1985 Land Rover Defender 90 Pickup Defender90 Fully Restored One Of A Kind!

For sale: 1985 Land Rover Defender

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Item location:
Lakewood, New Jersey, United States
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Vehicle Overview Land Rover Defender 90.
Originally imported from UK, this is a Unique Defender 90 Pick Up, Right Hand Drive!
It drives beautifully thanks to a tasteful re-fresh.
1985 Special Vehicles 90 Defender pickup, it has 58000 original miles, was regularly serviced by previous owner and kept in a heated garage. First owner put 58263 miles on it in 32 years of ownership and serviced every 3.000ml. Recently completely rebuilt!
Only driven 10 miles since complete restoration?
* Built on chassis painted with polyurethane primer and a satin black finish for a factory look
* Bulkhead has been removed, refurbished and galvanised before painting for long lasting corrosion resistance.
* Axles rebuilt, professionally shot blasted, then etch primed and painted with satin black paint, including axle breathers and filled with new oil.
* Diffs inspected and found to be excellent condition. New drain plugs fitted as well as new bump stops. Fitted new OEM dampers and springs along with galvanized shock turrets and spring retainers. All new genuine wheel bearings.
* Reconditioned steering box and OME steering damper. All new steering pipes. New steering arms and pan hard rod fitted, all new bolts and balljoints. Steering column refurbished. Pedal box gaskets renewed.
* Galvanised Steering Guard.
* Bodycappings have been removed, galvanised and then insulated to prevent galvanic corrosion and re-rivited in place.
* SuperPro bushes fitted all round improve the handling, making this feel quite tight for a Land Rover and like a new Defender.
* Swivels rebuilt with new king pins and genuine Timken bearings, one-shot grease renewal and shot blasted and painted to match chassis and axles.
* All new fixings, treated with ACF50 type anti-corrosion spray
* All seats have been re-trimmed. Windscreen wiper arms, cable and relay replaced. New spindles and washer jets.
* New headlights, including bowls, seals, screws. New indicators & side lights and all new rear lighting.
* Radius arms and rear trailing arms wire wheeled, rust-proofed then repainted in satin black paint.
* Wiring loom removed, cleaned, inspected and refitted with new fixings
* Brand new OEM Propshafts and fixings.
* New door hinges and anti-burst locks.
* All new wing mirrors
* R380 gearbox was stripped, steam cleaned and painted, then reconditioned with new bearings & magnetic drain plug before being rebuilt and fitted back to vehicle. Repainted transfer box. New OEM gearbox mountings. New handbrake cable fitted.
* New clutch and dual mass flywheel, as well as clutch fork and release bearing, clutch slave and master cylinder and all pipe work / securing clips.
* Engine was overhauled, elongated manifold studs, strip down and paint to protect from corrosion with POR-15 pastel original engine block paint, matching the bodywork.
* All new engine mountings & heat shields.
* New Alternator.
* Galvanised radiator slam panel and brackets. Straight through full stainless steel exhaust with a backbox. Brand new exhaust mounts and rubbers. The exhaust sounds amazing!
* Full rebuild calipers with stainless steel pistons to prevent corrosion. Brake fluid renewed and all new brake pipes formed and fitted. Fitted Goodridge flexible brake hoses and New performance discs breaks with New pads.
* Wheels painted in Black, with TOYO Open County tires fitted.
* Bodywork has been sanded down, primed and painted in Ferrari Rosso Red.
* Stone chipping was painstakingly removed and reapplied. Doors replaced.
* We build this truck for a fantastic driving experience!
* The rear a frame ball joint has been replaced with a new part.
* Has a rear fuel tank guard and galvanised rock sliders fitted.
* All fixings torqued, rust proofed and a small application of molybdenum grease to aid future removal where possible.
Essentially, this is like a brand new Land Rover, with today's period styling. It's a joy to drive and gathers a lot of waves and attention wherever it goes. This is a unique vehicle and a one-off build, would suit an investor or Land Rover enthusiast.
This project took over a year to complete. Cost was over $45.000
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