Lot 224 - 1987 Land Rover Defender 90 V8

Lot 224 - 1987  Land Rover Defender 90 V8

Lot 224 - 1987 Land Rover Defender 90 V8

Lot Number 224
Registration E66 ORL
Chassis Number SALLDVBV7AA306512
Engine Number 11D0034A
Odometer reading 179,863 miles
Result Sold - £23,800
  • Fully restored example
  • Photographic record of work
  • Eligible for export to USA

This 3.5 V8 is a fantastic example that stands out as one of the best we have seen. The list of works completed is extremely impressive. Rebuilt to the owners specification with most of the work being undertaken by the well-respected specialists Hardy engineering, and subject to a recent repaint by Land Rover approved bodyshop Fastlane, this Defender presents wonderfully in white with a retrimmed black interior and all new Mohair soft-top. It benefits from an upgraded stereo and has an all new full carpet set throughout. For extra security a battery cut-off has been fitted and for safety a full length, Land Rover specification roll cage has been added, along with a fire extinguisher and a centre cubby box.

The engine is a 3.5 litre V8 with Holley four-barrel carburettors and an Offenhauser manifold, a Lumenition ignition system including coil and Magnecore ignition leads. It is fitted with NGK spark plugs and a Facet red top electric fuel pump. The exhaust system is stainless steel including the manifolds. The car also benefits from a new water pump, starter motor, thermostat, viscous coupling and radiator, filled with Land Rover long life coolant.

The LT85 gearbox and transfer box have been fully rebuilt with new shafts and bearings and a complete new clutch. The front and rear differentials were rebuilt and new driveshafts were fitted front and rear. Both front swivel joints have been replaced as have the brakes which were rebuilt by Challenger 4x4, and now feature new discs and pads and new brake shoes to the rear.

The Land Rover Defender series is an enduring legend that is loved by enthusiasts internationally. This example has been rebuilt with no expense spared and is offered to auction with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until December 2022. Given the continued strength of the Defender market this example is worthy of any serious buyer.


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