The Land Rover car design takes us back to a beach in Wales, just after WW2. The very beginning of Land Rover itself is the fabled story of brothers Maurice and Spencer Wilks, sketching out the simple design of what would become an enduring and iconic classic 4WD vehicle. A simple design, because times were hard. Cause, well, the war. Materials, even the most basic ones, were hard to come by. Remind anyone of this past year?
Hard times require a vehicle that is tough as nails. But with a dash of fun thrown in. Like this Defender 110 with the factory delivered V8. Ready to tear up the nearest dirt road or a quick jaunt into town. Yes, even in winter. This is after all a car for hard men/women/people. However you identify, you can find yourself in this beautiful beast. Coping with hard times and having some fun doing it is in its bones. 73 years after its conception it is relevant as ever. Even if you don’t want to go hauling livestock. You can always drive it to the next Woodstock.
Our Defender is a great example of a classic Land Rover with the great Rover 3.5L V8 engine. A lot of accessories have been fitted to make sure that this Defender is capable of handling almost every situation. It comes with a pressure water tank for showering or cleaning, a 220V converter, battery monitor, flood lights on the roof, a big sliding storage drawer in the rear, 2 air compressors, external roll cage, rock sliders and air lockers in the front and rear. There is a Warn winch installed which does not function at the moment.
The body and interior present well for a 1990 Defender with no damage present. The paint has some lovely raw patina, which suits this British off-roader very well. But the best thing about this Defender is its 3.5L V8 engine. A rumbling V8 with plenty of power and a great sound when you bury the pedal into the carpet.
Mechanically and mentally more than ready to hit the road and the dirt. Land Rover have for decades maintained that around 70% of all Land Rovers made are still in use. Old Land Rovers never die: they just get modified into something even more amazing. Case in point!
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