Lot 234 - 2015 Land Rover Defender 90 XS
|Odometer reading||55,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £33,250|
- One former keeper
- Well specified example
The Land Rover Defender was launched in 1948 and, incredibly, production only finished in January 2016 after a continuous run of 67 years. Outwardly, there is little to distinguish the post-1983 vehicles from the Series III Land Rover. A full-length bonnet, revised grille, plus the fitting of wheel arch extensions to cover wider-track axles are the most noticeable changes. Internally, coil springs offered a more comfortable ride and a permanent four-wheel drive system derived from the Range Rover featuring a two-speed transfer gearbox with a lockable centre differential. A modernised interior and a new series of progressively more powerful and modern engine characterised things under the skin.
Presented in Zermatt Silver with Santorini Black roof and bonnet this 90 hardtop Defender XS with six-speed manual gearbox boasts just one previous owner and was first registered April 2015. Supplied with original Land Rover high back heated leather seats, heated front and rear windows, air conditioning, full black Alcantara headlining, Bluetooth connection, five new BF Goodrich tyres with unmarked gloss black alloy Sawtooth wheels and mud flaps all around. The uprated look continues with gloss black KBX wing grilles along with black twisted steering guard, rear NAS step/towbar and billet aluminium window blocks. A Moto-lita steering wheel is fitted, however should you wish the ‘as new’ original Land Rover wheel is still available. Importantly, in addition to this there is a factory alarm plus a hidden kill/immobiliser switch and a full Land Rover expedition roof-rack and access ladder was installed from new. We are informed the underside of the car is in extremely good condition but as a preventative measure the vendor has had a full underbody Dinitrol treatment. Accompanied by a comprehensive main dealer/specialist service history this is a very attractive example.
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