LAND ROVER DEFENDER 90 XS HARDTOP L316 BY BOWLER
BOWLER FAST ROAD CONVERSION + STAGE 2 ENGINE TUNE 195bhp
SANTORINI BLACK – LOW MILEAGE
DESIRABLE BOWLER CONVERSION
18”inch Bowler Design alloys, locking wheel nuts with chrome caps, pierced custom built front bumper and side sills, twin spot-lights, custom wing vents, clear lenses LED lights and indicators front/rear, Bowler custom Bilstein steering damper, twin tone interior, central stowage compartment, customised gear + diff lock selector, heated seats, electric windows, heated front /rear screens, cup holders, CDE-1338T MP3 RDS Bluetooth, glass sunroof, Alcantara headlining, safari roof lights, interior courtesy lights, heavy duty rubber floor mats, spare wheel cover, heavy duty load area cover, rear door cargo netting, rear speakers, Momo Sports steering wheel, reverse camera, multi function rear view mirror, bowler Motorsport exhaust, air conditioning, locking fuel cap, jack + tool kit, 2 sets of keys with remote central locking fobs, fitted with Meta Trak deadlock +Tracker
Striking an impressive stance, the Bowler presents to a very high standard, finished in factory Santorini Black Metallic. Bodywork is extremely good, thankfully with little evidence of any stone chips, gravel rash or minor imperfections as usually found on vehicles of this age and mileage. The louvered wing vents, front mounted twin Lazer ST4 four gang LED spot lights, custom build pierced front bumper and side sills, 18”inch Bowler alloys, red chassis tow eyes, plus extensive Bowler badging, not only enhance the urban appeal, but also hint at this vehicles intentions and capabilities. The spare wheel and tyre are carried within the load space.
All interior surfaces and equipment remains in excellent condition, heated seats are still extremely supportive and virtually unmarked. The door cars and floor covering, which have been protected from new by heavy duty rubber floor mats, have avoided being damaged in any way. An Alcantara headlining, with courtesy light, provides a touch of luxury to the utility theme of the interior, although power windows, air conditioning and reverse camera incorporated into the rear view mirror, are all very welcome additions.
WHEELS AND TYRES
Gloss Black Bowler Design 18”inch multi-spoke alloys, all appear unmarked.
Chrome finished wheel nuts with locking wheel nut.
Tyres are B F Goodrich Baja All-terrain T/A – Front / Rear – 265/65 R18 with extensive tread
SERVICE HISTORY & PROVENANCE
Originally supplied by Lookers Land Rover Battersea – 15/10/2015
15/10/15 – 15 miles – Lookers Land Rover Battersea
28/10/2016 – 4692 miles – Lookers Land Rover Battersea – 12k mile service
23/12/20 – 20,162 miles – T.E. Elliott Land Rovers Ltd
13/05/21 – 21,709 miles – Bowler Motorsport Ltd – Brake Fluid, Gearbox oil, Brake pads+discs, Swivel seals replaced, N/S/F swivel replaced, N/S/F wheel bearing
28/09/21 – 23,133 miles – Hastingleigh Garage – Oil & Filters Service
With just three owners in total, supplied with two keys, owner’s handbooks and wallet, hpi clear with certificate available upon request
Bowler Fast Road Conversion, Stage 2 engine tune as used in their Rally Raid defenders producing 195bhp, Bowler Custom Intercooler, Bowler Custom Exhaust, Bowler Custom Bilstein Dampers, Bowler Exclusive Wheels, Bowler front + rear bumpers + skirts, double Lazer Lamps bumper mounted, MoMo Sports steering wheel.
(It is recommended that, all parties check and cross reference all dates/miles and details, to satisfy their own interests)
THE DRIVE & ENGINE
Instantly recognisable, the iconic Land Rover Defender has been a virtually unaltered permanent feature on the rural UK 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.