Lot 120 - 1985 Land Rover 90 County Station Wagon
|Odometer reading||76,200 miles|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £16,240|
The Land Rover Defender was developed in the 1980’s from the original Land Rover series that was launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show in April 1948. This four-wheel drive vehicle was the British equivalent of the American Willys Jeep. Built using a steel ladder chassis and aluminium bodywork the Defender gained a worldwide reputation for ruggedness and versatility.
The car on offer today is a genuine four-cylinder, petrol County Station Wagon with power steering in Trident Green. The seats are arranged with three forward facing and four inward facing in the rear. The rear seats fold away to allow for increased load space; this seat configuration is becoming rarer to find and offers fantastic practicality. All interior trim and carpets are present and in near perfect condition including the early type headlining in superb complete condition. The car comes with factory genuine rubber mats and new front footwell carpets. Most of the paintwork is original however some paintwork has been done recently on the front wings and bonnet due to a previous poor paint repair.
The car has been meticulously maintained over the years using genuine parts where possible. Some of the recent parts replaced include a new Weber carburettor, a fuel tank, shock absorbers, front door cards, front and rear mudflaps, headlamps and lamp lenses, fuel pump and an electronic distributor. This car has been extensively protected against corrosion including all welded seams on the bulkhead and the inside of the door frames; the vendor describes the car as very well preserved and driving perfectly. There is no serious corrosion and the bulkhead footwells, together with the chassis are in original condition. The wheels have been repainted and fitted with new General Grabber 7. 50x16 tyres.
The car featured as the main front page article in Classic Land Rover magazine in June 2021. The car will be serviced and supplied with a full MoT test certificate valid from May 2022. It also comes with previous MoT test certificates, various receipts, the original sales brochures, and a copy of the Classic Land Rover magazine in which it featured. This is a rare opportunity to acquire an early County version of the iconic Land Rover 90 in original and well-kept condition.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.