Few Land Rover products are as memorable as the iconic Defender 110. The Defender kicked off production in 1983, and was named for its wheelbase, which measured in at 110-inch (2,800 mm) in length, compared to the smaller Defender 90 which had a 93-inch (2,362 mm) wheelbase. Only 500 units made their way to the U.S., making them more collectible than some of their counterparts, with power coming from a 3.9-liter V8 paired to a five-speed manual transmission. The 110 also featured an external rollcage, coil springs for the first time ever, and a permanent all-wheel-drive system – borrowed from the Range Rover – with a two-speed transfer box. Needless to say, the 110 was one of the best Land Rover products ever built, and remains an icon to this day.
– Jeff Perez