This US market 1994 Land Rover Defender has over 200,000 miles on it, plenty of rust, and according to the seller "dents on just about every panel." As the price of these NAS Defenders continue to skyrocket, it will be interesting to see what this low spec, rode-hard, no reserve example will go for.
On paper, there's nothing to justify the price that US D90's are commanding. You can buy a truck that's just as capable and 10x more reliable for 1/4 of the price. You can also get one of the many imported Rovers or Santana's for an equally small investment if that LR panache is what you're after.
Practicality isn't the point though and we get that. A D90 pulled into the parking lot at work the other day and all conversation immediately pivoted to it. We get pangs of jealousy anytime we pass one on the street so this beater might be our best chance to put a D90 in the garage (for however briefly).
This 1994 Defender looks like all 200,000 miles have been hard earned. Every panel does seem to be dented and a rusty crossmember will need to be addressed.
We're not sure if it's from leaky seals, an open roof, or life in humid coastal Florida but rusty rings around the gauges are something that we've never seen. A cracked-open dash also gives us some pause as to what's back there.
The passenger side door is well out of alignment so we'd check for an accident history or extreme frame sag. We're not sure which one we'd prefer the culprit to be. It could be something less dire like a door that wasn't properly reinstalled.
Though thoroughly used, we agree with the seller that the dings and worn paint add character. 5 new looking BFG mud terrains are mounted on the optional aluminum wheels which seem to be the cleanest part of this car.
We don't think anyone is going to "restore" this D90, but we'd love to buy it cheap and drive it as-is. Make your D90 dreams come true on eBay with no reserve.
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