Tag: Defender

Land Rover plastic surgery gone wrong

Recently I acquired this strange looking 90/110 front panel. Although it looks standard at first sight, the top goes past the radiator on a Land Rover 90/110 and it is not made of aluminium but a form of plastic. Having absolutely zero idea who made and marketed it and what it was for, I put […]

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Land Rover Defender Works V8 Trophy

Yes, there still is life in the old Defender, as Land Rover Classic proves with a new limited edition: the Works V8 Trophy. The Defender Works V8 Trophy is obviously inspired by the Camel Trophy Land Rovers of the 1980’s and 1990’s, but the colour applied is not the original Sandglow in which the Camel […]

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Classic Land Rover Defender 130 tipper by Special Vehicle Operations

They don’t make them like they used to This Land Rover Defender ‘tipper’ is not an aftermarket conversion, but was built by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations on a Defender 130 Crew Cab chassis. J346UDU was first registered in april 1992 and was powered by a 200tdi engine. It could be ordered new at any […]

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Black Friday: a 2002 Land Rover Defender limited edition

Java Black micatellic, that is… The 2002 Land Rover Defender Black was a UK only limited edition. It was made in 90 and 110 DCPU (Double Cab Pick-up) form and both variants were limited to 100 examples each. The Defender Black was a successor to the 2001 Defender Tomb Raider limited edition (also availabe as […]

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Land Rover Project SVX, a forgotten concept

Land Rover preserves it’s SVX monniker for more offroad focused vehicles. It was first used on the Project SVX concept vehicle, based on a ‘Land Rover Defender 90 Topless’. Project SVX was presented at the 1999 Frankfurt Motor Show and featured an upgraded TD5 engine (375Nm), hill descent control, loads of then-fashionable checkerplate in the […]

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