1985 Land Rover Defender
1985 Land Rover Defender
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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    Classic Trucks
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    118,000 miles
  • Engine
    4 Cylinder Turbo
  • Condition
    Very Good
  • Doors
  • Drivetrain
    All wheel drive
  • Transmission
    5 Speed Manual
  • Exterior Color
  • Interior Color
  • Seat Color

Classic Car Overview

Chassis: SALLDVBC8AA238482
118,000k Miles Shown, TMU
-Factory left-hand drive
-Upgraded to 2.5-Liter 200Tdi -Turbodiesel Inline-Four by Platinum Auto (KY)
-Recent upgrade to R380 Five-Speed Manual Transmission by Eurosport (AZ)
-Dual-range transfer case
-Green paint
-Black vinyl upholstery
-Brand new windshield from Rovers North
-16" steel wheels
-Four-wheel disc brakes, new booster and lines installed by Eurosport (AZ)
-Recent power steering box, damper box w/adaptor and lines
-Recent fuel lines
-New injectors and glow plugs
-Recent valve cover gasket, main seal, pinion seal, transfer case seal, transmission mount, pitman and drag link, heavy duty tie rod, ball joints and front hubs
-Recent aftermarket radiator and OE housing, coolant pump and thermostat
-New axle housings front and rear with upgraded 24 spline Axles installed by Eurosport (AZ)
-Drop-down tailgate-ready rear cross member
-Modern LED lights and recent wiring
-Glass fuse panel replaced with modern blade fuse box
-Center facing rear Jump Seats
-Factory trailer hitch and towing wire harness

This 1985 Land Rover 90 is a factory left-hand-drive example that is powered by a replacement 2.5-liter 200Tdi turbodiesel inline-four, which sends power to all four wheels through a five-speed R-380 manual transmission and a two-speed transfer case. It is finished in green over black vinyl upholstery, and equipment includes 16 steel wheels, four-wheel disc brakes, LED headlights, rear jump seats, and a factory drop-down tailgate ready cross member for easy conversion to soft-top/beach cruiser. The truck was imported from Italy to the United States in late 2018 by Platinum Auto Sales in Kentucky and purchased in March of 2019 by the current owner. The vehicle was garaged when not in use in Phoenix, AZ until the owner relocated to Lawrence Kansas in 2021. This 90 is now offered with all service records and a clean Arizona title.

The body has been re-finished in Heritage/Grasmere green and its removable hardtop features a white-finished roof. Additional equipment includes a Brit-part center console with cup holders, factory dark mode light switch, modern LED lighting, updated 24-spline axles with disc brakes on all four wheels, drop down tailgate ready rear cross member and dual side mirrors as well as paint matching wheel arch flares.
16 steel wheels, painted to match the roof are wrapped in 235/85 all-terrain tires. A spare is mounted on the rear door. Braking is handled by four-wheel discs and recent lines and booster.

The cabin features individual front seats that have been reupholstered in black vinyl and are complemented by a matching dashboard, door panels, and rubber floor mats. Additional equipment includes inward-facing rear jump seats, a center console and an aftermarket battery cut-off switch. Photos show scratches and dings around the cabin as well as minor repairs made to the dash.

All gauges, including a 120-mph speedometer and indicator lights are in working order. Factory dash clock currently does not function. 12-volt plug is functional. The six-digit odometer shows 118k miles, and true mileage is unknown.

The replacement 2.5-liter 200Tdi turbodiesel inline-four was installed by Platinum Auto in Kentucky and the LT77 transmission was later updated to an R380 by Eurosport in Phoenix, AZ.
Power is sent to all four wheels through a five-speed R380 manual transmission and a dual-range transfer case. Factory 10-spline axles were updated to 24-spline axles by Eurosport in Phoenix, AZ.
The VIN tag is shown above, and is also visible on the passenger side near the door sill. The VIN is confirmed by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and decodes as follows:
SAL Land Rover manufacturer
LD To 1990 = Ninety
V 90/92.9 wheelbase
B Ninety = 3 door station wagon
C Ninety = 2.5 Naturally Aspirated, 4 Cylinder, Diesel (12J NA)
8 LHD Ninety To 1993: 5 Speed, LT77/LT77S/LT85, Manual
A 1985 model year (up to 1987)
A Solihull, UK assembly
238482 Serial number

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