2008 Land Rover Defender 90 Pick Up 2.4


  • Bodywork, interior and mechanical overhaul in 2023
  • Refinished with stylish classic aesthetics 
  • Low mileage of under 68,000 from new 
  • Long MOT to May 2025 
  • Very well kept and attractive classic Defender 

The Appeal 

The final versions of the classic Defender are so good, so usable and so customisable that owners tend to dial up the style with luxury accoutrements to create distinctive daily drivers. It is refreshing to find this one, which has gone in a different direction. 
It would still work well as a daily because its 2023 restoration across exterior, interior and mechanicals has returned a classic Land Rover style - right down to the Marine Blue paintwork - but with the advantages of a modern diesel engine and comfortable cabin. It has been done very well, giving the buyer a distinctive and well detailed Defender in very good order. 
It is a a very low mileage model - under 68,000 miles from new - with less than 1,000 miles covered since the work was completed. A long MOT to May 2025 underlines the impression of a well sorted and very tasteful Defender that is ready to enjoy. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 26th September 2008
  • Eight registered keepers
  • Vendor tells us it was restored in 2023 with summary below 
  • History file includes previous MOTs to verify mileage 
  • MOT to 16th May 2025 with one minor advisory and 67,485 miles showing on test
  • MOT history shows very sparing use since restoration completed
  • Currently showing 67,547 miles 
Summary of restoration work: 
  • Repainted in Marine Blue 
  • New beige leather and fabric interior 
  • Galvanised cappings to corners
  • New canvas top
  • Heavy duty galvanised hood frame 
  • New interior rubber mats
  • Front bumper replaced
  • Door hinges renewed
  • Wold Wheels in matching Marine Blue 
  • New tyres all round 
  • Stainless steel bolts used where required
  • New exterior lights 
  • New swing away wheel carrier 

The Condition

  • Restored in classic style with modern cabin and galvanised structure
  • Attractive Marine Blue finish is a classic nod and looks very smart
  • Little use since completion in 2023 but some minor marks to be expected
  • New Wolf steel wheels in matching colour scheme with new tyres fitted
  • Many new exterior fittings listed above and all well kept 
  • New galvanised good frame and canvas top in very good condition 
  • Galvanised corner fittings to enhance the retro look 
  • Underside presents very well with evidence of restoration and undersealing
  • No structural advisories on current MOT 
  • Fitted with tow bar and practical split fold rear door 
  • Very tidy cabin with recently fitted beige leather and fabric seat trims 
  • Cabin shows few signs of age or use but should not be expected to be unmarked
  • Trimmed dashboard grab handle, wood-rimmed wheel and Kenwood stereo fitted
  • Rear pick up bed trimmed in fitted Land Rover branded rubber mat showing no visible wear
  • Practical cabin with centre cubby box 

The Mechanics 

  • 2,402cc Ford Duratorq 122bhp turbo diesel engine 
  • 6spd manual gearbox with usual Defender AWD functionality 
  • Reported to have been mechanically overhauled in 2023
  • One minor mechanical advisory on current MOT
  • No other mechanical or running gear advisories 
  • Very low mileage of under 68,000 supported by MOT history 
  • No reported running or driving issues
  • Vendor tells us drives very well with lots of power
  • He reports that the modern interior and 6spd box make it very drivable 
  • Fun, versatile Defender that is ready to go 

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Auction Details
  • Year 2008
  • Make Land Rover
  • Model Defender
  • Colour Blue
  • Mileage 67,547 Miles
  • Engine size 2402
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Lichfield
  • County Staffordshire
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
27 Bids
  • sh•••• £20,000 18/07/24
  • Sc•••• £19,750 18/07/24
  • sh•••• £19,500 18/07/24
  • Pe•••• £19,250 18/07/24
  • sh•••• £19,000 18/07/24
  • sh•••• £18,750 18/07/24
  • sh•••• £18,500 18/07/24
  • Pe•••• £17,750 18/07/24
  • sh•••• £17,500 18/07/24
  • Pe•••• £15,500 18/07/24

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