1986 Land Rover Defender 90
Straight and original 1986 Land Rover 90. Runs and drives great. Imported from the UK earlier this year I have been using it as my daily driver here in New Jersey. This vehicle is RHD. 5 speed manual transmission with permanent 4 wheel drive, it has coil spring suspension. Cruises comfortably at 65mph. Clean New Jersey Title.
Although certainly not being a 'Show Queen' this Land Rover looks exactly as a straight and original 27 Year Old Defender should. The aluminium body shows some surface corrosion, dents and scratches, and over the years it has been repainted in a couple of places. The van body has had a window installed in the LHS, possibly when the vehicle was new. The interior is in good condition and everything works. There are 3 seats across the front and 2 inwards facing bench seats in the rear. The vehicle is standard, as it left the factory having never had any modifications.
The chassis is original and in good condition.
Mechanically this Land Rover is in good condition and has been well maintained. The 2.5 litre, 4 cylinder petrol engine runs smoothly and pulls strongly. The 5 speed manual gearbox shifts smoothly and is quiet. The transfer box is in good condition with both Low Range, High Range and Differential locking working well. The front and rear differentials make no noise. Within the last 3 years the Land Rover has had a new alternator, weber carburetor, radiator and thermostat.
The suspension and steering is in good condition. The ball joints and bushings appear to have always been replaced when they have worn and currently everything is in good working order. The steering tracks straight and true. Although the steering isn't power assisted it has 'finger tip' lightness once up and running. The Land Rover has Land Rover Discovery wheels fitted, the tyres are in reasonable condition, including the spare mounted on the rear door.
All the electrics work. New LHD headlamps were fitted earlier this year. The battery is strong, always starting first time despite being left regularly for 2 weeks or more in the airport car park.
Note: UK Vin was not recognised by ebay. Vin number shown is a random Range Rover Classic Vin.
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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:03:00 EST
Anyone who's a car fan knows that Jaguar and Land Rover cars and trucks all come from the UK. And while we don't doubt that will remain true for the most part, it won't be an absolute truth for long, as the British automaker has just opened its first factory overseas.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:16:00 EST
Its new plant in Changshu, China, is the result of a $1.8-billion joint venture between JLR and local automaker Chery. It covers some 4.3-million square feet and will, once at peak capacity, produce 130,000 units specifically for the Chinese market, where JLR sells over 100,000 vehicles each year to make it the company's single largest market worldwide.
Production at what's officially known as the Chery Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Company will start with the Evoque, of which one in five globally are currently sold in China. Production will eventually encompass three models. We already know that the Discovery Sport will be next, but the third model line has yet to be announced. JLR has confirmed, however, that the Changshu plant will produce unique models and derivatives specifically for the Chinese market, so we wouldn't be surprised to see a long-wheelbase version of the forthcoming XE or next-generation XF assembled there to satisfy local tastes.
Care for a bit more proof that the Jaguar Land Rover portfolio of vehicles is the best it's ever been? Well, the Indian-owned pair of brands saw a record year in 2013, while 2014 has seen a 14-percent increase in sales. The crazy thing is, though, is that figure could be even higher, provided the company had the production capacity.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:32:00 EST
JLR is running a six-month waiting list on two of its most popular models, the Range Rover Sport (above) and Range Rover. According to Mark White, the company's chief technologist for body engineering, the blame can be placed on the paint shop at the company's Solihull factory, in the UK.
"We will probably max out the paint shop before we max out the body shop. Putting the second body shop in has given us the flexibility to ebb and flow the different models that go through there and meet the capacity demands we've got," White told Automotive News. "However, you always hit a bottleneck somewhere. And the paint shop is probably going to be the next biggest obstacle."
At the Goodwood Festival of Speed this past weekend, Land Rover previewed its upcoming performance version of the Range Rover Sport. Only instead of wearing the R-S badge that adorns the most hardcore of Jaguar models, the performance SUV from JLR's Special Operations unit introduced the letters SVR. And now, it seems that badge is here to stay.
Following the Range Rover Sport SVR, a new report from Motor Authority now says that Jaguar Land Rover will use those letters to distinguish the top-of-the-line performance models from both marques moving forward. As such, we might expect SVR models of the upcoming Jaguar XE compact sedan and Land Rover Discovery Sport, as well as potential new performance models based on the new F-Type and next-generation XF.
If accurate, the move would seem to separate Jaguar in particular from the R-S badge that has adorned performance models like the XFR-S and XKR-S. Both Audi and Porsche use the letters RS to distinguish its most hardcore models as well (e.g. Audi RS7 Sportback and Porsche 911 GT3 RS). Whether the similarity was a factor in shifting to the SVR moniker, we don't know, but either way, we welcome the arrival of a new generation of Jaguar and Land Rover performance models - especially if they pack the 575-horsepower version of the company's ubiquitous 5.0-liter supercharged V8. Not incidentally, that delicious powerplant gained a couple of new engine bays to call home at Goodwood as well - it's not just found in the forthcoming Range Rover Sport SVR, it's found a home in the F-Type Project 7, too.