"The Land Rover Defender was launched in 1948 and, incredibly, production only finished in January 2016 after a continuous run of 67 years. Outwardly, there is little to distinguish the post-1983 vehicles from the Series III Land Rover. A full-length bonnet, revised grille, plus the fitting of wheel arch extensions to cover wider-track axles are the most noticeable changes. Internally, coil springs offered a more comfortable ride and a permanent four-wheel drive system derived from the Range Rover featuring a two-speed transfer gearbox with a lockable centre differential. A modernised interior and a new series of progressively more powerful and modern engine characterised things under the skin.
This handsome and practical hardtop version of the iconic four-wheel drive utility vehicle is fitted an impressive list of equipment. This includes front and rear lamp guards, a ‘snorkel’ air intake, a roof rack, a multi-height towbar and side steps. This iconic Land Rover presents well in grey metallic and has been trimmed with diamond stitched leather to the seats and cubby box lid. The look is enhanced with black alloy wheels and black chequer plating to the bonnet and sides of the car. The practicality of this Land Rover is increased with the fitting of rear inward facing benches. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate, this is a great opportunity to purchase a piece of automotive history."