110 GS Cargo “The Steed” #206
A firm favourite in the Land Rover community, “The Steed” is a classic iteration of what a Defender should be: Militarily sturdiness with civilian practicality.
Manufactured by the Rover Group Limited as a “Truck Utility Medium GS cargo” in 1993 as a 12 V softop 110 medium GS cargo truck with the classic normally aspirated 2.5 diesel injection engine, “The Steed” has been uprated to the civilian version of the 200 TDi turbo equivalent. (Military vehicles were equipped with the “N/A”(normally aspirated engine) in a desire to assure an “in the field” maintainability and simplicity, as speed and fuel economy were not a primary concern. Why rush into a conflict when the taxpayer is footing the fuel bill?
The 200 TDi engine was fitted by LRS Engineering.
The chassis on this fine example is impeccable in every respect being of the heavier duty mil spec construction. In plain English: no rust.
military rear bumperettes
NATO tow hook
rear folding down sidestep
rear bench seat
artistically positioned “no farting” decal
anti-burst doors with removable window tops with correct sliding glass windows
side lockers with retaining clips
genuine 180,000 km (= 114,000 miles) note the engine has been recently replaced.
Correct MOD ID plate.
MOT until April 2021
A portfolio of extensive documentation from the previous owner is supplied and covers annual servicing, new clutch master cylinder for new exhaust, new battery and alternator, three-man rear bench seat, Raptor 4X4 cubby box, steering guard, new brake pads, new wheel bearings, new rear prop, front disc seals, new radiator and water pump, water light guards, chassis waxoyled.
Fitted with the snow cowl air vent, modular wheels, Cooper SST mud terrain off road/en route tyres a steel steering guard headlamp guards and the great LT 77 5 speed gearbox, “The Steed” is the ideal repurposed truck for the investor, militarily collector or Land Rover enthusiast wishing to possess an iconic example with a perfect pedigree.
The chassis is impeccable throughout and the vehicle drives as one would expect. Supplied with a long MOT and having had s check over in our workshop “The Steed” is assured to provide total satisfaction to its new owner from the moment it is dispatched by our guaranteed door-to-door delivery service.
Inspections are welcome, though this is genuinely a vehicle that we are confident will deliver total satisfaction!