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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Sat, 24 Nov 2012 14:02:00 EST
While the European auto market for Jaguar and Land Rover is waning, Chinese car buyers can't get enough of the British marques. To meet that demand, Tata Motors, parent company of Jag and Land Rover, is partnering with Chinese automaker Chery Automobile Co.
Wed, 12 Dec 2012 17:43:00 EST
The two announced plans to invest $1.75 billion to build a new plant and create a new, China-focused brand. 2014 is the target for completion of the factory. Jaguars and Land Rovers built at the facility will be the first ever produced outside the UK according to the Associated Press. The JV will be called Chery Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Company Ltd.
The announcement comes less than a month after JLR announced it would open a design studio in China. It's not clear from the reports whether the two announcements are part of the same JV or two separate plans.
As it begins the rollout of the all-wheel-drive Jaguar XJ and XF models, Jaguar Land Rover has just announced that it has opened a new facility in northern Minnesota for winter testing. Located in International Falls, MN (on the US and Canadian border), the British automaker says it is one of the coldest locations in the Continental US. Jaguar's new Instinctive All Wheel Drive system was developed primarily to help sell more cars in the northern US, so it only makes sense to open a testing area in the US as well.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:44:00 EST
With temperatures that can drop to minus 55 degrees Fahrenheit, International Falls was chosen to mimic some of the worst weather a Jaguar or Land Rover will ever see. The grounds house testing chambers, various road surfaces and even a frozen lake. This new facility complements the hot-weather testing grounds in Phoenix, AZ.
The official press release is posted below.
With most recalls seemingly affecting mass-market vehicles, it'd be all too easy to assume, consciously or otherwise, that higher-end automobiles never face such issues. But the main reason we don't see the NHTSA recalling more luxury automobiles isn't because of their quality, we'd postulate: it's because of their relative scarcity.
Take Jaguar Land Rover, recalls of whose vehicles we only seem to have cause to report about once a year. So if you're figuring they're about due, here you go. The Indian-owned British auto group has just announced two recalls, both regarding suspension components: one affecting Jaguars and another concerning - you guessed it - Land Rovers.
First up we have a recall for 2013 to 2014 model year Jaguar XJ, XF and XK models - a whopping 297 of them - which have been found to have problematic toe links. Separation of the toe link from the rear sub-frame could result in impaired stability and control over the vehicle's direction, so JLR is calling them in to replace the nuts and washers on the rear toe links.