Distinct, intimidating, and genuinely rugged, this 1989 Land Rover Defender 90 is the ideal 4x4 to take you on a safari as early as tomorrow. But it's also such a looker, that we know you'll enjoy it in-town, too.
The Defender 90 follows the grand tradition of tough-as-nails Land Rovers, and you recognize it from the moment this one comes into view. It looks ready to take on the toughest terrain with the steel plated fenders, tubular side steps, huge mud flaps, and tall 4x4 stance. Even in the deepest wilderness, lighting will never be a problem thanks to the bright LEDs nicely integrated into the front bumper. And the adjustable rear hitch means you can tow the toys with you wherever you go. But even with all of this tough off-road prowess, Land Rover gives you a reminder of its premium side, too. The updated front end gives this classic a modern face, and there are even new doors and body panels for added straightness. The black paint has the terrific gloss of a more modern investment, and the 16-inch black alloys rival the paint for dark shine. So this one might be able to take you beyond the rail, but it also knows how to turn heads on when rolling through downtown.
Another feature that will get people talking is when they see you getting in on the “passenger” side. This is a true home-market import, and so it's right-hand drive. The Defender 90 might have a timeless appeal, but it has been one of the most recent chapter in Land Rover's globetrotting book. So you get the traditional robustness with some of the best upgrades. And you can really see that inside. High-back bucket seats up front, a comfortable center console w/cup holders, and an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo with aux input. But don't think amenities mean this Land Rover has gone soft. The interior has tough rubber matting for durability. Plus, with four individual jump seats, you get to choose between seating more people than a Jeep and having a place for secure cargo.
Another great reason to have a Land Rover built for a foreign country is under the hood. We were never offered diesel power with the Defenders that were sold in the USA, and we all know diesel provides the best torque to get you through Mother Nature. So it's great to see a 2.5-liter fuel-injected turbodiesel under the hood, and in fact, it's believed to be original to this Defender. This powerplant has earned a tough-as-nails reputation from the Scottish Highlands to Gibraltar, and because this has been a long-standing British motor, the parts are also widely available. The five-speed manual transmission gives you full control over the diesel power. Plus, the high ground clearance, the two-speed transfer case, and Cooper Discoverer tires assures that you can keep going even when the trail ends. But there's more to this Defender. The power steering and front disc brakes reminds you that go-anywhere also means being easy to drive down Main Street.
This is the legendary 4x4 that has both style AND substance. So if you want to go everywhere and look great doing it, call today!