1997 Land Rover Defender 90

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Type: Used
Year: 1997
make: Land Rover
model: Defender
body style: Convertible
stock: 140515
Mileage: 90775
engine size: V8 3.9L
transmission: A
Exterior color: AA Yellow
Interior color: Gray-Dark
VIN: SALDV2240VA114766
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Type: Used
Year: 1997
make: Land Rover
model: Defender
body style: Convertible
stock: 140515
Mileage: 90775
engine size: V8 3.9L
transmission: A
Exterior color: AA Yellow
Interior color: Gray-Dark
VIN: SALDV2240VA114766
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1997 Land Rover Defender 90

 This is a terrific example of the 1997 Defender 90, it being the final year of US production.  That year the Defender 90 powerplant was boosted from 3.9 liter power plant to a 4.0 liter displacement utilizing the same V8 block.  Along with that displacement increase, this Defender 90, with the identity stamp #1396 on the right rear panel an having traveled just over 90,000 miles, is even more desirable with the 4-speed automatic transmission.

This Defender 90 should not to be confused with the Wagon, as this is the "SoftTop" model (which looks every bit as capable as it is) with a hard to source factory removable Hard Top.

The only modifications to this Defender are the additions of the Hard Top, an aftermarket upgraded stereo head unit, an ARB Full front crash bar, and an ARB front/rear locking differential powered by a compresser located underneath the front passenger seat.

The Carfax is clean, showing no accidents or issues, and it to be a California vehicle since 2006 (and 65,072 miles), with regular maintenance and servicing in San Francisco Bay Area.

The AA Yellow paint is factory-original, with our paint meter showing between 3.4mm and 5.2mm thickness around.  The BF Goodrich tires are in great condition, and have significant life and tread left in them. Also, the rear-mounted spare tire is brand new.  The wheels are true and show no curb rash. The aluminium horizontal front fender / hood trim is intact, and adds to the vehicles sense of purpose.  Also, the Defender 90 passed SMOG as recently as May 15, 2014 with no issues at all.

This is a fantastic example of an value appreciating Land Rover, it being the final-year production run of a sought after and massively capable and classic 4x4, perfect for the California climate...especially in it's Soft Top configuration!

$1,094 spent on brand new Bridgestone tires


Standard Engine

Engine
182-hp, 4.0-liter V-8 (regular gas)

Standard Transmission

Transmission
4-speed automatic w/OD

Powertrain

Engine liters 4.0
Cylinder configuration V-8
# of valves 16
Sequential multi-point fuel injection
Recommended fuel regular unleaded
Automatic transmission4 speed
Overdrive
Transmission electronic control
Transmission lock-up torque converter
Permanently locked hubs
 
Axle ratio3.54
4 wheel drive
Fuel economy city 14 mpg
Fuel economy highway 15 mpg
Fuel tank capacity 16 gal.
Engine horsepower 182-hp @ 4,750RPM
Engine torque 233 lb.-ft. @ 3,000RPM
Engine bore x stroke 3.70" x 2.80"

Standard Specs and Dimensions

Engine displacement 241 cu.in.
Curb weight 3,913 lbs.

Max trailer weight - towing 3,500 lbs.

Exterior length 157.1"
Exterior body width 70.5"
Exterior height 80.2"
Wheelbase 92.9"
Front tread 58.5"
Rear tread 58.5"
Turning radius 20.0'
Front legroom 43.5"
Front headroom 57.0""
Front shoulder room 54.0"
Interior cargo volume 65.2 cu.ft.
Maximum interior cargo volume 65.2 cu.ft.

Suspension/Handling

Front anti-roll bar
Standard
Rear anti-roll bar
Standard
Power steering
Standard
Alloy wheels
Standard
Front tires
265/75SR16.0
Rear tires
265/75SR16.0
All-terrain tires
Standard

Body Exterior

Number of doors
2
Skid plates
Standard
Black bumpers
Standard
Rear step bumper
Standard
Front tow hooks
Standard
Trailer hitch
Standard
Fender flares
Standard

Convenience Feature

Air conditioning
Optional
Day-night rearview mirror
Standard
Front cupholder
Standard
Full floor console
Standard
Covered floor storage
Standard
Passenger door bin
Standard
Seatback storage pockets
Standard
Dashboard storage
Standard
12V DC power outlet
1

Seats and Trim

Max. seating capacity of 4
Standard
Front bucket seats
Standard
Number of driver seat adjustments
4
Reclining driver seat
Standard
Driver fore/aft adjustment
Standard
Number of passenger seat adjustments
4
Reclining passenger seat
Standard
Passenger fore/aft adjustment
Standard
Front center armrest
w/storage
Rear bench seat
Standard
Vinyl door panel trim
Standard


Safety and Security

ABS brakes
 
4-wheel disc brakes

 

 

 

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