For Sale By:Private Seller
Make: Land Rover
Options: 4-Wheel Drive
Power Options: Power Locks, Power Windows
Exterior Color: Blue
Interior Color: grey
Trim: 2 door convertible
Number of Cylinders: 4
Drive Type: Four Wheel Drive
This is a 1984 Land Rover Defender 90 soft-top with 70,499 miles. It is full-time four-wheel drive with right hand drive.
Has the Rover 300TDI (turbo diesel) which, according to many enthusiasts, was the best engine Rover made. I consistently get 30mpg.
R380 5-speed gearbox with a few hundred miles on it. Rebuilt at the factory by Rover.
LT230 transfer case. High and low. This case has the 1:22 Discover gear ratio, but I have another case with the 1:44 Defender ratios that needs a rebuild and will come with the truck.
Rear tires are fairly new. Spare has never been used. Front tires have a fair bit of life left in them.
Tow hitch, class III
New Exmoor Trim cubby box
New Exmoor Trim seat cover kit installed.
Rear has single jump seat with harness. I have the bench seats as well.
High-Lift jack mounted to front bumper
Exmoor Trim soft top is in good shape with new windows.
Chassis in excellent shape with no rust.
Slight axle grease leak on right rear side. Otherwise, this defender is mechanically sound.
It needs a new paint job, but I'm leaving that to the new owner. The original British paint didn't like the Southwest sun. There is fading and cracking. There is some slight bubble rust on the firewall and doors. There is also some hail damage on the right door and wing. I have the news skins for the door and wing. I don't have the money to continue with this project.
Finances are forcing me to sell. I still owe on this vehicle, so I will need to pay off the bank before title is sent. My selling price is firm.
I have described this Defender to the best of my knowledge/ability. It is sold as-is.
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For athletes, the cold is often a powerful ally in treating injures, with RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) a popular means of treating muscle pulls, bruising and other common forms of discomfort. Did you know, though, that frosty temps are also popular tools for simply recovering from a rough training session?
Well, we're guessing Jaguar Land Rover knew that, as the British company was kind enough to loan out its climactic testing chamber to Jaco van Gass and Luke Darlington, a pair of veterans wounded in their service to Queen and Country. Van Gass, a former private in the Royal Army, and Darlington, a Royal Marine, are attempting to earn a spot on the British Armed Forces cycling team for the upcoming Invictus Games.
The Games, inspired by the Warrior Games held in the United States, are a sporting competition reserved for injured servicemen and women, either active duty or veterans, and is slated to take place from September 10 to 14 in London's former Olympic venues. Van Gass lost his left arm below the elbow after getting hit by a rocket-propelled grenade (he also suffered from a collapsed lung, punctured internal organs, severe shrapnel and blast wounds, a broken tibia and a fractured knee). Darlington, meanwhile, suffered a traumatic brain injury during action in Afghanistan, and he now suffers from weakness in his right side and cognitive issues.
Jaguar and Land Rover are set to merge their sales facilities, according to Inside Line. Jaguar Land Rover North America President Andy Gross says 45 percent of Jaguar owners also have an SUV in their stable, so it makes sense to give customers as much exposure to the cat's high-riding cousins and possible. The number of overall outlets will remain the same, and the brands will reportedly remain separate on the showroom floor, however.
So far, just one dealer has made the move to combine under the roof of one 68,000 square-foot facility in Paramus, New Jersey (above), though a further 20 are ready to make the shift and become Jaguar Land Rover outlets. Gross believes the shift is necessary so that his company's dealer network will accurately reflect the company's products. We'll see how cozy the brands are when Jaguar starts rolling out its own SUVs in a few years.
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By 2020, the European Union expects the model range of every manufacturer to average 95 grams per kilometer, which is a new law passed by the European Parliament in April. Manufacturers who make more than 300,000 vehicles per year must meet these targets, and JLR is expected to be producing up to 700,000 vehicles per year by then. CO2 regulations after 2020 will only get stricter, as EU politicians already are talking about lowering CO2 levels to between 68 g/km and 78 g/km. (To put that in perspective, Autocar posits that driving a fully charged electric vehicle in Europe produces about 75 g/km when factoring in the power-generation infrastructure.)
Jaguar has some choices here, but so far they all have drawbacks. It could develop a new, compact chassis architecture for a line of compact vehicles, but the investment required for such a project could be prohibitively expensive. Jaguar has been looking into using the Land Rover Evoque platform for a small SUV, Autocar reports, but Land Rover brand manager John Edwards raises issue with such a plan, saying it may not be financially feasible.