Lot 160 - 2005 Land Rover 90 County TD5

Lot 160 - 2005 Land Rover 90 County TD5

Lot 160 - 2005 Land Rover 90 County TD5

Lot Number 160
Registration YP55 TXX
Chassis Number SALLDVA575A706746
Engine Number 15P18977B
Odometer reading 48,250 miles
Estimate £23,000 - £30,000
Result Sold - £31,920
  • Cosmetically upgraded SWB example
  • Original un modified engine

The Land Rover Defender was developed in the 1980s 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.

This 2005 Land Rover SWB 90 with the 2.5 litre diesel engine is presented in black with matching wheels sitting on nearly new Cooper tyres, new Corbeau seats to the front and the rear seats changed for standard Bearmach seats creating a six-seat configuration. The owner has upgraded the exterior of this example to include side steps, a new front bumper, upgraded wheels with spacers, Bearmach LED Lights fitted all round, wheel arch covers, MOMO steering, new wing mirrors, handbrake lever, new mudflaps, rear step and rear windows tinted, and towbar. To the cabin with the new seats, we also find a modern Pioneer Stereo with Apple Car Play capabilities; it displays a reversing camera when engaged, has upgraded speakers and an adjustable base box subtly behind the centre armrest. The centre armrest box with Union Jack is a new addition, which is also lockable. The underside has been cleaned and dried, underseal treatment carried out and rear trailing arm bushes replaced with poly-bushes. Showing a remarkable 48,250 miles from new the servicing schedule has been 2008, 2015, 2021 (April), and then again in May 2021 when the car was serviced and all upgrades fitted. Due to the popularity security hinges, made by Optimill, have been fitted to the front doors and bonnet. A hidden button has been fitted and the ignition will not turn unless this button has been pressed whilst turning the key. This is coupled with a factory fitted alarm with the fob unlocking all doors. MoT’d until January 2023 we are informed it starts perfectly every time, cruises comfortably at 60mph and has importantly not been de-restricted or chipped for extra horsepower. The engine is standard so the new owner can benefit from an unmolested 2495 TD5 engine.

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