When it was announced that the Land Rover Defender would be discontinued, there was an outcry from owners and enthusiasts the world over. Although now, there is an all-new model that bears the Defender badge, the new car fails to capture the same magic as the original. The old Defender’s hallmark was how many aftermarket parts were on offer, with the modification potential potentially limitless. This 1993 short-wheelbase Land Rover Defender 90 represents one of the most-loved body styles of the Defender. And with freshly-completed paint as well as other exterior additions, this Defender—located in Georgia—features a few upgrades that make it stand out.
This 1993 Land Rover Defender has been newly repainted in a deep shade of gloss-black. It features five new rims and new Goodyear tires (including the spare wheel). The theme, which includes the black wheels and tinted windows, follows an almost “murdered-out” approach to the exterior. The grille and sidesteps have been refreshed, while the taillights are smoked with upgraded headlights rounding things off externally. In true British-style, this is a right-hand-drive vehicle. On the inside, the Defender 90 has new seat covers and new door cards. It features the troop-carrier style rear seat layout, as well as a sunroof.
This Defender features the 2.5-liter 200Tdi turbo engine. This diesel-powered lump produces 107 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque, providing the Defender with enough power to cruise at highway speeds while giving the 4-cylinder enough torque to do well off-road. It features a standard manual transmission and transfer case.