*Detailed photos still to come.
I never thought this day would come. Like many of you, I had every intention to keep this Defender forever. The need for a rear seat is the main driving factor for this sale. My boys want to come on my adventures and the Defender only has two seats. I love this truck and to say that I am sad to see it go is an understatement.
This truck attracts attention. If you’re not comfortable with it, don't buy it. Occasionally people will wave, give thumbs up out the window while driving on the freeway, walk into telephone poles or blow kisses at you. It’s a real head-turner. Get used to it. The body color is Bronze Green and Limestone. Although this color combination looks great and gets a lot of comments, it is not the original color of the vehicle. The truck was originally Arles Blue.
This is not a creampuff garage queen. It has been places. It has gone off road. It has dings, dents, flaking paint and brush rash. That said, I have spared no expense keeping it in perfect mechanical running condition. All known imperfections have been taken into account when pricing this vehicle. I have a slight case of OCD and am extremely detail oriented. You could call me an obsessive parts-replacer. I have spared no expense to ensure that the vehicle is kept in mechanically perfect condition.
Although I am posting this up for sale now, it is not quite yet ready for delivery. I need time to get it ready. Please expect 4-6 weeks before delivery. I will post up more detailed photos of the interior and exterior of the truck as they become available. I know that I will deeply regret selling this Defender so I am including the stipulation of FRR (First Right of Refusal) in the sale of this vehicle. If the next owner ever decides to sell this truck, I have first right of refusal.
Number 219 has a unique history. It was purchased in 1996 at a dealership as a brand new 1995 NAS Defender 90. This vehicle is rare, not just because it had a brand new 300tdi installed in 2004, but because Rovers North performed the installation. I have all the paperwork for it. $24,000 was spent on the engine and transmission swap. This particular 300tdi engine is also unique in that it was one of the last 300tdi engines to come off the assembly line in South America before production ended in 2006. It was brand spanking new when it was installed. As of today the engine and R380 drivetrain only has 70k miles on it. Axles and transfer case has 114k.
I have tracked milage and fuel economy for the entire length of my ownership. The fuel economy of his 300tdi averages around 15.5 mpg in the city and 21.9 on highway. Once on a downhill with headwind, in a hurricane I got 28.7 mpg. When I purchased it in 2008 I had the chassis steam cleaned and Waxoyled. Inside the chassis as well as inside all doors. The chassis is in excellent condition and completely rust free. There's a rust spot inside the rear crossmember on the right hand side, as with most Defenders this age, by poor design unfortunately. To the best of my knowledge all known imperfections are listed below.
In 2012 I replaced the timing belt and in 2013 I installed a ceramic coated Garrett GT-22 VNT Turbo and ceramic coated manifold and down-pipe. The truck got new shoes in 2015. In 2016 I installed an Allisport
full width aluminum radiator and intercooler assembly which, besides the weight savings, keeps the engine at perfect running temperature over long drives, regardless of conditions. Last year I also installed two amazing Scheel-Mann
seats which are, without question the most comfortable seats I’ve ever sat in. They are worth every penny. These seats are the Land Rover Edition, so the seat base hinges up for seat box access.
Engine and Drivetrain
70k on engine and drivetrain since new.
114k on axles and transfer case
300tdi with ceramic coated VNT Turbo
Ceramic coated exhaust manifold and down-pipe.
New full width Allisport radiator and intercooler with silicone hoses
GBR 3.9 differentials with Detroit soft lockers
New 100A Alternator
6” Standadyne Heated Fuel Filter
Accessories & Options
LT255/85R16 BFG MT’s (with 11,647 miles) on 1-ton/130 steel wheels.
Exmoor Trim Seats or Scheel-mann seats ($3000)
JW Speaker LED Headlights
ARB Bull Bar with Superwinch X-9000
Viking Synthetic Rope, Delrin rollers and Thimble
GBR 3.9 Differential in front axle with Detroit Soft Locker
Terrafirma Sliders and Corner Guards
Mantec Raised Air Intake
Mantec Rear Interior Window Guards
OME HD Springs and shocks
Mantec Rear Spare Carrier
Hood mounted Spare Carrier
Body Painted diamond hood plates
Aluminum lower skid protector
Aluminum gas tank protector
Front Runner aluminum Gull-wing windows
Front Runner aluminum rear ladder
Dash and exterior lights converted to LED
VDO Dash Gauges
Tuffy locking console
VIPER Alarm (not working)
Auber Digital EGT Gauge
Auber Digital Turbo Boost Gauge
Cobra CB Radio
Odometer has been replaced twice
Flaking paint around windshield
Rear cross member should be replaced due to interior rust
Rust on underside of rear door
Galvanic corrosion on rear door
Rear window defroster elements not working correctly
Two dash button not working
Paint/bed-liner peeling inside tub
1” hole patched in tub
Screw holes (for seat mounts) patched in tub
Cracked antenna mount
Various small nicks and dents
Brush rash on body
The truck. Complete paperwork. Spares. Workshop Manuals.
What’s not included
Autohome roof top tent, Maxtrax and other various bolt-on adventure paraphernalia that you can see on some of the photos.
available upon request
available upon request
available upon request