NAS Defender 90, Complete Frame-Up Restoration with 9 Miles

For sale: 1994 Land Rover Defender

Technical specifications

Item location:
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Land Rover
Engine size:
3.9L V8
Number of cylinders:
Drive type:
Interior color:
Vehicle Title:
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Veyron Template 1994 Land Rover Defender 90

You are viewing an original North American Specification 1994 Land Rover Defender 90 Soft Top. I purchased the Defender in 2012 from a gentleman who had stripped it down to the frame but lost steam by that stage. The Defender was rust free but in the condition you would expect from a 200k mile Defender that had been used exactly as it was intended. I had the frame sandblasted and powder coated then slowly built the truck up from there. All components that were not up to my standards were discarded. This was my second frame-up restoration of a Land Rover Defender. My restored Defender 110 found its way into the vaunted SEMA show in 2010. I have been driving, ff-roading, verlanding, ervicing, epairing, nd modifying Land Rovers both professionally and casually since 1999.

Details Year 1994 Make Land Rover Model Defender 90 Odometer 5 VIN SALDV228XRA934538 Engine 3.9L V8 Transmission Manual Paint Tan Interior Black Condition Report Body Excellent Paint Excellent Interior Excellent Carpets Very Clean Engine Excellent Transmission Excellent Suspension Excellent Steering Excellent Brakes Excellent Wheels Excellent Tires New About the Seller

I have been a Land Rover enthusiast since purchasing my first 1994 Defender 90 ST in 1998. Land Rovers have been a part of my daily life ever since. I have owned countless Land Rover models including 10 D90's and D110's.

, Overview

My goal for this build was to replicate what would be found on the showroom floor if Land Rover had continued to evolve and import the iconic Defender into the US. This Defender is replete with stainless steel hardware in highly visible locations and zinc plated grade 8 hardware where the need for strength is paramount. Original parts have been cleaned and refinished or replaced. As you will read below, here are numerous powder coated components throughout the build. All powder coated components were finished in Cardinal BK-08 which can be found in nearly all powder coating facilities should the new owner decide to coat any additional components for the truck.

Restoration pics can be found at:

Examples of some of my other work can be found at:

Powder coated frame, ransmission cross member, nd toebox support brackets
Powder coated rear bumper and tow hooks
Powder coated fuel tank skid plate
Custom 3/16 rear cross member finishing plate
New front bumper
New factory wiring harnesses, round straps, attery cables, nd fuse boxes

Land Rover 3.9L V8 with approximately 30k miles (New 4.6L available, ee footnote)
Engine has been fully resealed including machined heads, pdated head gaskets, nd ARP head studs.
New Edelbrock double roller timing chain
New lifters and pushrods
New alternator, ater pump, ower steering pump, nd tensioner pulley
Serpentine drive conversion (refurbished timing cover with new oil pump gear, ew bolt kit, nd new crank seal)
New engine mounts
New oil pick-up tube
Ceramic coated starter heat shield (newer Discovery style heat shield)
Powder coated power steering bracket, ower steering pulley, C bracket, ifting eye, ater pump pulley, ngine mount brackets, lenum clamps, nd oil pan
New distributor
New spark plugs
New ignition coil
New cap and rotor
New oxygen sensors
New intake to plenum pipe (updated poly)
New accelerator cable

New 3000cfm electric fan with custom aluminum shroud. Engages at 180 degrees and shuts down at 165 degrees.
New radiator
New radiator brackets (powder coated) with new upper and lower rubber grommets
New coolant expansion tank and cap
New cooling hoses
New updated oil cooler lines

Refurbished updated fuel injectors
Refurbished updated fuel rail with schrader valve for pressure testing
Refurbished plastic fuel tank
New fuel pump and sender
New SS fuel lines
New fuel filter
New fuel filler neck, ube, rommet, nd breather pipe
New locking fuel cap

Ceramic coated manifolds with new gaskets and hardware
New MagnaFlow SS exhaust
New Magnaflow SS high flow Y-pipe and catalytic convertors

New R380 5-speed manual transmission
New transmission breather tube
New clutch assembly
New clutch master cylinder
New clutch slave cylinder
New clutch pedal box
New SS clutch lines
Rebuilt and resealed LT230 transfer case
New transfer case breather tube
Rebuilt front and rear prop shafts
Powder coated parking brake drum (powder coating professionally machined from brake shoe contact surface)
Powder coated transmission and transfer case mounting brackets
New transmission and transfer case mounts

New Project Kahn 18x8 wheels
New Goodyear DuraTrac tires (275/70 R18)
All new polyurethane steering and suspension bushings
Powder coated axle housings, adius arms, railing arms, ront and rear shock towers, pring perches, pring retainers, nd rear A-arm/fulcrum bracket assembly
Fully resealed front and rear axle assemblies
New axle housing breather tubes
New rear fulcrum bracket ball joint
Powder coated tie-rod, rag link, itman arm, anhard rod, nd panhard mounting arm
New tie-rod, rag link, nd pitman arm ball joints
New grade 8 hardware used throughout steering and suspension components
New hub assemblies
New Old Man Emu springs and shocks (medium duty)
New Old Man Emu steering stabilizer
Powder coated steering shaft support bracket
New power steering box
Powder coated steering box tie bar
New power steering lines

New calipers, otors, nd pads
New brake master cylinder and reservoir
New brake booster
New proportioning valve
New SS hard and soft brake lines

Color matched bedliner professionally shot on the inside and underside of rear tub, ottom of seat box and top and bottom of floorboards
New Rovers North soft top
New tailgate
New wing top protectors
New KBX wing top vents
Powder coated roll cage
Powder coated spare tire carrier and brackets
New spare tire carrier bushings
New door hinges, ounting hardware, nd seating washers
New door latches with matching key cylinders
New door latch support brackets
New front inner fenders
New front inner fender shock tower covers
New body seals (hood, oors, eat box to tub, loorboards, ailgate, indshield, oor top, nd bulkhead vents)
New windshield with new seal
New Puma hood
New hood hinges with SS hardware
New hood prop and components
New hood striker, atch, elease cable, nd adjustable bump stops
New KBX grille set with black Land Rover emblem from a Supercharged RR
New Hella headlights
New headlight buckets
New tail lights, urn signals, everse lights, nd running lights
New rear light mounting plinths
New bikini top
Custom fabricated floor boards constructed of thicker gauge steel and bedliner encapsulated
Powder coated front stays (outer floorboard support beams)
New aluminum door tops with sliding windows
New license plate light assembly
Powder coated Land Rover license plate ring
License plate spaced away from body with corrosion resistant spacers (prevents dirt from building up behind plate)
Dual reverse light upgrade
New wheel arches
New side mirror assemblies
New rearview mirror
Powder coated battery hold down and J-bolts
New washer pump reservoir
New reservoir pump and lines
New washer pump reservoir bracket

New crash pad (upper dash pad)
New heater duct (lower dash)
New passenger grab handle
New demister outlets
New demister duct cover panel/dash vent diffuser
New wiper motor cover
New parcel tray finisher
New instrument panel
New stiffener base (powder coated)
New fuel gauge, oolant temp gauge, nd speedometer
New speedometer cable
New hazard switch
New cigar lighter assembly
New ash tray
New ignition switch with column lock
New cabin fuse box
New fuse box cover and finger bolts
New relays and fuses
New windshield wiper motor and mounting pad
New wiper wheel boxes
New wiper drive cable and tubes
New washer jet, on-return valve, nd fluid line
New bulkhead vent levers
New wiper blades
New pedal pad set
New windshield brackets (powder coated)
New headlight switch
New turn signal and wiper switch column assembly

New heater box
New blow motor assembly
New heater core
New heater soft lines
New heater control cables
New heater and fan speed control levers
New temperature and fan control labels
New heater intake duct and seals
New demist nozzles

New Exmoor heated seats, lack with white stitching and perforated base and back. Switches mounted in Tuffy center console to either side of the stereo head unit.
Powder coated gearbox and transfer case levers
New gearbox and transfer case billet shift knobs
New shift gaiter (boot)
SS hardware used in most visible locations
Sound deadening material applied to doors (dual material/layers)
New genuine front floor mats
New Tuffy locking center console
New seat box access panels and catches
New seat belt assemblies
New handbrake lever, oot, nd cable
New Euro steering wheel
New sun visors

New Kenwood Excelon KDC-X996 (Bluetooth, M Ready, ands Free)
New Hertz 6.5 inch DCX 170.3 coaxial door and rear speakers, 00 Watts

New car cover
Original owner�s manual
2 full sets of keys (ignition, oors/tailgate, uel cap, uffy console)
Various factory promotional brochures, dvertisements, nd magazine reviews included
One very thick file of receipts

I have a freshly rebuilt 4.6L long block that I had been building for my second D110 but sold the truck before I installed it. It is available for $5000 installed.

Terms of Sale

The Deposit:
Please be ready to place a deposit within 48 hours of auction's close. All transactions must be completed within 7 days of the end of auction.

Note: If the deposit is not received within forty-eight hours (2 business days) or if the sale is not complete within 7 days of the close of the auction, reserve the right to sell to the next highest bidder or to another qualified buyer.

Legally Binding Contract:
If you are the winning bidder of this auctions please follow through with the transaction. Remember, our winning bid is a legally binding contract to purchase.

Condition Disclaimer

Seller reserves the right to end this listing at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for sale. Professional pre-purchase inspections are welcome but must be made before the auction ends. Please ask any questions before bidding.

If you would like to speak to me on the phone please email me your number through the eBay email interface and I will give you a call promptly. The Defender is located in Scottsdale, Z and I can show it any day of the week. I am open to partial trades but please contact me well in advance of the closing date. Not interested in any unfinished/project vehicles.


I will happily assist with worldwide transportation at the buyer's expense. In the event that you wish to pick up the vehicle in person I will pick you up from my closest airport (PHX Sky Harbor).

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