1997 Land Rover Defender
1997 Land Rover Defender

1997 Land Rover Defender


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Introducing the 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 NAS a rare and iconic off-road gem thats packed with history and adventure. What makes this Defender 90 truly unique is its model year, marking the end of an era in the United States. In 1997, Land Rover bid farewell to the Defender due to changing safety and emissions regulations, making these vehicles increasingly scarce and highly collectible.Built for rugged exploration, the Defender 90 is a true off-road champion. With a sturdy ladder frame chassis, solid axles both front and rear, and a versatile two-speed transfer case, its ready to conquer even the most challenging terrains. Its compact 90-inch wheelbase adds to its agility, making it an ideal companion for off-road adventures.Under the hood, youll find a robust 2.5-liter turbocharged diesel engine known for its durability and impressive torque. Paired with a manual transmission, this Defender offers a hands-on driving experience cherished by off-road enthusiasts and those who appreciate manual gearboxes.Inside, the interior is straightforward and functional, designed with a focus on utility. It can comfortably accommodate six passengers and keeping the off-road focus intact.What sets this particular 1997 Defender 90 apart is the extensive work done to ensure its readiness for the next owner. Both the front and rear differentials have been meticulously rebuilt with high-quality parts from Rovers North. Components like rear axle spindles, seals, gaskets, and a front swivel ball housing gasket have been replaced. The heart of the differential, the Rovers North differential assembly boasting a 3.54 gear ratio, enhances its performance. Critical elements like hub bearings, inner and outer seals, drive flange gaskets, and lock washers have been replaced with care, ensuring this Defender is primed to conquer any terrain.Furthermore, the steering system has received meticulous attention, with the pitman arm and tie rod assembly rejuvenated using top-quality components from Rovers North. The steering track rod assembly ensures precise control, while threaded ball joints enhance responsiveness. A drop ball joint further optimizes steering performance, making this Defender agile and dependable both on and off the road.Lastly, the clutch assembly and rear main seal have been replaced. A Rovers North diesel clutch kit, complete with a throw-out bearing, ensures smooth engagement. Precision during installation is guaranteed with the use of a Rovers North clutch alignment tool and pilot bushing. To bolster the clutch assemblys durability, a throw-out bearing retainer has been added. Engine sealing has also been addressed, preventing oil leaks and ensuring the engines long-term health.Its more than a vehicle; its a piece of automotive history ready to embark on its next adventure with confidence and reliability. Dont miss your chance to own a piece of Land Rovers legacy and experience the thrill of off-road exploration in this exceptional Defender 90.

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    Modern Performance
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    124,941 miles
  • Engine
  • Transmission
    5-Speed Manual
  • Exterior Color
  • Interior Color

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