This is a project truck and would need a lot of work; but for the extremely low price could be a great starting point for someone that has always wanted a Defender and doesn't mind building it, or for some one just wanting the extra parts and title. You couldn't find all these used parts for this price if you were buying them individually. I have other projects I'm working on now, and need to clear some things out so I can the others done. It is also listed locally, so I reserve the right to end the auction early. Sold As Is. Buyer responsible for pick up or shipping. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Comes with a D90 rolling chassis, coil sprung suspension, full time four wheel drive two speed transfer case, locking center differential, five speed manual transmission, 24 spline axles, power steering, power brakes, four wheel disc brakes, bumper and brush guard, steering box, heater box, wiring harness, RRC 16" alloy wheels, and a clear '72 title.
It also comes with almost an entire Defender 90 body; including the rear tub, alloy roof and sides, safari full frame rear door, full frame wind up push button style front door shells with windows and regulators and interior door panels, windshield frame, hood, front fenders, grill surround, NAS seat box, door sills and mounting rails, wheel arches, floor boards, trans tunnel, front connector, grill and fascia, rhd dash, and front headliner.
The bad-No engine or ancillaries, chassis is rusted and would need major repair, missing front bulkhead and motor mounts and rear upper link mounts and rear connector, trans tunnel has slot cut on back side, front diff was repaired at some point, transmission and transfer case have been sitting and may need to be rebuilt, hood is dented on left side, left fender is badly damaged, rear door and brush guard have some rust.
Use it for the parts you need and sell the rest, or build a Defender out of it and have one of the most fun vehicles made. Thanks for your interest, and have a good one!
Land Rover Defender for Sale
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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:44:00 EST
As I scoured auction sites and classified ads for the perfect vehicle to take into battle with Autoblog Associate Editor Brandon Turkus, I knew I needed to find something unique. You see, I'm currently 0-2 at winning a round of This or That, in which two of our editors agree on a category, choose a side, and argue it out over a (mostly) friendly chain of emails.
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:58:00 EST
The first time we did this, my chosen Fiat 500 Abarth took about a third of the popular vote in our reader poll. The second time, my lovely 1980 Oldsmobile 442 did just a little bit better against a 1989 BMW 635 CSi. Despite holding the opinion that my automotive choices, though perhaps a little bit more... obscure than my fellow editors, are still better, an outright win would go a long way toward boosting my vehicular self worth a few notches upward.
With all of that out of the way, even if three isn't my lucky number after all, I go into battle against Brandon knowing full well that I've made the perfect choice: A 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro. My rough-and-tumble van/'ute has a formidable opponent in the form of a 1987 Land Rover Defender, which, truth be told, is exactly what I was expecting from Turkus, a self-proclaimed Rover aficionado.
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I remember having to get out and lock hubs and shift into neutral to engage low range.
Coming off press previews of the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover and the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee that involved some heavy-duty off-road rock climbing, I'm simply amazed at the capabilities that these vehicles possess. But even more impressive (or troubling depending on your perspective) is the relative ease with which you can operate these vehicles in seemingly impossible terrain.
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A recent study by Polk and IHS Automotive looked at what models had the highest rates of buyers upgrading from a non-luxury segment. The information comes from its new vehicle registration data through April 2014. All ten top models boasted conquest rates of over 50 percent, but the Volvo C70 led the field with 68.01 percent of its customers coming from non-premium brands.