1997 Land Rover Defender 110 High Capacity Pickup

300Tdi Engine, 1” Front Leveling Suspension Spacers, Exmoor Trim Grey Vinyl Seats

This is a Defender 110 High-Capacity Pickup (HCPU). It’s a right-hand drive, true to form, adventure ready and a unique diesel machine. Also known for short as the “Hi-Cap”, the High-Capacity pick-up is a rarely seen configuration in Europe and even more so now in the United States, and it stands out as an unusual and rare collectible, that are becoming harder and harder to find. It’s been nicely refurbished and finished in Land Rover Portofino red and a vintage ivory white roof. While it retains the boxy design and the overall features of a regular Defender, you just can’t beat the shape and style of a good ole fashioned pick-up truck. The pick-up Land Rover of this British 4×4 is powered by a 300Tdi diesel engine and has 122k miles and runs and drives superbly well. With its turbocharged direct injection (Tdi) technology paired with the robust R380 5-speed manual gearbox, it provides improved economy with even greater power, torque, longevity, and reliability.

The Defender 110 Hi-Cap pickup maintains its classic, rugged style and is a well-presented piece of British motoring heritage, yet still versatile enough for work or adventure. Being a classic and basic Land Rover pickup truck, it’s very minimalistic and simple, just the way we like them so you can enjoy the driving experience of this 110 to the max. It’s been nicely refurbished inside with grey Exmoor Trim seats three across, Exmoor Trim carpeting, retro style gear/transfer knobs and an elegant 3-spoke Mountney wood rim steering wheel. Exteriorly it has also been nicely updated with a modern LED lights and signals. Head down to your local hardware store on the weekend and see how many necks you break or compliments you’ll receive, as there probably won’t be another pick up truck like it in the parking lot. This Defender 110 Hi-Cap will be sure not to disappoint, especially for a buyer looking for a “Life’s too Short to Drive a Boring Car”.

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  •  Permanent 4WD system
  • Two-speed High/Low transfer gearbox and lockable center differential
  • 1” front leveling suspension spacers
  • Land Rover 16” steel wheels – x5
  • Michelin O/R XZL tires – 7.50R16 – x5
  • Exmoor Trim grey vinyl seats
  • Heritage style retro gear and transfer shifter knobs
  • Foldable side steps
  • LED lights – Brake, side & indicator lights
  • Chrome interior “DEFENDER” engraved grab handles
  • Mountney 3-spoke wood steering wheel
  • Front steering guard

Recent maintenance:

  • Oil & filter, fuel filter & air filter replaced
  • Gearbox, transfer box, front diff & rear diff oil replaced
  • Starter motor replaced
  • Steering UJ’s replaced

Some walk around, driving, interior and exterior videos below:


Price $54,995
Miles 122,009 mi
Color Portofino Red
Transmission Manual


Year 1997
Make Land Rover
Model Defender
Transmission Type Manual
Fuel Type Diesel