On offer here is one of the most unique and interesting Land Rovers we have ever seen. This rare Defender was built in 1981 by specialists Townley Cross-Country Vehicles and is believed to be one of two six-wheel conversions they made.
Based on a Stage 1 V8 model and first registered in 1986 this extraordinary vehicle was the subject of an extensive 2 year restoration. The man who undertook this work was Mark Peacock, a Land Rover specialist himself, who loved the car so much that he has owned it twice. He started with a brand new bespoke one piece chassis, with the engine, gearbox and clutch all being rebuilt.
Costing over £14,000 it was their last project before retirement and the end result is truly exceptional. Understandably, the car has featured in the Landy Magazine as well as the Land Rover Yearbook in 2018.
You only have to look at the values of 6-wheel G Wagons to see the appeal these cars have and in our opinion, this incredible V8 powered Defender would not only be more unique but also offer a more understated level of distinction for a fraction of the cost.