1998 Overfinch Defender 90 50th anniversary 460i auto £39995 SOLD

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motodrome offer for sale GB259, a 1998/S reg Land Rover Defender 50th Anniversary Overfinch 460i, as usual  finished in Atlantis  Micatallic..

1998 Overfinch Land Rover Defender 90 50th anniversary 460i auto for sale at Motodrome the classic land rover specialist

SPECIFICATION ETC

The first owner, very quickly after purchasing it new in 1998 and finding it wasn’t quick or sharp enough for his tastes, quickly sent it to Overfinch for pretty much the full works, including:

  • Replacement of the original 4.0V8 engine with the Overfinch 460i V8 performance motor, reputedly producing 257bhp and 280 ft/lb of torque, with the performance ECU and stainless sports exhaust system specified
  • Overfinch performance gearing conversion
  • Overfinch Quick Ratio steering box
  • Overfinch Stage 1 suspension

It’s also fitted with uprated brakes with AP callipers.

He further asked Overfinch to fit the following comfort/style options

  • Cruise control (still working)
  • Momo sports steering wheel with Overfinch centre
  • Electric Windows
  • Central locking
  • 17in alloy wheels (currently shod with a matching set of Yokohama tyres)
  • Heated front screen
  • Leather front seats in place of the usual cloth
  • Overfinch badging to the bonnet, tail, and dash.

All UK – spec 50ths are fitted as standard with automatic transmission, anti-roll bars, air conditioning, factory Safari  rollcage,  cubbybox, rear bulkhead deletion, NAS rear step, full-length chrome sidesteps, and 16in pewter alloy wheels all of which this retains with the exception of the wheels which were upgraded by Overfinch as above.

It’s further fitted with steering guard, chrome front A-bar with a pair of auxiliary lights, a roof mounted high-power LED strip, rear worklight, swingaway spare wheel carrier, armour film trim to the areas likely to be stonechipped, wind deflectors, and towpack.   Inside it’s fitted with a Raptor dash console, with integrated extra dials, USB ports and a CB radio, and a lockable glovebox in addition to the centre cubby. All topped off with a very high end Alpine stereo system with integrated navigation system.

MILEAGE, HISTORY ETC

Superb history – . It’s only had 4 previous owners (the last two being well-known to us as we’ve known the car since 2013) , and the low odometer reading of 58000 miles (we think however it’s really done more like 63000 according to the history, still low enough) is supported by 12 stamps in the service book, old MOT’s back to 2001, and lots of bills including the Overfinch paperwork. We also have the original 50th book pack specially made for the model.

Professionally waxoyled in 2017 and last serviced 3500 miles ago

It will be supplied with a fresh 12 months MOT and 6 months warranty on sale.

Really good 50th’s are quite thin on the ground these days, and will become ever more so once they become US exportable in summer 2023, but to find one with this level of upgrades done by, at the time, THE name for quick Land Rovers, is an opportunity that shouldn’t be passed up.

At the very bottom of the page, you’ll find our usual 2 videos – a walkaround appraisal, and driving impressions.

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