1995 Land Rover Defender
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In 1983 Land Rover debuted their new Defender, based on the earlier "Series" Land Rovers, it was their updated answer to the Willys Jeep based trucks they had been building since the 1940s but with more of an eye to creature comforts. This was no small task as it also needed to maintain the serious off road credentials that Land Rover had become so well known for. With the introduction of items such as coil springs, an updated interior, progressively more powerful engines and in 1984, roll up windows, the Defender became the automatic choice for outdoor adventurers and English farmers alike.
As with many cult classics of this era, a tremendous amount of aftermarket support has sprung up around them to help owners build their vehicles out to their individual specification. This 1995 Land Rover Defender is a perfect example of all of the things you can do to outfit one of these trucks for greater comfort while maintaining all of the coveted utility. This Defender 90 originates from Italy and upon arriving in the US in 2021, it was sent to Outland Defender in Kentucky, where the consignor found and purchased the truck. When this truck was new in 1995, it was specified as a short wheel base "90" with the well known 300TDi turbo diesel inline 4. This engine became notorious in period for its stout build quality and stump pulling power and was one of the first diesels from Land Rover that is easily able to cruise with modern traffic. This example has been enhanced to perform even better with the addition of an EGR delete, straight pipe exhaust, enhanced Alisport double wall intercooler and oil breather along with a new Alisport expansion tank. These modifications dont add a tremendous amount of power but make this Land Rover a much more reliable vehicle that will provide power in all weather and you wont have to worry about notorious ERG issues. The transmission has been upgraded with a Red Booster servo clutch kit which eases clutch effort and will make the car much easier to drive in traffic. Never a car known for their handling, this Defender was upgraded with an Anti-Roll kit which includes sway bars as well as the related bolts and bushings which help matters in that department significantly. A set of XTR1 18" Black wheels with matching spare have been fitted along with a knobby set of BFGoodrich K02 Tires which make it fantastic off road.
Since the Defender was originally built as a farming truck, the interior was notoriously sparse- a few vinyl or cloth covered seats with rubber floors so you could hose out the dirt and mud. Although the functionality of that is great, it isnt a particularly pleasant place to spend your time- thankfully when this Defender went in for upgrades, the interior was addressed as well. The job began with the installation of Kilmat sound deadening which makes the echoey cabin nice and quiet, over that an Exmoor premium carpet kit was put in to give the truck a more luxurious feel inside. Beautiful Black leather sport seats with red diamond stitched accents and seat heaters were installed up front as was a 300 watt sound system with a touchscreen infotainment center. A 3-piece leather dash was installed with stitching to match the seats and a Momo 3-spoke steering wheel looks great and is a massive improvement over the stock 2-spoke unit. The interior throughout the car has a beautiful, upscale look and makes this Defender an especially pleasant place to be. Overall, the car has been well modified to be a much more enjoyable car both on and off road and maintains the classic, rugged look that these trucks have become known for!
300TDi Diesel Engine
AliSport Double Wall Intercooler
AliSport Oil Breather
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Red Booster Servo Clutch Kit
Slick Shift Transmission Shift Reducer
Kilmat Sound Proofing
Exmoor Premium Carpet Kit
Full Rear Bulkhead Delete
Sound System With Double-Din Infotainment
MUD UK Plastic Corner Inserts and Reverse Camera
Heated Front Seats
RXI Low base Leather Front Seats
Sliding Rear Side Windows
Lucari Center Cubby Box
Leather Wrapped Grab Handles
MOMO 14" Steering Wheel
Puma Dashboard With Leather Cover
AC LHD Puma 6-Switch Dashboard
Modified Gear Shift
Heat/AC Combo Under Bonnet Unit
Terrafirma Center Steering Damper
Swing Away Spare Tire Carrier
Door/Hood Hinge Kit
LED Light Conversion
XTR1 18" Gloss Black Wheels
BFG K02 Tires
Undercarriage Treated With Raptor Liner
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Vehicle History Report
- Classic Car ID101816392
- Stock NumberC2107
- CategoryImport Classics
- Body StyleSUV
- Mileage3 miles
- Exterior ColorDark Red
- Interior ColorBlack
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