2012 Land Rover Defender 90 Hard Top


  • Tricked up 90 hard top
  • One owner from new
  • Suspension lift
  • Warrior winch and Massai underbody protection
  • Defender will be fully service and mot before collection


Land Rover Defenders are among the most personalised vehicles in the world, with myriad of tuning, off-roading and styling options from which to choose. After all, 60 years of development is bound to lead to a whole host of possibilities. 

It has a thriving cult following, and most Defender fans would never drive anything else. This one has been in the same ownership for all 11 years of its life – a 2012 model with the late specification modifications, including improved ventilation and a chunkier, more modern fascia, it started life as a simple Defender 90 hard top – the basic model, which became a blank canvas for the owner to improve.

It now features lifted suspension, a Warrior winch, mud tyres and improved diffs, skid plates and a raised air intake, plus a front light bar and rear tow bar with NATO hitch. It’s a trick piece of kit, ready for full-on off-road adventures.

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  • UK V5C
  • MOT (TBC)
  • Genuine one owner truck with genuine, verified mileage
  • Service history misplaced by the owner – but the truck is said to have been well-maintained throughout its life
  • Cherished registration not included in sale


  • Two-seat front cabin 
  • Wipe-clean vinyl seats in excellent condition
  • Centre storage cubby with twin cup holders
  • Three-spoke Momo sports steering wheel
  • Aftermarket Alpine stereo with aux-in compatibility and USB input
  • Tidy dash, floors and door cards
  • Very clean and tidy order throughout
  • Rear load bay liner
  • Rear door trim panel missing
  • Painted roof with no headlining
  • Some scuffs and marks in rear load area, commensurate with age and use 


  • Paris Blue
  • Good overall paint finish with some areas of alloy oxidisation under the paint, but nothing of any major concern
  • Black chequer plate body protection
  • Very good chassis with some surface corrosion all over but no evidence of any prior welded repairs
  • Lift kit
  • Factory option light guards
  • Tow bar and NATO hitch
  • Warrior winch
  • Tubular bumpers
  • Underbody skid plates
  • Raised snorkel air intake
  • Side rock sliders
  • Goodyear Wrangler mud tyres all-round on smart black-painted rims


  • 2,198cc Ford ‘Puma’ engine
  • Six-speed dual range transmission, operates as intended
  • Said to drive well with no known issues
  • Upgraded heavy duty protected diffs
  • Raised suspension height


Every Land Rover Defender is cool, but this one is funkier than most. Bought new by the last owner and personalised to his own tastes, it’s been turned into a substantially capable off-roader, but without being too extreme. Every modification has a purpose, and what you end up with is a 4x4 that’s more than capable of all-terrain use while still being usable on normal roads, not least because of the modern Puma and engine and six-speed transmission.

It's ready to enjoy entirely ‘as is’, or to be taken to the next level as an extreme off-road machine that’s already much of the way there.  

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2012
  • Make Land Rover
  • Model Defender
  • Colour Paris Blue
  • Odometer 107,654 Miles
  • Engine size 2198
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Knaresborough
  • Location Yorkshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
2 bids
  • tickfor•••• £10,500 24/05/23
  • ken-pri•••• £10,000 23/05/23

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