1995 Land Rover Defender 90

1995 Land Rover Defender 90

Well-Maintained 45,000 Mile Manual Transmission Defender 90 Station Wagon.

Seller Asking: $99,000

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One of the most iconic vehicles ever made, the Land Rover Defender's lineage goes back to 1948 when the first Land Rover appeared. In the subsequent decades, the vehicle has earned its reputation as a hard-working and capable go-anywhere vehicle, whether it's in sub-Saharan Africa, the Australian Outback, farms in the English countryside, or the beaches of Nantucket.

The Series Land Rovers (the name Defender appeared in the 1980s) were last sold in the United States in the early 1970s, but starting in the 1993 model year, Land Rover North America brought over small numbers of Defenders to the US and Canada, powered exclusively by fuel-injected gasoline V8 engines, an option not offered elsewhere in the world at the time. 1993 examples were exclusively 4-door 110 station wagons, while in 1994, the Defender 90 was the only North American option. Aside from a small number of "Port of Entry" hard tops, they were exclusively soft top examples with removable canvas tops. For 1995, 500 hard top station wagons were brought over in addition to the soft tops. No Defenders were offered for the 1996 model year in North America, and for 1997, all were equipped with automatic transmissions and they lost the fabric houndstooth upholstery used on the earlier hard tops.

This particular 45,000 mile example has had three owners from new, and spent its early life in Virginia before being relocated to California. Its current owner took it with her when she moved to Austin, Texas in 2019. It has been dealer maintained during her ownership, and has recently had much of the engine resealed to address oil leaks. This included resealing the oil pan, replacing the rear main seal and valve cover gaskets, and also the bearing cap seals. Additionally considerable routine maintenance was performed by Land Rover of Redwood City prior to that including radiator hoses, brake master cylinder, power steering lines, and routine service.

The truck is in very good cosmetic condition and appears to be largely undisturbed, with nice straight panels and few cosmetic blemishes, Structurally vulnerable areas (and less problematic ones as well) are in very good condition and the body panels still display nice crisp spot welds. 

Included with it are the original tool roll and bottle jack.

VIN:
SALDV3289SA978414
Mileage:
45,000 Miles
Location:
Redwood City, CA
Title Status:
Clean
Body:
SUV
Engine:
3.9L V8
Transmission:
5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain:
Four Wheel Drive
Exterior Color:
Alpine White
Interior Color:
Black
Total Owners:
3
Carfax:
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Report summary:

A well-preserved Defender with extremely minimal corrosion and only minor issues. Light cosmetic wear in the form of some scuffs, chips, small dents, as well as the common corrosion on the hinge bolts and hinges of operable panels. Rubber front windscreen gasket shows cracking. Very light surface corrosion on some undercarriage components, some rubber suspension bushings have cracks. License plate lights and high beams are not operational, all other electrical components appear to be functional. Headliner sags some in the luggage compartment. Brake fluid due for replacement.


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