More often than not, if you discover a Land Rover that’s almost three a long time previous, it’s both fairly battered from exhausting work or severe play, or else it’s been restored to look like new. That’s particularly so for one which’s spent its life as a working car.
The Decide of the Day is the uncommon exception, a 1992 Land Rover Defender 110 station wagon in apparently immaculate unique situation after spending its profession enjoyable in a German firehouse.
There should not have been too many emergency calls within the space as a result of this distinctive Landie has been pushed a scant 8,000 unique miles (the odometer exhibits 13,000 kilometers).
“She spent her life indoors being polished by the rookie at a Deutschland feuerwehrfrau,” says the Aiken, South Carolina, supplier promoting the wagon on ClassicCars.com. “This Defender is in impeccable situation and has the bottom variety of miles out of any in the marketplace.”
The Defender is a long-wheelbase 4X4 mannequin with left-hand drive, and outfitted with the add ons required by the hearth firm, which in line with the writing on the doorways relies in Laurein. Additionally on the doorways are the phrases Freiwillage Feuerwehr, which interprets in English to “volunteer hearth brigade.”
“Comes with all of the feuerwehr toys nonetheless intact together with lights, spot gentle, winch, gentle tower and storage bins,” the vendor notes.
The truck is powered by a V8 engine and handbook transmission, with three stalks sprouting from the ground for shifting gears, partaking 4-wheel drive and switching to low vary.
Though the firehouse Land Rover could be a superb dialog piece in all places it goes, the promoting supplier says that it might “customized construct” the truck in any method the subsequent proprietor prefers, presumably again to inventory fettle. However that looks as if a waste contemplating that it’s such an fascinating truck in time-warp situation.
Really, these large storage bins on the roof would come in useful throughout a backwoods expedition, with a built-in entry ladder for getting up there. The seats and dashboard appear like new, as they need to.
There’s not a lot data within the advert, resembling how the German firefighting Land Rover occurred to wind up in South Carolina, however even with out such pertinent particulars, the truck appears to be like to be one thing fairly particular.
The asking value appears cheap at $85,000, in contrast with value information values for a Land Rover Defender 110 in glorious situation, as this one appears to be. The feuerwehr gear and regalia both provides or detracts from the worth, relying in your viewpoint, and certain of particular curiosity for collectors of firetrucks.
To view this itemizing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.