Originally Posted by Ocrracing
Sorry was talking 3k gbp Approx 4500us. I think Don't mind that much about bodywork. Not after anything spectacular looking, more a work horse Just need advice on best engine etc and what to look for Cheers for the reply
Are you seeking to buy a defender in the UK to keep in the UK?
This site is 99.9% American related defenders. We have a special market where pieces of crap are worth a fortune due to severe import restrictions.
My preference would be a 90 with 300tdi engine then 200tdi. I wouldn't mess with a v8. They are fragile if not cared for ... Have terrible mileage and are underpowered to make them worth while.
2.5TD as fitted to military trucks are noisy and slow.
Defenders rot out at the cross member at the back and footwells firstly. Then door bottoms, bulkheads and chassis mounts. They all leak oil and have a resident spider that likes in the back.