Late model 300Tdi example showing just 76,308 miles; restored by well
regarded local 4x4 specialist with a galvanised chassis and stationwagon style
Supplied new in April 1998 by Merlin/Pendragon Limited of Nottingham this tidy Defender 90 ‘basic’ is finished in Caledonian Blue and is powered by the venerable and popular 2.5 litre 300TDi (turbo diesel) engine which sends power to all four wheels via five-speed manual transmission with diff lock as well as hi and lo ratio options.
Presenting very well indeed, the truck was restored prior to our vendors acquisition in August 2018 by a well-respected Welsh 4x4 specialist (depicted on the spare wheel cover) who rebuilt the 90 in spring 2018 at 75,104 miles on a galvanised chassis ensuring the typical Land Rover Defender chassis usual rot problems are never a problem again.
Whilst being rebuilt, the rear end was replaced with a County style canopy with side facing rear seats fitted increasing the appeal and practicality of it. The rebuild works also included four new road springs, four new shockers, two rear trailing arm front bush kits, front and rear galvanised soring mounts, new brake hoses, new radiator, new rear door shell, two new front door skins, new window seals, new front wings, new front bumper, rear outer sill, new Boost wheels and nuts, new locks, new mud flaps, new head lamps and finishers, all new lights, new tyres, hinges, seals, rubber mats and more.
Prior to this work, other bills on file also show fitment of a new starter motor, 4 heater plugs, steering damper and fuel tank in 2017 plus a service, new clutch kit in 2014 at 64,108 miles and cambelt service too.
The truck shows just 76,308 miles, our vendor covering only c.1,000 miles during his five year tenure.
The history file includes the V5C revealing just four former keepers (the last being the 4x4 Specialist), an old V5C and an early, old style V5 Heritage Certificate, five old MOTs, copy of The Landy newspaper, owner’s pack with service book showing seven stamps and one hand written entry, the last in 2003 at 20,426 miles as well as extensive maintenance invoices dating back to May 1998. The current MOT is valid until the 13th June 2023 and recorded no advisories.
Ready to enjoy this late model 300TDi offers the best of what is most likeable and appealing of the pre TD5 Defenders and is also now eligible to be exported to the United States which has a considerable thirst for all things Defender.
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