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An iconic all conquering Land Rover Defender 90 TD5 Pick Up with only two owners.
Single cab pick-up body, high underbody clearance, permanent four wheel drive, differential locks, side steps, wheel arch extensions, rear mudflaps, sliding rear window, drop down tailgate, load retention rings, quartz clock, cigar lighter. Factory options; metallic paint, cargo cover, tow ball with electrics, front mudflaps, heavy duty steel wheels, stereo radio cassette with two speakers.
Little introduction is needed for the Land Rover Defender which has earned true legendary status as the original and ultimate utilitarian workhorse, worthy of much accolade. This 2002 Defender single cab pick-up firmly embodies Land Rover’s unfaltering approach to offering a purposeful and formidable off road machine. Finished in factory optional Alveston Red Micatallic (code LRC696), the original paintwork boasts a pleasing deep gloss shine. Having carried out only light domestic duties, the bodywork is remarkably well preserved with only minimal minor dings and scratches to be seen but hardly worthy of mention. All panels are factory original the vehicle is structurally perfect owing to regular underside protection treatment. The robust trim sections are absolutely intact and remain unmolested with the absence of common aftermarket add-ons leaving this Defender exactly as Land Rover intended. The TD5 decals to each side have come away slightly. The original and best at its best!
Built for a tough life and little else other than the essentials! The interior of a defender is delightfully sparse and functional with all switches, buttons and controls operating with a reassuring clunk. This example is clean, simplistic and everything functions just as Land Rover intended. Creature comforts have been given at least some consideration in the form of an uprated powerful heater as well as a factory optional stereo cassette with two speakers. The centre console was factory deleted in favour of a third central seat. All seats are trimmed in the original durable Twill Vinyl which remain in excellent order having been protected from new by robust seat coverings. Extra thick and ultra-tough rubber floor coverings are easily removable for cleaning should the off-road scene beckon! To drive a defender offers the feeling of indestructability and an ability to take on the world, and this example firmly upholds that belief.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Of the many revisions to the Defender model over the years, the TD5 power plant offered modern engine characteristics to a time proven chassis and design. The 2.5 litre turbocharged and intercooled unit with electronic high speed direct injection offers 122bhp at 4200rpm and plenty of low end torque at 300Nm at 1950rpm. Performance never being of primary importance to the model, nevertheless a top speed of 87mph and 0-60 in 16.7 seconds is perfectly adept for today’s modern traffic. Crucially the impressive off road credentials to include a maximum gradient climb of 45 degrees, maximum transverse angle 30 degrees, minimum ground clearance 191mm and a wading depth of 500mm, this incredible machine is unsurpassed in its capabilities. The ultra-strong five speed gearbox is assuring and heavy in operation but not to the extent of being difficult. A real ‘go anywhere’ machine.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory optional heavy duty steel wheels are finished in the original high resistance white paint and are shod in quality Hankook Dynapro 205/80 R16 tyres with masses of tread remaining. Servo assisted brakes incorporating ventilated discs all round offer ample stopping power.
Supplied by Land Rover Main Agents, this fantastic example has had just two keepers from new. Independent and private servicing ensures reliable service. Having enjoyed light duties for its rural owners, this example has avoided the tough and tumble life that many working Defenders are exposed to as well as the massive modification trend of the serious off-road enthusiasts.
This unmolested example represents exactly what Land Rover has always stood for and preserved examples such as this are a delight to see.
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