You know how rumours go—sometimes you can believe them, sometimes not. Well, the rumour is that a 1992 Land Rover Defender 110 being offered on Bring a Trailer was once owned by the Turkish government ministry. It was bought by its previous owner in Istanbul, who then sold it to the seller’s brother. That previous owner invested quite a bit into the Defender.
The Land Rover was equipped with a 2.4 litre Ford Duratorq turbodiesel inline-four which was mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The hood and snorkel were designed to be compatible with the engine switch. A two-inch Terrafirma lift kit was added as well.
A full-length roof rack with a roof-mounted awning dresses up the Defender, while a winch on the front gives it a rugged look as well. Inside, leather seats and the dash were sourced from a later model. A reverse camera was installed, as was a digital HVAC.
The Defender is finished in orange with black accents. There’s a ladder to access the roof rack and a row of LED lights over the windshield. Along with the interior parts, the grille, headlights, and rear bumper all came from a later model Defender.
If you’re going to believe rumours, you can believe that this Land Rover spent time as a member of the Turkish fleet. You can also believe that this is one tough ride.