By Eric Yang
on 12.29.08

An SUV Worth Its Salt

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Lets turn back a little over one decade ago to 1997. A year when men were mired in news about Princess Diana’s passing, cloned sheep, and photos beamed from Mars. Oh, and Land Rover would be forced to stop selling the Land Rover Defender due to airbag regulations.

Most of us remember the Defender 90, the British 4×4 that men gazed upon with unabashed lust – looking past its spotty reliability on-road yet ridiculous prowess, off. California (and the movies) were peppered with Defender 90′s in hues like AA Yellow and Portofino Red while the rest of the U.S. opted for colors such as Beluga Black, Coniston Green and Alpine White (no, I’m not insinuating anything about Gear Patrol’s California based writers/readers).

But do you remember the Defender 90′s bigger brother, the Defender 110 – the four-door-best-case-ever-for-an-SUV? The restoration specialists at East Coast Rover do. East Coast Rover is a team of specialists dedicated to the art of Land Rover restoration, where many-a-men’s dreams are brought to life in ECR’s 10,000 square foot Rockland, Maine facilities.

Here, ECR has restored a 1997 Defender 110 from the ground up with: galvanized frame, 275 horsepower Pursuit Rover v8 engine, automatic gearbox, CD changer, 4 wheel disc brakes, ARB winch bumper with Warn winch, side rock guards, Hella 400 lights and a security system. Unlike other restorations, ECR is reknown for their painstaking restoration process ensuring your restored classic will remain just that. [additional photo after the jump]

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Also See: 1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer | Hannibal Rooftop Rack and Tent

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