2015 Land Rover Defender 90 XS County Station Wagon
Only one owner and 1,340 miles from new; XS spec; factory two-tone seats; privacy glass; special colour; diesel engine; very smart indeed
The Land Rover Defender (L316) was produced from 1983 – 2016 although it was only branded as the Defender from 1990 onwards to differentiate it from the new Discovery. A significant step up from the old Series III, it borrowed features from the Range Rover such as coil springs all round which greatly improved both ride quality and axle articulation compared to the leaf-sprung models of old. A two-speed transfer gearbox with a lockable centre differential gave permanent 4x4 capability and the wheel arches were extended to cover new wider-track axles.
In order to attract families as well as farmers, an upmarket County version was made available with improved interior trim, while a top-of-the-range XS spec was also available from 2002 onwards which had a host of luxury options such as heated leather seats, heated windscreen, air con, ABS and traction control, electric front windows and improved dashboards with better illumination etc.
From 2012 the diesel versions got the new Ford Duratorq ZSD-422 engine, a 2.2 turbo which produced the same power and torque as the old 2.4 unit (153bhp/400Nm) but with much cleaner emissions. Mated to a six-speed gearbox, the Defender could now cruise comfortably at motorway speeds.
This stunning Defender 90 XS diesel was purchased new by our vendor in November 2015 and has covered only 1,340 miles since. Always kept in a heated garage, it has many special options including Montalcino Red paintwork; a black roof; rear privacy glass; two-tone Pimento/Black heated leather seats; grey cloth headlining; air con; rubber floor mats; Momo steering wheel; special alloys etc.
In super condition throughout, it comes with its original bookpack and an MOT until November 2022 and has been running beautifully as we have moved it around on site.
The last of the separate chassis Land Rovers, these Defender L316 models have developed a cult following of late, especially on the export market. Your only dilemma with this one will be deciding whether to use it as its makers intended, or to wrap it up in mothballs as an investment...
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]
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