For sale, Land Rover 90 Soft top in Metallic Blue (1985)
This vehicle has been reserved, but due to the new buyer having to stay overseas it is now available once more.
MOT until October 29th 2014 and not currently taxed, although this vehicle attracts the low tax bracket attributed to series Land Rovers due to its age.
This smart 90 houses a superb Range Rover V8 unit, which sounds and pulls as you might expect (have a listen to it on the video walk around). It is also fitted with an LPG system which works very well. In fact, it actually (as they often do) runs smoother on LPG than it does on petrol! It has just been set up and inspected by Autogas 2000, and has had fancy new direct gas injectors fitted to the carbs, which is an upgrade to the original system which was poorly designed. In short, it feeds the gas directly into each carb, giving good running and improved starting…it is set up to start and run on gas, meaning there is no need for petrol at any point.
This unique looking 90 has an excellent chassis and bulkhead, and is fitted with a desirable soft top and integral roll cage, to keep you safe in the event of a roll over.
Other features include an A bar with superb twin spots (working), snorkel, chequer plate wing tops, heavy duty sills, diff guard, twin front seats with cubby box, alloy gear knob etc etc.. It also has working fog and reversing lights, not normally either fitted or working on such an early defender.
Out on the road the whole vehicle feels and runs really well……great power for modern running, progressive brakes, and a five speed box for cruising…..for such an early vehicle this really could be used on a daily basis. It sounds awesome, and that v8 cannot help but put a smile on your face – and coupled with the LPG it is no where near as expensive as it SOUNDS to run!
This is a good, solid 90, which attracts classic insurance, low road fund, and will return good fuel consumption with the LPG. (we’d expect it to do 18/20 on petrol and 35 ish on LPG). In other words it should be much cheaper to run than a more modern vehicle of the same spec. The rag top also makes it an enjoyable ,cool, year round runabout, and with that awesome V8 engine….!
Priced at £5,995