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Land Rover

Defender 130 Expedition Vehicle

Regular price £85,000.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £85,000.00 GBP
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R451PBV DEFENDER 130 UTILITY  "Built for Purpose"


This is a truly unique opportunity to acquire what must be one of, if not the best, expedition prepared Defender 130's ever built. It is best left to our client and his inspiration behind this very bespoke build to describe, as follows:

"In 2008 I purchased two vehicles from Stuart Foley of the renowned Land Rover business Foley’s SV.  One was a 130 Land Rover Defender, R451 PBV, the other, as a donor vehicle, a brand new Rest of World (ROW) Land Rover 110 300 TDi with factory fitted air con.

Foley’s then completely rebuild R451 PBV for me, from the ground up, using the entire donor vehicle, plus whatever else was required, doors, panels, etc, but again only with new, all on to a new heavier-than-standard-gauge Richards 130 galvanised chassis. What you see in the pictures doesn't begin to show what is inside, or under its skin. The list is enormous, but not, I hope/believe, with anything frivolous or unnecessary. All the expedition over-landing equipment then added, as noted, a very large proportion of which remains unused, has been purchased new unless stated. This vehicle has continued to evolve since the seriously detailed build by Foleys in 2008/9 to what it is now, for example a second new set of dual function Warn spots has just been fitted.

New Stainless steel bolts were used throughout by Foleys, likewise subsequent work fitting overland equipment by Nene Overland, under the close supervision of my good friend Kevin Mackman, Expedition and Parts Manager, now retired, Landy Camper de in Germany for the pop up roof - their engineering standards being second to none, including all the internal storage lockers, sink and gas hob. Thereafter, work continued by myself and my extremely experienced mechanic friend/Camel owner - (HOX as he calls it).

The vehicle really came in to its own around 2010, hence the extremely low mileage, although little used since, but nevertheless, after steam cleaning, despite all of its galvanising and stainless bolts used throughout, I have annually undertaken a full Wurth waxoylying. I only use their clear cavity waxoyl to allow for maintaining a full visual inspection of everything. The vehicle has always been fully cleaned underneath then taken off road during the winter months to avoid any road salt contamination.  

The miles recorded show 5000 more (presently 44,000) than is accurate as when purchasing the ROW (Rest of World) vehicle it came with a Km speedometer only and which Nene Overland replaced with one they had on the shelf with 5,000 miles already recorded. 

The vehicle will be fully serviced and have a new MOT on sale.

Any genuine interest with offers in the region of our asking price of £85,000 we would be happy to discuss.

Please contact us if you would like to arrange an appointment to view this vehicle as it is stored off-site.

The following list will hopefully be helpful, but despite all best efforts may still not be totally complete.  


Climair wind Deflectors on the front door windows

Stainless Steel door hinges and bolts

Wolf Rims

BF Goodrich M/T tyres, probably about 45/50% worn

Land Rover Rear Step galvanised

Galvanised cappings on the rear body

Australian made Caymar Swingaway spare wheel and Hi Lift Jack Mount

Spare wheels on bonnet and the rear cross member

Rear window washer fitted as not standard

Brownchurch front roof rack specially made for this vehicle

4 Warn dual beam spots fitted to roof-rack – two either side


Melville & Moon Seat Covers

Exmoor Trim waterproof seat covers still in packaging

MUD seat rails to driver and passenger’s side

Under bonnet insulation and sound shield

Major spares or other storage area built by Foley across the vehicle under the second row floor area and fully accessed from inside


Shurflo RV Fresh Water pump for the water tanks serving the rear shower, the sink and the ‘Nature Pure’ filtration system

Spare Shurflo Water Pump

The front shower works through the heat exchanger via its own water pump, also with a spare pump, providing the hot water option

Hot water is provided through the heat exchanger plumbed to the sink and available to use with the separate rear shower facility. It can also be drawn off directly from the heat exchanger 

Internal floor water tank, external sill water tank, combined total 132 litres

Stainless locking filler cap to sill tank


Two additional rear corner diesel tanks

Additional sill diesel tank

Along with the main diesel tank the total capacity of all tanks is 245 litres

Stainless locking filler cap to sill tank

Rear floor access hatch to fuel pump in main tank designed and installed by Foley during their extensive new build

Security & Safety:

Skytag Tracker

Thatcham Disklok Metal Steering Wheel cover

Clutch Hydraulic Lock (Mecklock

Security electric isolation switch

Fuel cut off switch

Padlocking hasps for all 5 doors

Padlockable Stainless screen to fit behind 2nd row seating to isolate the rear area to secure belongings as and when required if the vehicle is to be left unattended

Locking wheel nuts

Metal lockable Store Caddy

Floor Safe – I would say impossible to find or open

Stainless rear window guards

Tamper proof bonnet hinges from MUD

Internal roll up blinds professionally hand made for all windows in Hannibal material matching the op up side fabric

Fire Extinguishers

Up-rated headlamp bulbs

Rear Door gas strut to keep open

Bonnet gas struts for opening unaided due to overall weight of spare wheel

Radiator wading blind, - same Hannibal fabric

Rear LED brake light

Rear work lamp

Up-rated front headlamp bulbs

Window tint to all but front windscreen and front doors

Red Booster clutch servo system- can now operate with one finger

Recovery and vehicle protection Equipment:

48” Hi Lift X-Treme Jack

ARB Defender Winch Bull Bar, shot-blasted and galvanised and repainted

Welding on mesh to bulbar in front of headlamps, then entire unit galvanised and re-painted

Side bars along the front wings, galvanised and gloss black powder coated to match the ARB Bull Bar 

Unused but checked annually 12000 Superwinch

Unused Plasma Winch Rope

Unused Additional 100’ roll of Plasma Winch Rope with metal eyes fitted

Second hand HD Ground Anchor Stakes from Hydro Electric

Unused Devon 4x4 bagged recovery kit including snatch block, tree strap and tow strap, winch rope blanket, Hi-Lift recovery chain etc

Stainless Steel radiator protection grill

Winch isolation switch

Central Diff Lock - standard

ARB Axle Lockers front and rear

ARB compressor

4 x sand tracks from fitted to vehicle side using Cargo Rails

Jackable sills galvanised from Safari Equipment

Additional galvanised drop down side guards/step welded to jackable sills

Heavy Duty Drag and Steering rods

Southdown Rear fuel tank guard with tow ball unit fixings, all galvanised

Southdown sump and steering rod guards, all galvanised

Southdown Front & Rear Diff Guards, galvanised

Southdown Removable Tow-ball/Jaw unit galvanised

Black checker plate on the bonnet and rear wing corners

Two British Bulldog Camel style shovels

CB and Radio, with stainless steel aerials wired to the back of the front roof rack

Garmin 276C GPS with Garmin unit and aerial on top of roof rack

Two Mantec raised air intakes for engine and heater

Separate Air Compressor (400PA) with air line and tyre inflation unit and for other air tools

HD Rear Bumper Corner units from Terrafirma, subsequently galvanised and powder coated

Sleeping, Living, storage and Camping Equipment:

Professional Full Pop-top Roof by  reflecting the usual very high German workmanship, and using Hannibal material on the sides and rear and behind the two side and rear windows zipped material are mesh screens, the rear being able to rollup, as with the outside cover, overall giving panoramic views from the inside.

Double bed floor in the roof section with new thick mattress which also raises up separately on its own gas struts to the same angle as the roof to allow for standing up inside with lots of head room. All bedding can remain in place when raising the bed area out of the way.

Same Hannibal material used to cover the second row seat and the rear bench seat cushions 

White/Red optional LED lighting within the sleeping and front seating areas

Additional sleeping area below quickly made up with made-to-fit thick  mattress cushions

Internal storage lockers all hand made by Landy Camper when the vehicle was in Germany having the Pop-top made and fitted

Includes sink, twin hob gas cooker, pull out sliding table

Spare gas bottles

Eberspacher space heater system

Din Sockets throughout and under the bonnet

Unused Porta-Potty stored inside one of the lockers

Little ripper shower connection at rear

Glind Pty Engine heat exchanger (also one new spare unit) to provide hot water for the sink and second shower unit

Unused Collapsible shower screen unit from Hannibal

Unused Hannibal 2.4 m side awning – sides with window and door to fit under to enclose the area

Unused Hannibal rear awning – sides with door to fit under to enclose the area

Unused Hannibal set of 3 Wolf Boxes inside Hannibal waterproof cover fits front roof rack

National Luna 50 Litre Weekender fridge/freezer

Base Plate for Weekender

Two Odyssey 68ah batteries

Twin Battery Tray

National Luna Battery Management System

LED lamps along the side of the vehicle under side awning

Interior LED lamps

Special three-way German made second row seat, to be flat or face F or R, also covered in the same Hannibal material so that everything matches  

Cushioned Rear Floor Rubber matting

MUD nets throughout

Sun visor nets

Fold up table, new, in bag, two fold up chairs from Oztents with lumbar support

Nature Pure Water Purifier and spare filters

Mechanics and Spares:

The timing belt was changed at 25,000 miles using genuine Land Rover parts

Silicon hoses fitted with spares

LR Workshop Manual

Engine oil and filters changed every 5000 miles, last change March 2020

All other fluids, including brake and clutch, + filters, replaced regularly

Genuine LR Timing Belt changed 20.03.15

Red Booster Turbo Clutch Servo unit – clutch can now operate with just one finger

Turbo Guard Oil Feed

Oil pressure gauge (electric)

Up-rated alternator spare

Fuse-box (12 way)

Upgraded Intercooler (drop in)

Air Compressor (400PA)

By Foley, during construction, a special through-the-rear-floor trapdoor was made to access removal of the main tank fuel pump without having to drop the tank,

Braided brake hose kit

OME Shocks/N44 twins on rear

OME Shocks /N115 on front

OME Springs/767X Front

OME Springs/754X Rear

OME Steering Damper SD32

Ball joints throughout changed to greaseable

Brass Rad plugs

Ally Expansion Tank

Coming with a substantial selection of spares, belts, alternator, engine parts, gaskets, water heater