1993 Land Rover Defender 90 "Trophy Edition" - 200 TDI LHD




Location: Yorkshire, England

Chassis: SALLDVAF8KA923448

Registration No: CJ-459-PB

Engine: 2.5TDI 200TDI

Transmission: Five-Speed Manual

Mileage: 62,137 Miles

Colour: White | Moorland Cloth Interior Seating

Limited Series Vehicle: 1 of 55

(USA Eligible)





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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 with great privilege that we are able to offer one of the most admired Defenders of its era. This 90 represents one of the first limited run vehicles produced by Land Rover LTD under the Defender 90, 110 line-up. Launched in 1992 exclusively for the French market in with a run of 55 vehicles. Coincidently, Land Rover launched the 110 NAS model the same year, this being a larger production run of 525 vehicles solely for the North American market.

It was launched the very same year as the 1992 110 NAS, which was a limited run of 525 vehicles for North America.

The Trophy is believed to be build number 48 of 55 as decoded by its VIN sequence and was first registered in France on 10/11/1993.

The vehicle was required by its second owner on 02/11/1998 and its third owner acquired the vehicle on 08/07/2012. 

“Trophy Edition”

This limited series marks the beginning of a long a run of special version vehicles intended to support the sale of the legendary 4x4, increasingly threatened in the field of recreational vehicles. This entirely white Defender is completed with "special" accessories: bull bar, protective grilles and it is only available in the 90 chassis variant.

Additional exterior equipment:

  • Only available in short frame (90) variant,

  • Single color: white,

  • Fender flares, white grille and roof,

  • Black bull bar with fog lights,

  • Black front and rear protective grilles,

  • Black side steps,

  • "Sunroof"

  • Serial coupling,

  • decorative side Decals with "Trophy" logo on front doors.

Additional interior equipment:

  • Fabric upholstery (same as series?),

  • Two front headrests,

  • Cigar lighter,

  • Analog watch,

  • Power steering,

  • Inside lighting,

  • Two speed wiper,

  • Three front seats.


200 TDI: 2495 cm3 - 90.47x97 mm - 4 cylinders - turbo + intercooler - direct injection - 108 hp at 3800 rpm - 255 Nm at 1800 rpm - 8hp - bvm 5 - 1671 kg - 135 km / h - 4x4 permanent - reducer - central differential with manual locking.



The interior presents fantastically. Complimented by a brand-new Exmoor Trim Moreland cloth seats and rear benches. Period and factory correct rubber mats are fitted throughout.


The exterior of the car is in very complete condition. Overall, the entire body carries original paint and there are minimal signs of patina across some of the body panels


Overall, the entire car still bears its original paint with its original Trophy decals.


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


This particular model is fitted with Land Rover original White Ro-Style wheels with BF Goodrich all-terrain T/A tires.



The engine bay houses a 2.5 200TDI diesel inline 4 engine - one of the strongest units produced with plenty of mid-range torque.


Fitted with the LT 77 five-speed manual gearbox - a revised and improved unit that changes precisely in all gears.


Mechanically this is an entirely sorted daily driver vehicle and will be sold with a fresh service prior to sale.






This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a left-hand drive Trophy Defender that’s accompanied by a fantastic history file with stacks of invoices and receipts dating back to the early to 2000’s along with documented photos of the vehicles overland trip to Morocco.


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: $3,250.00

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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