The MuddyRedLandRover is a 1989 110 Commercial Station Wagon built by Land Rover Special Vehicles for SWEB.


5 door Commercial Station wagon with external lockers in rear side panels. 4 Seats in black vinyl (standard Land-Rover re-trimed in the front and Exmoor Trim hi-backs in the back). Body is hand-painted in International Tractor Red, I re-paint it every couple of years or so using a 2" or 3" decent quality brush, a warm day helps the paint flow, you can get a really good finish if you take your time. I don't worry about the finish too much, lifes too short for sanding down between coats.


Land-Rover 200Tdi engine 'tweeked' a bit. The fuel pump has been tinkered with and the exhaust and air supply are modified. On a GPS its top speed is 93mph but it will still return 33mpg if driven sensibly.


Britpart yellow +2” spec springs and long travel Pro-Comp gas dampers on the front and Terrafirma Expedition Big Bore dampers on the back, Discovery2 coil isolators at the front along with Llama4x4 drop turrets. Rear coils are clamped in to prevent dislocation.

Rear Salisbury axle with Quaife Limited slip differential (factory fitted by Land-Rover at build). Polybush blue suspension bushes to front, standard Land–Rover at rear.

Wheels and tyres.

Steel 8 spoke wheels and BF Goodrich 255/85x16 MT km tyres. I've been using this size of tyre for years as its the best compromise for the use the vehicle gets, gearing is upped slightly to aid economy and relaxed cruising speed. The offset is slightly less engine braking control on very steep offroad descents.

Roll Cage.

Steel tubular external and internal protection cage. Design similar to Camel Trophy Specification by Safety Devices Ltd as fitted by Land-Rover to event vehicles but with extended external side bars to protect alpine lights. Fixing points, welding and tube specification all to Association of Rover Clubs competition specification.  



T-Max TEW 12000 fitted to Goodwinch Bikini mount and using Dyneema synthetic rope.

Other non-standard fittings.

Adapted Servicetune/Rebel Raised Air Intake.  

QT services front differential guard.

QT Services rear differential guard

Servicetune/Rebel steering guard.

Bearmach jackable side sills.

CB radio – Unicom 40 channel uk spec and rear mounted aeriel.

Kenwood CD/Radio and 6no Sony/Maystar speakers, iPOD connects via iTrip transmitter.

Worklamps to rear.

Extra power sockets.

T-Max twin pump compressor built in.

LED battery powered internal lighting in the back for camping.

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