1990 Land Rover Defender L316 90

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  • Full bodywork renovation by AB4x4 in 2016
  • Galvanised chassis
  • Timeless appearance with heritage green livery
  • Exmouth trim canvas soft top and roll cage
  • Upgraded with rear disc brakes

The Appeal

The L316 Defender is still prized as one of the ultimate feathers in the cap of British motoring. Rugged, capable of going just about anywhere and built with easy maintenance in mind, these are still common sights across the British countryside and beyond.  

This particular 1990 example underwent a comprehensive bodywork renovation by AB4x4 in 2016, which included a conversion from a station wagon to a soft top with a galvanised roll cage. The vehicle, as a result, is carrying a beguiling heritage look that feels utterly timeless.

The vehicle has been garaged since 2016 and has covered less than 50 miles since its last service in 2022.

History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1990
  • The DVLA records 7 previous keepers
  • Bought in 2016 from AB4x4
  • Serviced and overhauled by AB4x4 in 2016
  • Last service in 2022; has covered less than 50 miles since
  • Vehicle is stored in a garage with battery charging and is started regularly
  • MOTs back to 2001 but no service history prior to purchase in 2016
  • Vehicle has a few minor advisories which will be addressed before sale with a new MOT
  • Currently indicates 165,677 miles 

The Condition

  • Has never been off-road in current ownership
  • Originally a station wagon, converted by AB4x4 in 2016
  • Bodywork is in good condition, having had a full strip back and paint in 2016
  • Some light imperfections to the paintwork
  • Floor pan and footwells have had panels replaced and welding
  • These are solid and undersealed
  • One new door fitted during the rebuild
  • Exmouth trim canvas soft top
  • Galvanised chassis
  • Internally, the car is in fine order
  • New seats - custom in pale green and black leather
  • Carpeted and rubber mats from Exmouth trim throughout
  • Dash and front are acceptable, commensurate with age
  • New door cards
  • Roll cage
  • Has a tow bar

The Mechanics

  • 2.5L diesel powerplant
  • Manual transmission with 5 gears
  • Upgraded with rear disc brakes
  • Some minor leaks commensurate with age but drives well
  • Advisories:
    • Power steering hose slightly corroded and a minor leak; will be addressed
    • Front brake disc slightly pitted but not weakened
    • Rear brake hose slight corrosion to ferrule; will be addressed and new MOT
  • New parts since 2016:
    • Rear axle
    • Springs and shock absorbers all around
    • Rear disc brake upgrade
    • Fuel tank
    • Power steering box and belts
  • We understand the car to be driving well with no reported faults

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Auction Details
  • Year 1990
  • Make Land Rover
  • Model Defender
  • Colour Green
  • Mileage 165,661 Miles
  • Engine size 2500
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Prescot
  • County Merseyside
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
14 Bids from 7 bidders
  • Jb•••• £10,800 19/07/24
  • Ki•••• £10,750 19/07/24
  • Jb•••• £10,500 19/07/24
  • Ki•••• £10,250 19/07/24
  • ge•••• £10,000 19/07/24
  • Jb•••• £9,000 19/07/24
  • Jb•••• £8,500 19/07/24
  • Jb•••• £8,000 17/07/24
  • ri•••• £7,600 17/07/24
  • Jb•••• £7,500 16/07/24

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