Land Rover Defender. AUCTION FINISHED

A new 2.2-litre diesel engine replaces the 2.4-litre in the current Defender. Power, torque and economy remain unchanged. The new engine and a diesel particulate filter (DPF) enable the car to meet EU5 emissions regulations for Nitrous Oxide, Carbon Monoxide and Hydrocarbon emissions. 

While many modern diesel particulate filters require the car to be run regularly at high speeds to prevent them from clogging, Land Rover's DPF has been designed to remain clear even with consistent low-speed running handy if your Defender is plugging around the farm or country estate.

The Defender traces its ancestry back to 1948 and remains the granddaddy of off-roaders, the Morgan of the mud. Since launch, almost 60 years ago, the old Landie has had a few substantial upgrades – not least to coil springs, a few styling revisions and a revised chassis. The name ‘Defender’ is also relatively new, introduced when the Discovery was launched in 1990 (when suddenly there were two Land Rovers).

This Land Rover Defender 90 Hard Top is a smart utility-focused 4x4, which has been substantially revised to custom specification, and which is in very good order. Under the bonnet is a 2.2-litre inline-four diesel engine, tuned to around 122bhp and 265lb-ft of torque. This powers all four wheels via a six-speed transmission with a lockable centre differential and selectable low-range gearing for superior off-road performance. The odometer shows 35,297 miles and the car is in fantastic condition throughout.

First registered on September 2012, there is one previous keeper on the V5C log book, and it was acquired by the vendor in 2017. Since then, he has spent a significant amount on improving both the exterior and interior as can be seen in the photos.

Finished in Fuji White from the factory, the vendor advises that the finish presents very well. This Land Rover’s bodywork is presented in excellent condition, with straight panels and no signs of dents or other accident damage. The car has body coloured wing mirrors and side steps. Its exterior upgrades include the wood effect aluminium sills, rear corners, steering guard and roof rack. A matt black front grille and headlight surrounds also help to show an aggressive front end. The rear bumper is also the NAS spec.

It rides on 16x7 ZU Rim alloys finished in a unique Bronze colour. with black centre caps and black wheel nuts, which are in great shape, with no signs of scrapes or kerb damage. The vendor states that there are no known faults with the controls, switches or other electrics and there are no warning lights displayed on the dashboard.

These are sat on BF Goodrich All Terrain tyres which are almost new, These give a fantastic rugged look to the Defender.

Inside the cabin is a standard Land Rover spec with the centre console coloured in white. The steering wheel has been upgraded to a LR 3 spoke sports wheel. In the rear the cargo nets are fitted for storage and a rear lockable storage drawer. Despite its utility design, this Defender has been run and maintained as regular on-road road transport rather a workhorse.

Previous services were carried out at:

2013 @ 12,633 miles

2014 @ 24,211 miles

2015 @ 31,169 miles

Since 2015 the vehicle has been SORN and has done very little mileage in the last 5 years.

The most recent MOT test was in November 2020 at 35,295 miles.

The defender has become a bit of fashion icon in certain circles. Even those 4x4 Chelsea tractor haters say they’d never attack a Defender. It’s the sheer simple design and durability that makes it so appealing to generations alike. Unlike the Range Rover, it’s also a totally classless vehicle, just as likely to be driven by the governor as the gamekeeper.

This Land Rover Defender 90 Hard Top is a very smart custom 4x4, which not only boasts a uniquely tailored appearance, but which also has uprated mechanicals to improve the outright performance and road manners. For someone seeking a Defender with a difference, and an urban-biased setup, this could be the perfect match.

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