Lot 157 - 2012 Land Rover Defender Double Cab Pick-up
- Low mileage 2.2 TDCi
- Beautiful unmodified example
- Just two former keepers
The original Land Rover Series began production in Solihull in 1948 and until its decades-long production run ended in 2016, more than two million Defenders were produced, becoming a British automotive icon. Since production ceased, the revered model has been in increased demand from both collectors and those willing to use this tough, utilitarian vehicle in the way it was designed for. It was only in 1989, following the introduction of the all-new Land Rover Discovery, that the Defender received its own name. This was not only a marketing exercise; the new Defender received a raft of upgrades, along with a new turbo diesel engine that brought useful increases in power, torque, and fuel economy when compared with the old, normally aspirated diesel it was based on. Often boasting large ‘Defender’ logos, the Land Rover went through a continuous process of development, gaining disc brakes and power-assisted steering as standard during the 1990s, together with a host of other improvements.
This beautiful unmodified Land Rover was originally supplied 28th September 2012. The specification of this double cab includes side steps and a rear pick-up cover, alarm system, rubber mud flaps, under ride protection bar, upgraded steel wheels and new tyres and tow ball with drop plates and electrics. Presented in Keswick Green, this example boasts the three-seat rear bench making this a genuine five-seater with the pick-up rear. Very well maintained with a current MoT test certificate with no advisories, indeed a check online shows us that this car has never had a single advisory which is testament to care of ownership from its two previous keepers and our vendor. A six-speed manual gearbox powers the 2.2 TDCi engine and we are advised this low mileage example drives as good as it looks, it has clearly been a well-cared for example. Supplied with a V5C registration document and recently installed side steps. These robust, go anywhere vehicles have become increasingly desirable in recent years and this great utilitarian vehicle is sure to be one that catches the eye.
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