Defenders have always been popular overseas, but here in North America, Land Rover never really sold a bunch. Now everyone and their mother wants to get their hands on a Defender. Thanks to this Retro review, we can understand why.
Land Rover decided to bring over a limited run of 500 Defender 110 wagons to the United States in 1992. Due to updated safety regulations, it never imported any more four-door versions after that. Because there are so few North American-spec Defenders, they've become one of the most desirable variants, demanding six-figure prices in mint condition.
hands on a North American-spec Defender when it was new, finding it simple and easy to drive, and incredibly capable off-road. These 110s came exclusively with a 3.8-liter V8 mated to a five-speed manual transmission. No torque converters or forced induction here.
Of course, its off-road prowess isn't the only thing that makes the Defender so great. Watch for yourself to find out why it's so desirable today.
Watch the last Defender roll off the factory production line.