This is a 1991 LHD Land Rover Defender 90 Station Wagon, built at the Land Rover factory in Solihull, England. This unit spent all its life in sunny Girona, Spain.
In late 2016, it was acquired by Defender&Friends as a clean, rust-free grey Defender 90 with cloth interior.
After six months of complete restoration, including ultra-luxurious upgrades, but still respecting the legacy of the Defender, it was shipped to North Carolina.
Its power comes from a 2.5L inline-four 200Tdi turbodiesel engine paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The truck is being sold with a clean North Carolina title in hand in the seller’s name as well as Spanish registration documents from the previous owner and a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate.
The original odometer shows just over 220K Kilometers (140k miles) and is believed to be accurate. Only 200 miles of testing have been put on it since its full restoration by Defender&Friends in Spain. (A new VDO odometer in miles is included).
Everything from mechanicals to electrics to suspension to interior has been either rebuilt or refurbished, so the truck is new in most respects.
The quality of the build and attention to detail speaks for itself.
All body parts are primed, base coated, color coated and lacquered. The colors they used are called: Porsche Slate Grey Metallic and Porsche dark grey
- Front bumper with sport lamps, LED daytime running lights and TD5 end caps.
- Bonnet Puma Style with insulation Kit
- KBX Front Grille Headlight Upgrade Kit
- LED Lights all around
- Top air intake set KBX Hi-Force Wing (Santorini Black)
- Side intake KBX Sport (Santorini Black)
- Side steps ebony and ivory, fire & ice style
- Wheel arch kit
- New Wheel/Tire Package:
- Wheels 18x8 Black gloss Sawtooth Alloy
- Tires Cooper discoverer stt pro 275/70/R18 125K
- Rear bumper Terrafirma
- Tow electrics N Type 12N 8 core single socket assy & Tow ball.
- Rear Camera iBeam Te-sbc small waterproof bullet camera
- Terrafirma spare wheel carrier (Installed after the picture was taken)
Handmade leatherette reupholster dash, all doors and cubby box.
Premium carpet (black floor and gray roof)
Full thermal and acoustic insulation was added, as was a new sound system.
- Alloy Gear Knob for main and transfer box
- Gaiter LT77 Black leather
- STARTECH Aluminium pedal set
- Croytec billet aluminium clock rurround set (Silver)
- Steering Wheel 15" MK4 B/A Leather rim flat
- Steering wheel boss hub adapter
- Radio & GPS Pioneer AVIC-5201NEX In-Dash Navigation AV Receiver with 6.2” WVGA Touch screen Display
- Battery gauge
- Switches & Controls
Rear seats: exMoor Full package to add two forward facing seat complete with seatbelt and mounting brackets to the load area, Finished in Black leatherette.
LED interior courtesy lights
Rear door stay kit
Premium carpet (black floor and gray roof)
- Engine: Fully remanufactured Engine from Turner Engineering specialist in UK.
200TDI diesel stripped engine assembly. (Long block): The 200TDI engines are built with a remanufactured block casting, crankshaft, conrods and cylinder head assembly. New Kolben Schmidt pistons, new main bearings, conrod bearings, etc…
Performance cylinder head: Fully remanufactured to include gasflowed inlet & exhaust ports. Complete with valves & springs assembled. Benefits: Better volumetric efficiency. 8 - 10 BHP, some customers claim a fuel saving of approx. 2 mpg. Smoother running especially at higher rpm. Better low to mid speed pulling.
- OEM Brake calipers and Terrafirma Brake Pads
- Stainless steel brake hose kit
- Shocks and springs Terrafirma front & rear +2” Adjustable (soft-medium-duty)
- New Polyurethane bush kit
- Exhaust: full line (front, middle and rear)
- Steering guard and fixing KIT satin black coated
- Axle diff guard front and rear
The LT 230 transfer box have a fixed set of new parts including a new taper roller bearings, the centre diff is checked and changed if necessary then shimmed up. Once the new parts are picked the first step in the build process is to lay the parts out on the bench for inspection, the gears are closely inspected paying particular attention to the condition of the centre diff and the wear pattern on the gear teeth.
When we rebuild a LT77 Gearbox, the unit is stripped down, washed in both Safety clean and hot wash tanks then the casings are shot blasted with glass bead, then painted. Once "Prepped" the stripped unit is sent to the build area in a plastic tub.
The boxes have a fixed set of new parts including bearings, baulk rings, gaskets and seals, approx 95% have a new mainshaft due to the spline wear they suffer from. Once the parts are picked the first step in the build process is to lay the parts out on the bench for inspection, the gears and shafts are closely inspected paying particular attention to the condition of the dogteeth and the wear pattern on the gear teeth.
Once built, the units are stamped with a number and a spec sheet filled out giving us info on the unit specification, who built it, when it was built and exactly what parts were fitted.