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Old March 1st, 2007, 09:41 PM
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Anyone have $55K laying around...


Very interesting! (So there's no confusion, this isn't mine nor do I know who it belongs to.)

Rare Land Rover Defender 90 soft top DIESEL! - $55900

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Date: 2007-03-01, 7:09PM EST

I am selling a 1-of-A-Kind 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 TDI (turbo diesel)
This is the truck that has been featured in many articles and publications.

I am selling the most capable Defender 90 on the planet.

I am the original owner of this British Racing Green 1997 Land Rover Defender. It is a north American spec 90 that has been heavily modified for both on an off road performance.

This truck was delivered with the normal 4.0 liter V8. @ 46,000 mile (or there about), I did a well publicized V8 to diesel conversion. This was a long and very expensive process with all of the OEM engine, transmission and north american frame spec mods. We went with the Land ROver, BMW redesigned 2000/2001 300TDI. The truck is hot, bulletproof, runs great and has a incredible off and on road prowess. Instead of the 8 MPG i was getting with the V8 and large tires...I now get about 22MPG. (with stock sized tires, I would guess the MPG would jump up to 32MPGish. The body is in very good D90 condition. some small corrosion, small dings and minor paint/finish all typical of this vintage and automobile. The truck is my current daily driver and has been since I purchased it new from Land Rover Peabody. (MA) current millage is aprox. 125k.

Other mods include, (but are not limited to):

111.3 BHP
195 lb/ft of torque (from 1800 rpm virtually onward)!

Heavy duty ZF 4 speed automatic transmission (European tdi Land Rover Discovery transmission)

ARB locking differentials front and rear
ARB compressor and custom Land Rover OEM switching kit
Ashcroft 4:10 gear set

Deep water fording kit, extended breathers for all diffs and crank case into the snorkel
Raised air intake (a.k.a. snorkel - some rust)

Custom stainless spacers 1/2" and 3/4" - Land Rover Heavy Duty Euro-Disco coil springs
Bilstein shocks - lifetime warrantee
Custom Rovers North bumper kit

Body Armor and skid plates and recovery equipment:
Land Rover black aluminum wing protectors. (diamond/tread plate)
custom ARB bumper, 2 Camel Trophy hitches
custom steel rock sliders with jack points
Southdown uk steering, front diff. and rear differential skid plate system (1/2" steel plate)
Southdown USA powder coated rear fuel tank skid plate
Safari Guard rear bumperettes
(full Land Rover NAS roll cage)
Super Winch Husky 10 Winch
Husky stainless steel cable
Super Winch heavy duty roller fair lead
Camel Trophy floating recovery ring
Dixon Bates Military pintle
Land Rover NATO steel wheel set. (basically bulletproof)
36" Super Swamper radial tires

Optima D31 yellow top battery (brand new)
Custom stainless steel 1", black powder coated seat rail / lifters
Rovers North stainless steel mesh grill
New Rovers North soft top roof being installed

(the truck is currently being serviced having bumpers and sliders sand blasted and repainted with Rino-Liner.)

Nearly $100k invested - must sell $55k, Local delivery - The vehicle and more pictures (i will need to take some shortly) can be made available upon request - serious inquiries only please)

Certified funds or Cash only - local sale please.

email me as I will post on ebay in a couple of days if this does not sell here.

Thank you.
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Old March 1st, 2007, 10:00 PM
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it sounds nice, but with $55K i could build a much much better diesel 90
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Old March 1st, 2007, 10:07 PM
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The worlds most capable 90 has 36's lockers and stock axles?
'73 SeriesIII coiler,"The Goat", Daihatsu 2.8TD,Santana,Ashcroft,ARB's,etc., now SOLD
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