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Old May 24th, 2015, 08:24 PM
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1990 Ninety County (not Defender!)

Hey guys and girls,

It is killing me to do this, but I'm thinking of selling my Land Rover Ninety County Spec V8. We have just moved to Washington, D.C. with the British Embassy, but we've been moved into a house with no garage. So, unfortunately I think this vehicle should go to someone who can keep it garaged in the winter.

I have imported this recently and I have titled and registered the vehicle in my name. All taxes and duty have been paid.

When I found out I would be moving out here, I sold my 1996 Defender 90 300 Tdi and spent 6 months looking for a good defender to take out with me. I bought this one before it was exportable but it took a very long time to find one that wasn't a complete dog. After looking for a long time, and finding lots of vehicles that needed too much work, I eventually stumbled across this one. So, to the vehicle:

It is a 1990 Ninety (registered in March, approximately 5 months before the name changed to Defender). It is completely original, numbers matching and un-restored. It has a hair over 70k miles on the clock which I can verify with a comprehensive and exhaustive service history. From my investigations in the UK, I found that the vehicle was owned by a lady in Cheltenham who I think used it around her stables. She didn't spare any expense on its maintenance. She sold it to a local gentleman who kept it for a few years before it went to a collector in Scotland. This chap was building a house when his builder went bankrupt causing him to have to sell the vehicle to free up some cash. I bought it off him last year.

The V8 runs exceptionally well and pulls cleanly in all gears. The service history confirms that the car hasn't gone more than 6k miles between oil changes. The LT85 gearbox is the original unit and changes well. Due to its mileage, it does have some layshaft whine, but it is better than some LT85s that I have driven with half the mileage.

It sits on the original chassis which has had a replacement rear cross-member. It will need waxoil later in the summer, but in its current condition it is clear that there is no rust on the outriggers, or anywhere else for that matter.

The body wears its 25 year-old paint and county decals honestly. There is some oxidisation in the usual places. Personally, I would be reluctant to respray the whole vehicle for fear of loosing that originality. The windscreen looks new, as does the seal. The doors are pretty solid (much better than my 1996 Defender). The bulkhead appears to be in the original condition with no sign of oxidisation from the outside.

The wheels are my favourite part of the vehicle. They are original-to-type Rostyles which I have had banded 1" by a specialist company in the UK. By doing this, the rims can now be shod with new, Land Rover dealer default, Goodyear MT/Rs 235/85 R16s. They look incredible and the offset is perfect. With this radius tyre, interstate speeds are very achievable.

The steering rack is very well adjusted and is one of the nicest setups I've ever driven on any Defender, regardless of age. It has little to no play in it.

The drive train has a small amount of backlash in it, but no more than should be expected. I've replaced one worn UJ.

The interior is where this vehicle really stands out. I've put in a brand new Exmoor Trim carpet set in the front and rear. I had the carpet custom made by Exmoor Trim because they didn't sell anything which would accommodate the LT85. I think that was perhaps the reason that I found it impossible to find a V8 defender with a good interior! I've also retrimmed the front seats with Exmoor Trim foam and covers (original specification). The rear 4 inward facing seats are original and look great, especially when atop of the new load area carpet.

The original tool roll and jack are included.

I've replaced the nasty aftermarket radio with a genuine LR item and I've refurbished the cubby box. I've also replaced the rear windscreen heater switch with an original item (which alone cost $70!). At the moment, the rear wiper is inoperable, but I expect I will get that sorted this summer.

Please don't be under the impression that this is a concourse car. It is, however, a low milage and original County spec vehicle which can be driven everyday. I have put a couple of thousand miles on it since I have owned it and worked out most of the little niggles. The last thing I did before shipping it out was send it to a trusted local land rover specialist for a full service and bill of health at a cost of 850 (~$1,300). I have full confidence in the vehicle.

So, if you are interested in the vehicle please let me know. I'm in no massive rush to sell it, so I thought I would open it up to the knowledgable community before opening the sale up on the usual places.

Sensible offers to reflect the value of the car and work invested are invited. I can arrange shipping at the buyer's expense.



































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Old May 24th, 2015, 08:25 PM
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Another video of the vehicle running.
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Old May 24th, 2015, 08:30 PM
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Videos on youtube incase the upload didn't work:

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Holy cow that's awesome!
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Old May 24th, 2015, 09:05 PM
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Now that the videos have processed, I'm not sure why it sounds like the phone is submerged in water!!! For what it's worth it sounds much smoother than the video suggests!
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Old May 24th, 2015, 09:24 PM
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Very similar to mine, except it's 5 years newer. GLWS!

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Old May 24th, 2015, 09:34 PM
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If anyone on the board has a serious interest in this, I'd be happy to look at it since I'm local.
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Old May 24th, 2015, 10:01 PM
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Please post a price per the rules unless I missed it.
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Old May 24th, 2015, 10:05 PM
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Please post a price per the rules unless I missed it.
I saw "where applicable", hence leaving it open to offers. Apologies for the faux pas.

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Old May 25th, 2015, 02:10 AM
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Can't you just bring over whatever vehicle you choose, since you are attached to the embassy? Diplomatic privileges go a long way.
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Old May 25th, 2015, 02:21 AM
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Can't you just bring over whatever vehicle you choose, since you are attached to the embassy? Diplomatic privileges go a long way.
I was thinking that too! That's my understanding of how the military operates (for on base vehicles), but I'm not sure about the diplomatic core. Too bad HRC isn't still in State! (JK) As she has "a lot of old friends," and I'm sure it would cost that much to become one of them! ;-)

But don't get us wrong, we are all pleased to see such a nice and very original (and legally importable) 90 offered up. Glwts
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Old May 25th, 2015, 04:54 AM
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Can't you just bring over whatever vehicle you choose, since you are attached to the embassy? Diplomatic privileges go a long way.
I can't speak to how we treat diplomats in the US, but can speak toward how those of us under diplomatic status are treated elsewhere and in a word; no.

Plenty of rules/regulations about what is legal for even temporary registration even if you are rocking a black passport. I can only assume our amazing capacity of bureacracy is just as good as other countries-especially since that appears to be privately registered in VA vice diplomat tags...and we all know how great the commonwealth is (in fact I just sent them a question this am asking why I would pay Charlottesville taxes for a vehicle that isn't in the US and is not registered in Va at this time).
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Fantastic truck BTW, I'm kinda glad I'm posted out here while you throw this up back there otherwise I'd be seriously considering what moves I'd have to make to get this authorized by the wife.
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Old May 25th, 2015, 09:15 AM
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Can't you just bring over whatever vehicle you choose, since you are attached to the embassy? Diplomatic privileges go a long way.
Sadly not in my case. The only perk I get is an exemption from property tax due to being in a NATO military force. I've paid for the import costs, duty and sales tax myself as you're all probably aware, it all adds up!
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nice parking job!

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Old May 27th, 2015, 09:56 AM
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Looks like it is parked at Pedro's place - funny - this is a great looking vehicle, and priced well, GLWS!
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Old May 27th, 2015, 10:58 AM
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Gavin - as you put it, it's no Concours truck. Why not keep it? My '95 RRC sat on my driveway in McLean exposed to the sun for ~10 years until I finally got off my arse last July and had her brought back to life. Window finishers are ok, but will eventually be replaced, and there's a 'patina' to her, but I have no regrets. Granted, the 90 is new to you, so there isn't much sentimental value, but I guarantee you will miss driving her once she's gone. You'll have regrets and probably end up looking for another Landy with God-knows what problems. This is a known entity to you, I'd keep her. Just my .02.
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Looks like it is parked at Pedro's place - funny - this is a great looking vehicle, and priced well, GLWS!
I had to look twice... But looks like Jason's neighborhood.

I swear this one looks like my place
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Old May 27th, 2015, 08:32 PM
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Thanks everyone for the good luck messages and the complements!

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Gavin - as you put it, it's no Concours truck. Why not keep it? My '95 RRC sat on my driveway in McLean exposed to the sun for ~10 years until I finally got off my arse last July and had her brought back to life. Window finishers are ok, but will eventually be replaced, and there's a 'patina' to her, but I have no regrets. Granted, the 90 is new to you, so there isn't much sentimental value, but I guarantee you will miss driving her once she's gone. You'll have regrets and probably end up looking for another Landy with God-knows what problems. This is a known entity to you, I'd keep her. Just my .02.
I'm teetering on a knife edge with the sale if I'm brutally honest. I've owned or worked on these cars since I was 14 and this one is great fun. But, I've just moved to America with my family, maybe I should try something that I can't easily get hold of back home? Like an early piece of Detroit iron, or maybe even an FJ60?! I don't know, it's early days yet!
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