Its a shape that owes nothing to fashion and everything to utility making it a refreshingly pure, non-artificial design. One of those prototypes, the very first 90 2. The 150 examples feature a naturally-aspirated 5. This period saw Land Rover market the utility Land Rover as a private recreational vehicle. This made the Defender 90 4x4 a four-seater vehicle reduced from six or seven , and the Defender 110 4x4 a seven-seater reduced from nine. On these last models there are no badges defining the wheelbase model of the vehicle.
Legislation from the outlaws the inward-facing seats used in the rear of previous Land Rover 4x4s. Features include Air-Conditioning, Snorkel, Pioneer Speakers, Towbar and more. A range of special conversions are available that include hydraulic platforms, fire engines, mobile workshops, ambulances, and breakdown recovery trucks. The design faults of the two-piece rear 4x4 door were finally eradicated with a one-piece door featuring a rubber weather sealing strip for the rear window. Although prototypes had been built in the Series days, it was not until the late 1990s that this vehicle finally reached production. The drivetrain was the standard 2.
The vehicles were built at Rosslyn outside Pretoria. Car has been standing and I want it sold. The Land Rover 90, with 93-inch 2,362 mm wheelbase, and Land Rover 127, with 127-inch 3,226 mm wheelbase, soon followed. Before the 300Tdi engine was introduced, military Land Rovers were offered with 2. Initially, the Defender 90 was only available as a soft-top with structural roll cage, but later version was offered with a unique, removable, fibre-glass roof panel or regular 4x4 hard-top designated as the station wagon model. Exceptions were the and some commercial operators, who continued to buy vehicles with the 2. These were painted navy blue and deployed to the Falklands.
The high gear ratio also helped the 2. Visit our website for the full catalogue www. The Defender 50th Owners Club and Vehicle Register. This was a long- version of the venerable 2. The 2007 Defender replaced the four inward-facing seats with two forward-facing seats. The changes for the turbo diesel were kept as slight as possible, in the aim of making the car saleable in Land Rover's traditional export markets across the globe.
A new design of hood was used, sloping down towards the rear over a jointed folding frame, unlike the standard square-framed hood used on other soft top Land Rovers. Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media. Purists decried the change from mechanical fuel injection to Electronic Unit Injection, fearing it would be difficult or impossible to fix in the field. The year 1986 saw improvements in engines to match the more advanced offerings by Japanese competitors. Traditionalists were critical of the electronic systems deployed throughout the vehicle, but concerns that these would fail when used in extreme conditions proved unfounded.
The biggest change was to the drivetrain. This had been a popular option for the but by the introduction of the Defender had been relegated to special order and military buyers only. Defender 90 and 110 4x4 versions were available, with front A-bar, roll-cage, side-steps and front spotlights as standard, as well as G4 badging. At the other extreme, basic models are available for commercial users, such as emergency services. The main change for the 2012 models was the installation of a different engine from the range. This was because in 1989 the company had introduced the model, requiring the original Land Rover to acquire a name. The vehicles were painted Santorini Blue with special decal graphics on the sides.
Despite these improvements the engine was underpowered and unrefined in comparison with the competition. Total production for the 2. Excellent condition , Engine + Gearbox 100% , Full service history , Airbags , Central locking , Radio , Traction contro l , Difflock , Leather seats , Interior still in new and clean condition , Mags , Very reliable , Spare keys , Very well looked afterLand Rover Defender 90 2. In South Africa, the Land Rover assembly plant offered a 127 4x4 with seating for 15. The also possesses a large fleet of Land Rover Defenders, a quantity of them were gifted by the and armies and the rest of the fleet were bought. Assembly also occurs in Pakistan, Malaysia and South Africa.
Whilst some interior fittings from the British Leyland parts bin — some of which dated back to the 1970s — were finally dropped, the steering column switchgear sourced from the Mk. In addition to this the interior comfort and sound proofing were improved. Usually 110-inch 2,794 mm soft or hard tops, they are used for patrol, communications and supply duties. The majority of the power of the engine goes towards producing loads of torque, which means that it never struggles on hills and can easily pull extremely heavy loads. It is the first joint development since Land Rover South Africa was formed in January 1995. Air conditioning made them very comfortable vehicles. To make the vehicle ready for production, prototypes were subjected to extensive testing.