Built to celebrate the final year of Defender production, the ‘Autobiography’ trim level was the flagship of three limited-edition Defenders introduced to see the model through its final days. Billed by Land Rover as delivering ‘more performance, luxury and comfort than ever before’, the Autobiography was perfectly capable of living up to its reputation off-road, but also ready to handle the day-to-day duties of on-road use. Boasting unique two-tone paintwork, Windsor leather upholstery, and a bump of 28 bhp and 40 Nm of torque, it was only made available in the UK and European markets.
Sold new to Germany in 2016, this Defender was placed in storage; when it was purchased by its current owner and imported to Switzerland in April of 2018, the car was listed as having only been driven 47 kilometres from new. Today the odometer shows under 70 km from new, and as such, it presents in as-new condition throughout.
Considered by many to be the most iconic British automobile ever built, the Defender is beloved by both civilian and military users alike. With only 80 examples built, the Defender 90 Autobiography is amongst the very last of its breed, and in this case, Land Rover truly saved the best in terms of refinement and luxury for last. For someone looking for an as-new Defender to use and enjoy as intended, or simply to preserve in such condition for future generations, this example is not to be missed.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/lf19.