Sold 1988 Land Rover 90 - 2.5TD


Location: Yorkshire, England

Engine: 2.5TD J19 I4

Transmission: Five-Speed Manual LT77

Mileage: 83,361

Colour:  Pale Grey with beige Turbo D decals | Grey Chequered Cloth

Chassis Number: SALLDVAB8E315195

USA Eligible: Matching Engine, Chassis & Gearbox


History of the Land Rover

The Land Rover Series range was launched in 1948 and the model, now known as the Defender, was launched in 1983 and the continuous run finished in January 2016, after 67 years. Land Rovers were inspired by the US-built Willys Jeep immediately after the war and by 1992 they claimed that 70% of all the vehicles they had ever built were still in use. The Defender and Series ranges have had unique international presence throughout the production run, having been exported, manufactured and produced under licence by a number of other manufacturers in a variety of markets, to include Australia, Southern and Northern Africa, Turkey, Brazil, Pakistan and Malaysia, to name just a few. In 1993 Land Rover decided to take the plunge into the US market after their successful launch of the Range Rover brand in 1987 in order to offer an upmarket alternative to the Jeep Wrangler targeted at adventurous buyers. Land Rover finally had to retract their offering from the North American and Canadian markets in 1997 due to economic viability. The Defenders offered in the US during the 90’s had to be significantly modified in comparison to Land Rover’s other export markets. Subsequent federal safety regulation amendments finally withdrew the defender from the US market entirely in 1997, with Land Rover throwing their attention towards upmarket Discovery and Range Rover models that were being built from the ground up.

The Car

This 1988 Land Rover is a very original example having been registered in France, on 18 April 1988. The vehicle is an export built 90 from the Solihull England factory. The previous French owner acquired the vehicle on 4 October 2004 and since then it has resided just out of Lyon. 




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