2013 Land Rover Defender

90 LXV 65th Anniversary

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2013
  • Mileage 
    3 384 mi / 5 447 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    SALLDWNP7DA442417
  • Engine number 
    130827125231DT224
  • Lot number 
    55271
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    3
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

There were a number of limited editions of the venerable Defender during its lifetime, among the most desirable of which were the examples built in 2013 in celebration of Land Rover's 65 birthday. Christened LXV (65 in Roman numerals), the edition was limited to 65 vehicles, making it rare from the outset. Each was based on the two-door Defender Hard Top model and powered by the company's proven 120bhp 2.2-litre diesel driving through a six-speed manual gearbox. Special exterior treatment that defined the LXV included Santorini Black paintwork teamed with contrasting Corris Grey roof grille and headlight surrounds, and 16-inch Sawtooth alloy wheels. The interior boasted leather trimmed seats with LXV-embossed headrests and unique orange stitching for the seats, steering wheel and centre storage compartment. A union flag decal and LXV logo on the rear completed the unique LXV package.

The example now being sold goes a stage further and even features an LXV registration. `S5 LXV' was purchased new by the vendor, a Land Rover enthusiast, so is a one owner vehicle that has so far amassed a mere 3,500 miles. Always garaged, it is presently considered by him to have `excellent' bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, engine and transmission. He is now making it available for sale complete with the original order letter, sales invoice, key ring, handbooks, all related invoices and personal letter from the CEO of Land Rover. A serious consideration for Land Rover collectors everywhere.

The ubiquitous and much-loved Defender was produced from 1990 to 2016. It was a direct descendant of the original Land Rover launched in 1948 and, though it retained its ancestor's rough, tough go anywhere qualities to the end, it also became a cult vehicle for a new breed of enthusiast who demanded a level of King's Road chic and creature comforts never previously envisaged. Production may have ceased but demand continues unabated.

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)