It’s not everyday that a rig like this comes up for sale, it comprises of a modified Land Rover Defender 110 and a Fantic Caballero Scrambler. When not in use the motorcycle rides in a rear-mounted rack on the back of the 110.
When going off road most people choose between a four-wheel drive or a motorcycle. Some don’t like to be restricted and so they get both – the 4×4 is ideal for carrying gear and people, and the bike is ideal for exploring those narrow trails that could never accommodate a truck.
Fast Facts – A Defender 110 And A Fantic Caballero Scrambler
- This pre-built adventure rig is all ready to hit the great outdoors, whether you’re looking for a weekend in the woods or a cross-continental escapade.
- It includes a modified Land Rover Defender 110, the longer wheelbase model with four-doors and more cargo space, and a lightweight Fantic Caballero Scrambler that can be loaded onto the carrier mounted to the tow bar hitch.
- The Land Rover has been modified for better off-road performance, it now has a suspension lift, a Stage 1 engine tune, a 13,500 lb winch, Cooper Discoverer STT Pro tires, and much more.
- Both vehicles are being offered together as a package on Collecting Cars, they’re being sold out of Dorset in the United Kingdom, and at the time of writing there are still some time left to bid.
A European Adventure Rig
This combination of a quintessentially British Land Rover Defender and an Italian Fantic Caballero Scrambler is a great example of a modern European adventure rig.
It’s clear that whoever put it all together spent some time on it, the full list of modifications applied to the Land Rover alone is as long as your arm.
The project started with a standard 2012 Land Rover Defender 110, it was then given a slew of suspension upgrades including a 3 inch lift in the front, a 2 inch lift in the rear, four-way adjustable dampers, an RTC steering damper, a heavy duty Panhard rod, heavy duty trailing arms, new uprated bushes throughout, custom coil springs all around, and a 20mm wider track.
The original wheels were removed and replaced with a set of genuine 1970s Range Rover 16 inch powder-coated white steel wheels wrapped with chunky Cooper Discoverer STT Pro tires.
The Defender came from the factory in the same Keswick Green it’s currently wearing, Heritage-style grilles have been added, along with an ARB heavy duty roof rack, a custom galvanized 8mm winch bumper up front, and a Rhino carbon series 13,500 lb winch.
The original 2.2 liter inline-four cylinder turbodiesel has been given a Stage 1 tune, it sends power via the two-speed transfer case through the six-speed manual transmission to all four wheels.
Plenty of attention has also been lavished on the interior, it’s now fitted with Exmoor Trim Sports seats, a chrome Lode Lane banjo-style steering wheel, and a Pioneer stereo head unit with DAB radio, Bluetooth, and a reversing camera.
The Defender came from the factory with remote central locking, heated front seats, electric windows, and front and rear heated screens.
A fire extinguisher is mounted down by the driver’s right leg beside the seat, and there’s a central console with a tray for keys, wallets, phones etc.
The Fantic Caballero Scrambler
The motorcycle is a Fantic Caballero Scrambler from Italy, it came from the factory with a SOHC 125cc four-valve, four-stroke engine that has electronic fuel injection, a slipper clutch, and a Variable Valve Actuation system.
The dry weight of the bike is just 130 kilograms, or 286 lbs, it was likely chosen for its low weight which makes it ideal for off-road use, as well as making it easier to load onto the carrier mounted to the tow bar hitch of the Defender.
With just 15 hp the Caballero isn’t designed to be a speed machine, it’s ideal for low and medium speed adventures down dirt trails, or quick trips into the nearby town.
A modest number of modifications have been applied to the Fantic, including a custom leather seat, Trip Machine handlebar grips, an LED headlight with a guard, a billet CNC tail tidy and heat tape wrapped exhaust, and Twin Arrow Fantic exhaust end cans.
Buy The Rig
This two-vehicle package is now being offered for sale on Collecting Cars out of Dorset in the United Kingdom. At the time of writing there are still some time left to bid.
The Defender has 69,621 miles on the odometer and the Fantic has just 779. Both are fully road registered in the UK.
If you’d like to read more or place a bid you can click here to visit the listing.
Images courtesy of Collecting Cars
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