What is Pacific Off-Road
Geoffrey Davies - Owner with Fall 2017 arrivals
Pacific Off-Road is a small, specialized used car dealership selling Land Rover Defenders. We are located in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. We focus on selling high quality Defenders. New shipments from overseas arrive every 3 months. Rather than restoring average Defenders, we pride ourselves in sourcing preserved, top tier all original examples. Our dealership provides rust free, low mileage vehicles with a clean history. Our goal is to build a reputation as the most reliable source for Defenders in Canada.
1999 Defender 90 Tdi - 11,000km. Sold to Toronto
Pacific Off-Road provides consumers with imported Land Rover Defenders that are in excellent condition, aesthetically and mechanically.
We provide a pristine product with a purchase transaction that is simple, transparent, and honest. We encourage exploring our country's wilderness while maintaining a minimal ecological footprint.
How it all began
Family's 2000 Defender 90 Tdi Soft-top in Tobago
Pacific Off-Road's first Defender
2000 Defender 90 TD5 - 56,000km
My interest in the Land Rover Defender began in 2000 when my parents purchased a property in the Caribbean, along with a brand new Land Rover Defender 90 soft top. For years I viewed their Defender as the “coolest” vehicle around. I liked its simplicity and the idea that it was known as the “best 4 x 4 x far”.
In 2014, I decided I wanted a Land Rover Defender of my own here in British Columbia, Canada. There were no Defenders available that met my criteria anywhere in Canada. I required original paint and ultra low kilometres. Being a travel enthusiast, I set out on an adventure determined to purchase the ideal Land Rover Defender and to explore the European continent for my first time.
A few weeks into my trip I found a garage stored, low mileage 2000 Defender 90 in the Austrian mountains. After a few days of planes, trains and broken translations, I was finally an owner of a Land Rover Defender. From there, three friends and I set out in the Defender on a European adventure, covering over 7000 km through Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, and Germany. At the conclusion of our trip, I shipped my new Defender to Vancouver, Canada. To my surprise when the Defender finally arrived, my father loved it so much that he offered to buy it.
Imbued with the travel bug and my growing love for the Defender, I have returned to Europe to continue my exploration and ambition to find low mileage Defenders hidden across the European Continent.
Past Pacific Off-Road Imports
2001 Defender 110 - 68,000km. West Vancouver
Although this British built classic has been a popular hit around the globe since 1983, the Defender cannot be purchased new in North America. A Defender is only permitted for import into Canada if it is 15 years or older. For an import to the USA, a Defender must be 25 years or older. Although a modern version of the Defender was released in 2020, the classic Defender ceased production in 2016. Since this date the desire and demand for the iconic vehicle has sky rocketed.
Pacific Off-Road focuses on importing Defenders that are from dry European climates. We avoid the common markets that are exposed to salted winters and wet conditions. Typically our imports are equipped with the TD5 diesel engine and a 5 speed R380 manual transmission. The fuel efficient 2.5L Turbo Diesel 5 cylinder engine only consumes 10 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers/24 miles per gallon. In some cases, the Defender can be 60% more fuel efficient than similar SUVs in the Canadian market.
North America Spec Defenders - There was a limited production a North America Spec (NAS) Defender which was equipped with a 3.9L V8 gasoline engine, manual transmission and frame mounted roll cage. For one year only in 1993, 525 NAS Defender 110's were produced. 25 were intended for Canada. In 1994 and 1995, a limited number of NAS Defender 90 Soft-tops were produced. For one final year in1997 one last batch of Defender 90's were produced, these late models came equipped with an automatic transmission.
2001 Defender 110 - 52,000km. Bowen Island
The Defender opens the door to the outdoor lifestyle. It is known for its impressive four-wheel drive off-road capabilities and spacious capacity. The Defender is excellent for exploring the great outdoors. Its rear cargo, and folding back benches provide ample room for sports equipment and camping gear. Its large roof provides a great platform for rooftop tents, which creates a smaller campsite foot print. A variety of options are available to contain camping equipment within the vehicle, such as centre console refrigerators and rear door stoves specifically designed for the Defender. It is known to be dependable on long distance journeys and in harsh environments. It has proven its reputation in the Australian outback and is one of the leading choices for African safaris.
2001 Defender 90 TD5 - Urban West Coast style
Although the Defender is famed for its off-road capabilities, it has also seen a growing popularity in the urban scene. It is one of the most customizable vehicles ever produced and not only are off-road accessories available but also thousands of luxurious upgrades. These upgrades can range from Italian leather interiors, led lighting, grille kits, navigation, and wheels. If you have a desired upgrade for one of our vehicles, Pacific Off-Road can likely source it. For larger projects, we can set you up with the professional outfitters at Rovalution Automotive.
2000 Defender 110 - Off-Roading in Squamish
Pacific Off-Road stands behind its product safety and reliability. Each vehicle will undergo a thorough vehicle inspection performed by Rovalution, the most reputable Defender service centre in Canada. This will ensure that vehicles are safe and mechanically sound. Rovalution guarantees all their repair work and offers a warranty for one year or 20,000 km.
Pacific Off-Road will offer a 90 Day Power-train Warranty on a recently sold vehicle. This will include a warranty on the motor, transmission, transfer-case, driveshaft and axels. The warranty will cover seized/sheared parts, failed head gasket, internal loss of coolant and power loss. Pacific Off-Road will not warranty damage done to a vehicle by off-road use. The warranty will not cover customer inflected damage, such as exposure to water or physical abuse. The warranty conditions will be covered in the purchase agreement.
Service Facility - Rovalution
We have a professional relationship with Rovalution Automotive, the most reputable Defender service center in Canada. Rovalution provides all of our mechanical repairs on Defenders sold at Pacific Off-Road. Each vehicle receives a thorough inspection to ensure it is in top mechanical condition. Each Defender also receives a full fluid service. This includes synthetic oil change, differential service, transmission and transfercase service, coolant flush, brake fluid flush and clutch fluid service. A copy of the inspection report and any repairs is available to all customers.
They are also the best choice for Defender owners looking to do a custom build or modifications.
867 3rd Street West, North Vancouver, BC V7P 1E2 Canada
Vehicles must be paid in full with a Bank Draft, certified cheque, wire transfer or cash at the time of purchase. The payment will be made out to Pacific Off-Road LTD. Pacific Off-Road does not accept trade-ins or consignment sales. Pacific Off-Road does not provide financing or leasing options.
In many cases, Defenders in transit from Europe will already have a buyer lined up. We offer the option to place a $20,000 refundable deposit for a desired arriving Defender. If the Defender does not meet your expectations upon personal inspection then the deposit can be returned in full. The deposit can also be returned if the arrival date exceeds what was agreed. For currently available vehicles, a non-refundable deposit of 10% of the agreed purchase price may be applied to hold a vehicle for up to two weeks.
We look forward to providing you with a unique, iconic Defender.