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Sold 1996 Defender 90 300 TDI

£33,500

 

 

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania

Chassis: SALLDVAF8TA990224

Registration No: GTB966 (LT)

Engine:  2.5 litre TDI diesel

Transmission: Five-Speed Manual 

Mileage: 145,784 Miles

 Colour: Fuji White with Santorini Black Roof and Bonnet

Left Hand Drive

(USA Eligible)

 

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 a unique international presence throughout the production run, having been exported, manufactured, and produced under license by a number of other manufacturers in a variety of markets, including 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

The perfect winter toy. This 1996 Land Rover Defender 90 300 TDI was first delivered to the Italian market. The previous owner has kitted it out with a host of accessories.  Possibly best described as a Spectre Stormtrooper collaboration. The accessories include: Wireless remotes wrench, Spectre style Beadlock rims, Spectre wheel arches, 2 inches Terra firma lift kit, diamond stitch bucket seats, updated headlights, rear LED fog and reverse lights. Carpeted throughout, rubberized puma bulbar. Spectre rope, roof rack with 4 LED spotlights, and a rear ladder, heavy-duty swing away wheel carrier, rear benches. Stereo with rear speaker. Battery isolator, Alcantara headliner.  There's no doubt that this truck offers a surefire way for the next owner to have a ton of fun. 

The truck has recently benefited from a frame-off chassis restoration which has included a full strip-down, sandblasted, primed, and painted. On reassembly, the entire chassis was poly bushed, axles and brakes overhauled. The engine and gearbox have also received a check over and service.

USEFUL LINKS

www.landrover.co.uk

instagram.com/samuellloydco

samuellloydcars.com

OTHER THOUGHTS

We are well acquainted with shipping 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 to assist with customs clearance.

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

  • Port Delivery

  • Sea Fright by RoRo from Zeebrugge 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 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.  

  Fighting fit in no time

 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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