Is this Land Rover Defender 6x6 the ultimate classic fire engine?
This freshly restored Land Rover Defender 6x6 fire engine is the stuff of childhood dreams! Carfection takes a closer look
Remember when you were a car-obsessed kid and you’d draw all sorts of crazy creations on a blank sheet of paper? Supercars with rockets, SUVs with wings, monster-truck fire engines with six wheels. Well, you’re inner child will be pleased to know that the latter exists in the form of a recently restored Land Rover Defender 6x6 fire engine.
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Carfection’s latest video stars a Land Rover that has lived most of its life at JLR’s Gaydon test facility and rarely driven on the road. However, it had spent most of its time outside where the elements did their worst to the ageing chassis.
ACH Classic needed to do substantial underbody restoration as well as apply a fresh coat of paint to this Defender. Then there was the water pump, essential for fire fighting, that had been left with water inside it and allowed to rot from the inside out.
After a steady application of tender love and care, ACH got the Land Rover Defender 6x6 fire engine up and running in ‘as new’ condition. This fully operational six-wheel drive vehicle can traverse terrain other fire engine simply couldn’t, making it perfect for dealing with forest fires. To do such a job it makes use of a new water pump that’s capable of drowning a fire at the rate of 2,000-litres of water a minute.
Power comes from a standard Land Rover 300 TDi engine with 111bhp and 195lb-ft of torque. Considering that this fire engine weighs 3.2 tonnes without carrying any water, it’s not particularly quick. Think of it like a glacier. Not the fastest thing in the world, but unrelenting.
Equipped with everything from spotlights and ladders to cutting equipment and hoses, this Defender is ready for any emergency.
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Production of the model now known as the Defender began in 1983 as the Land Rover 110, a name which reflected the 110-inch length of the wheelbase. The Land Rover 90, with 93-inch wheelbase soon followed. Superficially there is little to distinguish the post-1983 vehicles from the Series III Land Rover. A full-length bonnet, revised grille, plus the fitting of wheel arch extensions to cover wid
Pedigree Motorcars is proud to offer this Rover Defender 110. For details and information, CONTACT KEN JAGOLTA DIRECTLY AT 954-816-8885. This special vehicle was factory built with a galvanized chassis and big Isuzu 3.9 litre diesel engine, and 4 speed manual transmission. . The odometer shows only 3k kilometers since a comprehensive rebuild by the manufacturer. This vehicle also has been upg
Pedigree Motorcars is proud to offer this 1991 Land Rover Defender 90. For details and information contact KEN JAGOLTA AT 954-816-8885 1991 Land Rover Defender 90 Station Wagon. This is a very clean Defender finished in Eastnor Green and features the desirable 200tdi engine and 5 speed transmission. She has been recently serviced and is ready to go anywhere.