Known as the ‘go everywhere vehicle,’ the Land Rover Defender is one of the most utilitarian and iconic vehicles in the world’s automotive history and continues to remain a relevant name today. However, much has changed since the Series 1 left the factories in the Fifties. Modern Land Rovers come equipped with all sorts of electronic driver assist systems to make traversal in rough terrain efficient, quick, and convenient. But for those who want a more ‘raw experience’ to truly connect with the vehicle and conquer the elements, this 1986 Land Rover Defender 90 is a great choice. Reportedly sporting a number of amenities and upgrades, this ‘Landie’ gives both the tactile experience of a classic Land Rover and a range of modern conveniences and luxuries. Not only that, it also is right hand drive, just the way the British designed the Land Rover to be.
Circling around, the silver paint immediately catches your eye, glinting in the sun. The Puma hood and fender flares bring an aggressive look to the Land Rover. Reportedly sporting a 1” lift kit, it is tastefully elevated to complement the upgrades. Of course, that’s not all. Stepping inside, the dashboard is the typical utilitarian aesthetic you would expect of a Land Rover, reportedly a 2010 TD5 one to be exact. Additionally, there are a few other creature comforts added. For example, the added customized touchscreen operated stereo system supports Apple CarPlay for added functionality and multimedia. Of course, with the custom mounted marine speakers and custom subwoofer behind the driver’s seat there’s nothing stopping you from blasting your favorite tunes on the highway or while conquering the wilderness. With the windows tinted, you won’t have to worry about the glare from the sun either.
Reportedly, this Land Rover came with a 200Tdi engine from the factory, but was swapped for the 300Tdi, which is said to be smoother and quieter than the 200. It also reportedly comes with a few other upgrades, including a new fan and a new clutch master cylinder. Power is delivered to the wheels using a 5 speed manual transmission, and with the seller reporting of recently installed rear brake calipers, should provide ample stopping power too.
1986 Model Year Land Rover Defender 90 Silver exterior Black interior 5 speed manual transmission 300Tdi swapped, Original motor was the 200Tdi 1" Lift Kit 2010 TD5 Dashboard Customized touch screen stereo with apple car play and XM Custom mounted marine speakers in rear Custom mounted subwoofer behind driver seat Puma Hood Fender flares Right hand drive Recently installed rear brake calipers - reported by seller New fan installed New clutch master cylinder New fuel pump Window tint