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motodrome offer for sale this 1999 Land Rover Defender 90 300TDi County Station Wagon 6 seater, that in 2021 was rebuilt onto a new Richards galvanised chassis.
This one is from the last year of 300TDi production, and is a really late-registered one. It’s also a genuine Station Wagon, not a van conversion.
It has the usual high County spec including full CSW interior trim etc, 6 seats, sunroof, rear seat belts and power steering, and freestyle alloys (shod with a matching set of near new Cooper Discoverer R/T tyres)
Further upgrades include: heated windscreen, genuine Land Rover chrome front A bar, KBX light surrounds and grille, chequerplate kit, and XS sidesteps,
Inside it has a full soundproofing kit, the original low-backed rear seats have been replaced with a new set of 4 Exmoor Trim high-back versions, high-line ‘chubby’ box, and a modern Pioneer stereo with DAB, blutooth, and Apple carplay.
Odometer reading 169900 miles, and the V5 shows just 4 previous owners.
We have a good history with it including bills for regular servicing and maintenance from it’s first service in November 1999 onwards, and the last owners acquired it in early 2021 as a restoration project from family friends who’s owned it since 2007. It was then sent to Tim Fry Land Rover of Cheltenham for rebuilding onto a new Richards galvanised chassis. Obviously you can’t just replace the chassis on these whilst using all the old components from the old one, so this one has been rebuilt with polybushes all round, new springs, shock absorbers, brake lines etc. It’s done just over 1000 miles since.
.The work from Tim Fry Land Rovers in 2021 further included a complete new clutch kit, timing belt replacement, new cylinder head with all rebuilt valves, new gaskets, water pump etc and came, in total, to nearly £13000.00, but this has resulted in a 300TDi that, whilst it doesn’t look new, drives pretty much as it would have done when it first left Lode Lane
Being a factory 300TDi version, it nips along nicely with good punch from the Turbodiesel motor, and it drives absolutely superbly..
It’s extremely dent and scratch-free, and all 3 doorframes are pretty good, but the paint is original from 1999 and hence is best described as ‘heavily patinated’. Basically it comes from a time when Land Rover hadn’t quite mastered the art of making metallic paint stick to the bodyshell, and so there is rather a lot of electrolytic reaction and consequent paint loss, especially around the rear end, and lots of laquer loss on the roof.
If you’re looking for one that appears as if it’s just rolled off the production line, then this one isn’t for you. However, if the idea of a simple and powerful 300TDi that drives perfectly, matched with a chassis that isn’t going to give you a headache (and a big bill) every time an MOT tester looks at it, then it may well be.
It comes with MOT to October 2023 and 6 months warranty on sale
At the very bottom of the page, you’ll find our usual 2 videos: a walkaround appraisal, and driving impressions, which form part of the description
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