Land Rover 110 TopHat
A Tophat speaks louder than words. – Land Rover 110 TopHat
The Land Rover Defender. A car that was synonymous with snorkels, bull bars, winches, trenches and the savannah in Africa. Nowadays, the average Dutch Defender has it a little easier. The steepest slope is the bridge of the Prinsengracht and going offroad through the sandy path to horse riding lessons is quite something, Boudewijn! But hey, the Defender is and remains, apart from practical considerations, an icon!
The four- or five-cylinder diesel engine is ideal for crawling through mud and delivering a lot of power at low revs. The downside is that reaching 100 km/h is not as smooth as the average beard growth and they had the handling of a teenager walking out of the pub for the first time after the Corona crisis. Tophat the Defender icon has made the ‘AMGs and SVRs’ laugh with a toothache. How? An LS3, hot-cammed, mated to a Tremec 6-speed gearbox, breathing through a custom-made exhaust system with flap, of course. Needed? Nope. Fun? Gadverdamme what good!
Nowadays, you can fit quite a bit in your big G or X7, but nothing can match the Top(hat) 110. This one is a bit extra special. Completely original on the outside, except for the ‘slightly more potent diameter of the exhaust’. Inside, everything is left as standard as possible, so that this sleeper seriously surprises the average left-hander. The standard TD5 and gearbox are also still present at the top hat, so for the purist, -if this setup is also no longer allowed in the ring-, still matching! See you soon?I'm interested in this object