The present-day Land Rover Defender is more of a luxury SUV akin to the Land Rover Range Rover. It still retains its signature off-road capability and certain ruggedness, which it draws from the previous generation Land Rover Defender. The first generation Land Rover was first developed in 1983 and was produced until 2016. Initially, it was known as the Land Rover One Ten and Ninety but was revised to Land Rover Defender 110 and 90. The 110 and 90 denoted the wheelbase length respectively. Step into this iconic British-built 1987 Land Rover Defender that is in excellent condition and bears 167,000 miles on the odometer.
When the Defender was introduced, it was meant to be used by civilians and the military; its design was wholly utilitarian and devoid of fluff. This particular 1987 Land Rover Defender features a bright red exterior color finish. The front wheel and rear wheels arches are painted black to add a dash of contrast to the bright red. Starting with the hood, which features twin rugged aluminum trims flanking it, which is also used on the B pillars as well. The front is also host to a black-painted grille flanked by new headlights and auxiliary lights. The front bumper has been replaced with a custom black-painted unit that features a Tyrex heavy-duty winch. The rear has been transformed into a beach-style canopy with a new soft black top in black and white contrast stitching. It sits on a set of gloss black painted off-road wheels. The seller reports that the interior seats finished in black with diamond stitching, are all new, along with the seat belts in the rear and a complete reupholstering. The instrument cluster is still the original 90s-style affair with a 4-spoke black steering wheel.
Powering the 1987 Land Rover Defender is a 2.5L 200 TDi turbodiesel inline-4 engine coupled with a manual transmission. The seller also reports that a new cross member on the back chassis was added, exhausts were replaced, shock absorbers for the rear were replaced, and new rubber components for the suspension were replaced, along with a new master brake pump and new tires. A recent service was also performed for the 200 TDI engine.
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