LAND ROVER DEFENDER 90 2.2 XS TDCI – LAST 4 WEEKS OF PRODUCTION
JUST ONE OWNER – BOWLER UPGRADES – VERY LOW MILEAGE
BEAUTIFUL UNMARKED BESPOKE INTERIOR
Electric windows, air conditioning, heated front seats, heated front/rear screens, central locking, 6 speed manual transmission, locking central diff, interior courtesy lighting, Mantec spare wheel carrier side mounted with tubular frame, towing hitch, heavy duty load area cover + carpeting, safari roof light panels, sliding rear windows, forward facing rear seats with fitted seat belts, rear stowage area securing eyes, ESP, Startech black leather sports steering wheel with contrast stitching detail, front cup holders, 12v socket, immobiliser, upgraded Alpine CDE – 133BT sound system, CD / radio MP3 RDS Bluetooth, Land Rover mud flaps, Bowler exhaust kit, tubular side steps with black chequer-plate, red highlighted chassis tow eyes, clear front lenses, high gloss black bumpers front/rear, mesh front grill lower insert, genuine TruckLite headlights, tinted rear privacy glass, locking fuel cap, Ebony and Pimento red leather upholstery with adjustable custom built Recaro front seats, Alcantara headlining, rear step bumper, rear grab handles, tracker fitted.
Bowler upgrades fitted by Harwoods Pulborough Land Rover: Pierced front bumper, sump guard, pierced side sills, perforated rear step, Bowler badging, 5 x Bowler 18”inch alloys.
Other additions By JE Motor Works: Bowler Exhaust Kit, JE Spec front /rear springs, Fox Def 90 SuperSport front/rear dampers valved to JE 90 Spec, Puma 2012+ re-map, 6 x NAS LED clear rear light lenses.
This, a genuine, original factory Station Wagon, is finished in gleaming sophisticated Santorini Black metallic, presenting to a very high standard, virtually blemish free, testimony to attentive ownership. Considered upgrades by the only owner from new, have enhanced the appearance, and help preserve this Defender in the fine order we see today.
A highlight of this premium example, striking a glorious contrast to the exterior, all the seats and upholstery remain in virtually as new condition. Indulgent yet still practical, the high quality Ebony and Pimento red leather upholstery is enhanced by contrasting red stitching to the seats, door cards and driver/ passengers dashboard binnacles. Even the door grab handles have been treated to the same high standard of finish. Original folding forward facing rear seats have head rests plus 3 point seat belts. The front seats are adjustable, and a special commission from Recaro to feature a lower side bolster, which aids entry/exit. The central stowage box has been leather covered to match the scheme, with added padding for the top arm-rest cushion, the interior now Alcantara covered, as is the charcoal headlining. All dials, switches and gauges operate totally as expected, simple to read and operate.
WHEELS AND TYRES
Currently fitted with an attractive full matching set of 5 x Bowler 18” inch Graphite Metallic alloys.
Tyres are all matching – BF Goodrich LT 265/65 R18 117/114R T/A KO2 Baja Champion All Terrain Traction M+S, with approx 10mm of tread depth in excellent condition
SERVICE HISTORY & PROVENANCE
Benefitting from a supplying Land Rover Main Dealer service regime, plus one specialist visit as follows:
Originally supplied by Hardwoods Pulborough – 05/03/2016
10/02/2016 – 5 miles – Harwoods Pulborough – PDI + Brake Fluid
13/04/2017 – 7506 miles – Harwoods Pulborough
04/05/2018 – 11,289 miles – Harwoods Pulborough – Major + Brake Fluid
01/03/2019 – 16,033 miles – Harwoods Pulborough – MOT + Visual Healthy Check / Report
15/03/2021 – 27,845 miles – AutoLogik Guildford – Service, engine + fuel system clean + flush
With just one owner from new, the original sales invoices and spec, Land Rover owner’s wallet, book pack and two keys with immobilisers are all present. Hpi clear with certificate available upon request.
THE DRIVE & ENGINE
Instantly recognisable, the iconic Land Rover Defender has been a virtually unaltered permanent feature on the rural U.K. landscape for nearly 40 years, and able to trace its underpinnings back even further. Now more refined, the 5th and final incarnation the L316, this 90 XS model is powered by the, Euro V-Compliant, 2.2 Ford derived direct injection Duratorq TDCi, ZSD-422 engine, and now incorporates a diesel particulate filter, which, to avoid damage when off-road, is cleverly housed in the engine bay. The standard unit develops around 122bhp @ 3500 rpm, with 266 lb/ft and 351 Nm of torque @ 2000 rpm. However our vehicle has been “Breathed upon” by the clever specialist technicians at JE Motor Works, and is now thought to develop around, a far more impressive, 180 bhp, providing a noticeable improvement in performance. Transmission is via a 6 speed GFT MT-82 manual gearbox, driving all 4 wheels, with diff-lock., while braking is effectively controlled by ventilated front discs/pads all round. The Defenders off-road capabilities are legendary; little can be added here, but with approach and departure angles of 47%, and a towing capacity of 3,500 kgs, the Defender has many peers, but few rivals. We strongly advise an early viewing.