.
There is a spot of rust the size of a 50 cent piece in the bulkhead in front, near one of the opening vents. The lower bulkhead/ floor area has been repaired in the past, and the repair looks good and is not rusting again. The other areas of rust I have noted are in the lower B and C pillars, near where they meet the floor, and the riveted-on outer floor strips that hold on the door seals. Speaking of doors, the door bottoms have the usual rust, the very rear door having the worst.
That being said, the Chassis is actually sound, and has had a new rear cross member/ bumper installed in the not-distant-past and the entirety of the chassis appears solid under its undercoating. I was not able to poke a screwdriver through anyplace on the chassis like I could though the bulkhead or lower body pillars.
V8 engine is healthy and starts right up. Truck has had an LPG conversion so you can run on either gasoline or LPG at the flick of a switch on the dash. This multi-fuel kit was quite expensive, I was told. Transmission is notchy and noisy , but can be driven with ease now as-is. Brakes feel like they are dragging a bit so I have not driven it much, emergency brake drum felt like it was sticking when I unloaded this out of the container, I have not had time to investigate at all yet, but will look into it if I have time this weekend. Engine/ transmission do not overheat or leak any fluids.
All lights, fans/ heater/ wipers/ heated rear screen/ etc all work. Oh, I forgot to mention: It DID pass its last MOT test a few months ago, meaning it was found to be road-worthy by the powers that be in the UK, and all lights / safety equipment were functioning without any advisories.
Interior of the truck is very nice, most of it appears to be new. Seats are terrific, door cards are great, headliner is carpet, but looks very nice, dash is nice, instruments work well and look good, warning lights all work. Tires are aggressive tread and look very fresh. Steering is tight and feels good. Brakes work great, other than parking brake feeling like it is dragging.
I feel this would be a worthy project you could drive while you fix the few areas of rust on the body. You can have the doors repaired, or buy new ones from the UK (I would even offer to ship them for you at a very reduced cost) - It was a daily driven when I purchased it, and could serve you well. Other than notchy/noisy gearbox, it feels mechanically solid. Interior looks great and your girlfriend/ wife will not even notice any of the detractors on the ruck, they'll just be impressed with the shiny paint and clean interior! IF this truck had a perfectly solid body, I think it would fetch $15K-$18K, but considering the body and door rust, I am offering it up here for $12500 , which I think is a very fair price for this 110 already landed here in the states with all its paperwork filed and paid for.
I also have a 200 or 300tdi turbo diesel engine kit I could fit for the new owner if they want to go diesel and get a new gearbox at the same time. I am doing conversions here at my shop in Portland, OR - My build/ projects/ new arrivals can be followed and viewed here: http://laughsandlashings.blogspot.com/
I am looking for a quick cash sale on this truck, but would give up to $2500 in credit for a solid clean Range Rover Classic which does not need to run, but the body and interior should look nice.
I just filed all the paperwork and import declarations on the truck this week, and a fresh Oregon title is on the way.
Please call or message me with any questions, thank you 503-505-7113