Defender 130 Expedition Vehicle
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IS THIS THE BEST DEFENDER 130 EXPEDITION VEHICLE ?
R451PBV DEFENDER 130 UTILITY "Built for Purpose"
DEFENDER 130 POP-TOP – APPEARED ON THE FRONT COVER OF THE ‘LAND ROVER MONTHLY’ MAGAZINE APRIL 2017 WITH A SIX PAGE FEATURE AND OFTEN REFERRED TO AS ‘ULTIMATE DEFENDER130’
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
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:
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
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
4 x sand tracks from Daerr.de 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 www.LandyCamper.de 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
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Or Discovery, or Jeep, or Range Rover, any 4×4!It can be a real hassle when you come to sell your Defender in the classifieds and an absolute endurance event listing it on internet auction websites. Let us take the chore out of the whole process. Douglass Motors are always looking for the best vehicles to add to our own stock. We offer great for good, clean late model examples but will also consider any age and condition.
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