1997 LAND ROVER DEFENDER 90 $160K OVER THE TOP BUILD
Worldwide Vintage Autos
- Stock Number:WWVA196
Worldwide Vintage Autos is pleased to present this over the top 1997 Land Rover Defender 110. No expense spared building this ULTIMATE "Skyfall" Defender. Only top of the line parts and professional labor used. Over $160K invested. You must see and drive this rare Defender!
There are no known issues with this vehicle. Just under 30K miles have been put on the chassis since the rebuild. All maintenance is performed in a timely fashion. Oil changes at 5K miles are the norm. The original (and only owner) is obsessive about staying on top of everything. Impeccable autocheck with a score of 51 and documented one owner and no accidents.
SPECIFICS / BUILD INFORMATION
This is a one owner 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 (NAS), or North American specification, Station Wagon (hardtop). It was purchased at Land Rover East in Denver, Colorado. This was the last year that the Defender was brought into the US market. Originally, the vehicle was Alpine White until its restoration and modification in May of 2011.
During the restoration and modification process, the body was completely disassembled. Any panel that was experiencing galvanic corrosion was replaced. All body panels were stripped to bare aluminum and repainted in Zambezi Silver (code: 737-ZAMBEZI SLV).
This is without question the finest resto/mod you will find in North America. No expense was spared.
-The firewall was zinc bathed and lined with Line-X to prevent future corrosion issues.
-All exterior fasteners on the vehicle are marine grade stainless steel.
-The vehicle was restored and improved from the ground up. This includes a conversion from theoriginal 90 inch frame, to a full galvanized 110 inch frame from Marsland in the UK.
-Atop the chassis, the 90 Station Wagon was converted to a 110 4 door Double Cab.
-All body parts are factory ordered parts, making this an incredibly rare vehicle.
-New parts include the roof, rear doors, and pickup bed. For “movie star status”, it is very similar to the vehicle in the James Bond “Skyfall” movie.
-Drive train improvements include Terra Firma control arms, shocks and shock towers.
-Zu racing wheels shod with BFGoodrich All Terrain tires.
-Front and rear differentials have Great Basin 4.11 gears and ARB lockers. Poly bush components along with a 2 inch lift kit has been added.
-The brakes are drilled and slotted discs. This truck will climb a tree if asked and stop surely with no drama.
-Finally, the vehicle is equipped with an external roll cage from Safety Devices.
-The box bed is Line-X’d and comes with both a bikini cover as well as a fully enclosed insulated canvas top with galvanized frame.
-The interior is a full Exmoor Black Span Mondus interior.
- The front driver and passenger seats include Inflatable lumbar support and are individually heated. The rear seats are a 60/40 split configuration.
-For noise abatement, the entire interior has been Line-X’d and Dynamatted. The headliner is full Alcantara.
-Carpets are German square weave a’la Mercedes Benz, in a complimentary salt and pepper tone to the balance of the interior.
-A fully padded and secure central cubby box is provided by Exmoor for locking valuable out of the sight of prying eyes.
-Windows in the rear portion of the vehicle have a 30% tinting to further
-Gauges are original and in full working order. Billet aluminum treatment has been given to the gauge faces, heater vents, gear shift knob, transfer case knob, door fittings, seat back levers, and heater controls.
This is without question the finest resto/mod you will find in North America. No expense was spared.
The motor was not spared in the transformation of this vehicle. The original 4.0 liter mill has been increased to 4.6L. It is a ported, polished, and balance build, sporting a Crower Performance Camshaft.
-Engine breathing has been improved with carbon fiber trumpets beneath the 4.6 motor cover, and a fully functional Mantec snorkel.
All electrical fittings have been brought to Mil-Spec standards. This includes wire gauge, connectors, and fuses. The main power buss has been left in factory standard order.
-All additional electrical load are handled by an independent secondary buss beneath the passenger seat cubby.
-There are two AGM batteries added in 2015 that are isolated via a battery switch on the front driver side cubby and at the steering column.
-Lighting on and in the vehicle are all LED. Headlights are from JW Speaker. Off-road lights are from Rigid Industries. If you can’t see something, you’re blind.
-Nothing material. (See detailed pictures)
Own this 1997 Land Rover Defender (OVER THE TOP CUSTOM BUILD) at a fraction of the build cost. The cost of parts and restoration of these vehicles are increasing daily. They are not making any more and, therefore, they are becoming more rare by the day. Buy one complete and ensure your investment for the future. An excellent investment and something you can enjoy daily. Collectible vintage vehicles have historically appreciated at a rate greater than that stock market, gold and other arts and collectibles as documented by many articles and auction result tracking.
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