I'm not decided yet and my wife has reminded me how my 72 Rangie has been waiting for a simple repair for three months and I haven't had time for that... so restoring this Defender may never happen at my current rate.
It has 152K miles, mostly in Arizona- only 900 miles since brought up North to Vermont and the chassis looks fantastic. No body damage but the hood is a bit dented from the heavy spare. Has dual tanks fitted by Land Rover with transfer pump and dual indicator gauge. Engine runs very strong, new NRP exhaust, R380. OME suspension looks several years old but works fine. Swivels look good. ARB bumper with M10000 Warn and Hella 3000 lamps.
Large Tuffy side box in back with rear facing seat w/shoulder belts. Dual Optimas with marine grade switch. Alpine CD and 4 Alpine speakers.
Wingtop protectors, sliders, brand new crossmember mounted swing-away spare carrier. Fiberglass hardtop with one crack on driver side. Header rail and usable stock soft top, tonneau cover and bikini top.
Roof rails for hard top and also a full Safety Devices basket rack w/twin ladders in very good shape. Very little corrosion externally, but some visible on the roll bar mounts and hinges- but not terrible.
Problems: Suspect distributor- runs strong, but ignition sometimes drops out when pushed hard. I think the advance doesn't work. Bought a Mallory for it, just needs installation.
Door frames are corroded- already have some replacements from the Dubai desert coming in a few weeks.
Rear pinion seal is leaking as is the power steering. Has CodeAlarm alarm system that needs to be removed because it is junk. Headlamps cracked, but work. Hand brake needs new shoes and cable. Driveline vibration at highway speed- suspect rear drive shaft. I'll know more this weekend- I've only driven it four times since I've owned it and don't have time for it.
What do I want for it? I dunno.
Ideally, I'd like to trade for a XD and cash or some other 'baby hauler' since wife is due in 8 weeks. I won't lose sleep if it doesn't sell or trade away, but would like to open up a dialogue with some potential 'good homes' for it.
It's in Vermont- willing to offer discounts on any parts one might want for it if it finds a new home.
Pictures are at http://www.muddyoval.com/steve/defender
Forgot to mention- also considering for trade for 109SW (IIA or III), XD, Trek or Kalahari Disco