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ECR 1993 NAS Defender 110 Station Wagon Restorations
"Better than new"
ECR's recently restored NAS 110 #151, 4.6 V8 EFI automatic in White
Better than new, an ECR restored 1993 NAS Defender 110 Station Wagon exceeds your dreams of being able to go back in time and buy a new Defender 110 in 1992. An ECR prepared NAS 110 comes with all the modern updates included and can be built in any color or configuration you desire. Want a Blue NAS 110? We can supply you one. Want a Green 4.6 liter EFI V8 with an automatic, heated seats and touch screen navigation? We have you covered.
ECR's recently restored NAS 110 #4, 5 speed in Arles Blue
We expertly build out all of the problems and shortcomings of the original 1993 NAS 110s in favor of new upgraded parts that last longer and work better. We can also offer options and choices that the factory never dreamt of back in 1992, like power windows, alloy wheels and any color in the rainbow.
From this: (NAS 110 #132 shown during tear down process shown below)
To this: (NAS 110 #132 after ECR restoration shown below)
Here is the story of how the ECR 110 restoration program came to be.
Over and over we heard our customers ask,"I would like a Defender 110 with no apologies" (meaning no flaws, no issues, no rust, no corrosion), but as all 1993 NAS Defender 110s are all getting on in years (all built in mid to late 1992) that is hardly possible today. They all have flaws, or corrosion, or rust, or poor paint work, so it isn't possible to get a "no apologies" NAS Defender 110... or is it?
ECR can build you a 110 and make it better, not just a repeat of the original. Our specifications out do the stock NAS 110. Items like the air condition systems are better. The stock system was basically a joke, so we have updated it to the better, newer system. The rear drum brakes have also gone in favor of new 4 wheel power disc brakes, the new style hinges are used and so on and so on.
We completed the first Rover of this new restoration program in the Fall of 2005 on NAS Defender 110 #132/500.
Here are some photos of the finished product, a truly "like new" ECR restored Defender 110 #132/500:
Rear view, other side.
Updated rear door and rear door panel.
Updated Air Conditioning and center radio mount.
All new wring and gauges and seating with new R380 5 speed gearbox and LT230Q transfer case.
New interior with updated interior lighting.
What makes this restoration process different than the typical repairs we do here is that ECR is in complete control of the restoration. In all our other projects we are always working for a customer. That customer has things he/she wants done, and things they don't mind leaving "as was". As nice as some of the 110s that have left ECR have been, some parts of them are always left untouched, or are as used original parts, as per the owners request. In these "No Apologies" projects that is not the case. Everything was new... "No Apologies". To that end 1993 Defender 110, #132/500, was purchased, and then taken apart to its smallest piece. Each piece was restored to new factory specs, and if it couldn't meet those specs, it was replaced with a brand new Genuine Land Rover part. A true restoration, with nothing left untouched. This 110 has truly been restored to new condition, from wheel bearings to wiring, paint to tires.
These 2 images are ones we took so you can compare the typical 110 that arrives at ECR, or that you see for sale, with this 110. As you can see here on our restored #132/500 there is no rust, no corrosion anywhere.
Sills are rust free as are the doors. Compare these images with other NAS 110 we have worked on in the Defender 110 work section.
No aspect of the restoration was overlooked. The old LT77 gearbox was ditched in favor of a new R380 unit. The troublesome old AC system was removed and a new AC system installed along with a new updated dash. 4 wheel disc brakes were added to replace the disc/drum combination of the original. New Michelin tires were installed on new Defender 130 rims, updated door hinges were added and more. In #132 the tired old 3.9 liter V8 was removed and replaced with the efficient 300 Tdi (turbo diesel) engine. We can also install a powerful 4.6 liter Electronic Fuel Injected Rover V8s or even the Td5 turbo diesel engine with either 5 speed or automatic gearboxes. The frame was replaced, new door shells utilized, new headliners, new paint and we even powder coat the safari cage in satin black (just because we like that look better than the white cage) with an under coat of zinc primer so it won't bleed rust like the original. We even went as far as to think about all the small aspects of 110 ownership and we installed cup holders (something a stock 1993 NAS 110 does not even have) that actually work.
After all that work, Defender 110 #132/500, and the ones that have followed it, have emerged as a far better than new 1993 Defender 110s as the vehicle has been completely restored to factory specifications superior to that of the build specs in 1992. The ECR restored 110s are by far the best 1993 NAS 110s in the USA. They have "No Apologies" and are far nicer than even the lowest mileage stock 110 in many, many ways.
As #132/500 was announced on our web site it was almost immediately sold and is now in the hands of loving owners in Montana. Before it left they had us make the 110 even better with options and upgrades that you see in the photo below.
1993 Defender 110 #132/500
(Shown here completed, with optional equipment installed. Ready to head to MT)
Go here for details of the upgrades to #132.
Since #132 was completed we have also put new life back into:
1993 Defender 110 #313/500
(Shown here completed, with optional equipment installed. Ready to head to MT)
1993 Defender 110 #157/500
(Shown here complete, with optional equipment installed. Ready to head to CO)
1993 Defender 110 #403/500
(Shown here complete, with some optional equipment installed. Ready to head to WA)
1993 Defender 110 #151/500
(Shown here ready for delivery with a EFI 4.6 liter V8, automatic gearbox and optional equipment installed. Ready to head to SC)
1993 Defender 110 #4/500
(Shown here ready for delivery with optional equipment installed. Ready to head to MA)
1993 Defender 110 CDN #12/25
(Shown in this image ready for delivery with numerous off road upgrades. Ready to head to PA)
1993 Defender 110 #116/500
(Shown here ready for delivery to MA and ready for years of service with a galvanized frame)
1993 Defender 110 #337/500
(Shown ready for delivery to NY and ready for adventure with many upgrades and a galvanized frame)
...what is currently in the works?
Check our Facebook page to see what is going on in the shop.
This is a very limited production schedule, so contact us so that you can purchase and enjoy your "new" NAS Defender 110 soon.
If you are looking for a "No Apologies" Defender 110 of your own, there is only one way to get one... contact ECR to see what we might restore next.
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about these vehicles to help you:
How are these vehicles titled?
They are titled as the 1993 NAS Defender 110s that they are. We are restoring the vehicles that Land Rover North America imported back in 1992 and they all have clean and valid USA titles as issued by Land Rover North America.
How many miles do they have?
Because we install all new engines, tires, bearings and such they in essence have only test miles on them, maybe 10 or 15 miles. However the donor vehicle that we started with will typically have had somewhere between 80,000 and 100,000 miles. So the title and resale documents will indicate those original miles, as it is not legal for us to "roll back" the odometer paperwork, but all mechanical systems are brought back to as new condition.
Is there a warranty?
We offer a 12 month unlimited miles warranty. All warranty work is handled by ECR at the ECR facility.
What is the standard equipment?
The standard equipment in the restored 110s is much the same as the stock 1993 NAS 110 other than changes we have made for the better.
4.6 liter Electronic Fuel Injected Rover V8
R380 5 speed manual gearbox or ZF automatic (automatic only available on V8)
LT230Q 1.4 ratio Transfer Case, Full Time 4x4 with Hi and Lo range and center diff lock
4 wheel power disc brakes
7.50x16 Michelin steel belted radial tires (5)
AM/FM tape with 2 speakers
Heavy Duty Floor mats
Gauges: Speedo, coolant temp, fuel gauge and tachometer
Rear window defrost
Rear window wiper/washer
2 speed intermittent front wipers
Vinyl seats with seating and seat belts for 9
Center cubby box with 2 cup holders
Auto-dimming rear view mirror
Battery cut off switch
Full exterior safari cage (Satin Black) with rear ladder and roof basket
12v power point
Owners Manual and tire changing tool kit
Changes from a stock NAS 110s build list are:
Full interior carpet delete: We think a 110 should be used hard, so therefore, no carpets to hold sand and mud. Carpets are not offered.
Heated Windscreen delete: Numerous customers complained about seeing through the electronic elements at night, so we are leaving it as an option to be installed later if desired.
Amp meter, Oil pressure gauges delete: The new style dash does not allow for the install of these.
Clock delete: (same reason as above) The radio now has a clock.
Running board delete: These things rusted out about 3 weeks after delivery. We won't install them unless you request them as an option.
Rear bench jump seats instead of 4x jump seats: The seating capacity is the same and seat belts are still located at all seating locations, but as the individual jump seats had issues that ranged from easily damaged retainer straps to easily broken fiber-board bases, we install the more rugged and easier to operate rear bench jump seats for longer life and better functionality.
What if I want a different color?
Any color of the rainbow is available at additional cost. White with a black safari cage is the stock color.