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SOLD 1996 LAND ROVER DEFENDER 110 - 300 TDI

£21,500

 

 

Location: Yorkshire, England

Chassis: SALLDHAF8TA991429

Registration No: ZG65118HU

Engine: 2.5TDI 300TDI

Transmission: Five-Speed Manual

Mileage: 116,400 Miles

Colour: Alpine White | Moorland Cloth Interior Seating

 

 

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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 North 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

It’s not all too often that we are able to bring to the market such an original and unaltered 3-Door hardtop. A one-owner ex-fleet service vehicle from Zagreb International Airport in Croatia capital. It has received a fleet service regime with annual services in which the most recent service tag is present in the engine bay. Certainly, a rarity to come across, a white Defender of this era, and it’s not been part of a UN peacekeeping operation in the former Yugoslavian region.

The bodywork is in really exquisite shape. The paintwork is entirely original with the exception of possibly the rear door and hinge and body capping that runs down the stretch of the rear quarter panels. Alongside this the internal rear top has been painted. This is likely refreshed that occurred due to wear from carrying Airport Cargo in its previous life.

CONDITION

INTERIOR

The interior presents in very good shape the dashboard and instrument binnacle have minimal wear and present unaltered. The seats are original and have some wear to the coverings and internal form. The vehicle is fitted with two front row seats accompanied by a cubby box along with 4×2 man rear benches. There is a new rubber matting throughout

EXTERIOR 

The exterior presents in highly original condition, the roof is straight with minimal infections. There are some indents on both driver and passenger door. Alongside this, there is also some small dents to both front wings. Trim items present in good condition including mirrors and grills.

PAINT

Overall, the paint is exceptionally original. There is no evidence of any exterior panels being re-sprayed, with the exception of the body capping and rear door and hinges.

GLASS

The glass presents well with no chips or cracks to the front windscreen or any notable damage to other windows.

WHEELS

This particular model is fitted with Land Rover original White steel wheels fitted with a matching set of Bridgestone Duler A/T tires.

MECHANICAL

The car is in good working order, however would benefit from a good going through by a mechanic to tighten up several areas. The engine, steering, and the brakes are all in good working order. The suspension has become slightly soft over the years and could benefit from renewal. Both battery boxes are in great condition and so is the chassis and running gear, with no rust or corrosion to report.

ENGINE

The engine bay houses a 2.5 300TDI diesel inline 4 engine - one of the strongest units produced with plenty of mid-range torque. The 300 TDI, has amassed a reputation in the Land Rover world as one of the most reliable and dependable engines Land Rover has ever built. So much so that demand from the likes of the MOD, NATO, and non-EU civilian sales, meant that this engine continued production up until 2006.

GEAR BOX

Fitted with the R380 five-speed manual gearbox - a revised and improved unit for the 300TDI model year Defender, that changes precisely in all gears.

MECHANICAL OVERVIEW

Mechanically this is an entirely sorted daily driver vehicle and will be sold with a fresh service prior to sale. Slight weep from the power steering otherwise leak-free.

USEFUL LINKS

www.landrover.co.uk

instagram.com/samuellloydco

samuellloydcars.com

DOCUMENTATION

Complete with foreign registration and export documents. The vehicle It’s been imported into the UK with both duty and VAT paid. For local buyers, a completed NOVA submission is accompanied with the sale for local UK registration.

OTHER THOUGHTS

The vehicle is fully US import compliant.

We are well acquainted with shipping Land Rover, Range Rovers, and classic cars worldwide, with regular shipments to Dubai, Canada, and the USA. Please don't hesitate to get in touch to discuss import costs, shipping costs, or for a recommended shipping agent in your location.

For US buyers we can offer the following inclusive shipping and customs clearance package:

  • Port Delivery

  • Sea Fright by RoRo from Southampton, UK Port to East Coast US Ports.

  • Export Customs Clearance

  • US Import Clearance & ISF filing, DOT/EPA Form Submission

Fee Price: $2,950.00 

This leaves you only responsible for paying US customs duty & customs bond to our US customs broker upon clearance of your vehicle from Baltimore port. We can arrange inland delivery to your driveway at an additional cost.

Note: Excludes US customs duty chargeable at 2.5% of vehicle value for passenger vehicles and customs bond chargeable at $4.50 per $1,000 of 3 x the value, along with cargo insurance and customs exam fees, If applicable.

 

 

 

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AN UPDATE FROM THE TEAM
 

We are here and open for business

These are truly extraordinary times. Although we’re not as raring to go as usual, we still remain open, with shipping line's continuing to run, although at a reduced frequency. 

  Keeping our distance 

 Fortunately we are a small team and geographically spread. The team are largely working from home with the exception of our independent mechanics who are able to continue to work safely. 

 What does this mean for YOU

 We continue to operate and send out vehicles globally on a monthly basis. Our ability to prepare a vehicle to a client's specification is somewhat stifled. Although our mechanics are doing their very best, to meet smaller requests.

  Fast Moving Cars 

 AKA lockdown project. 

We’ve been working hard over recent months to gather a collection of "FAST MOVING CARS". These are rolling projects, although not perfect, they are ideal for first time importers giving a taste of what English classics have to offer.  

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 We are confident that we will come through this stronger and we wish safety and good health to everyone and their families. 

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