Neither the term "special edition" nor "SUV" seem adequate here.
This 1991 Land Rover Defender 110 Spectre 007 is a jaw dropping
display of skillful customization. It was built to wow both
onlookers and fellow exhibitors at SEMA shows - not the easiest
crowd to impress, so the bar for curb appeal was set very high.
From front to back and inside and out, it sports an array of
upgrades that not only demand your attention, but also make for an
outstanding driving experience. Looking for the ultimate off road
machine? Here it is.
The matte black paint that's now draped over the exterior is just
one of many signs that this is no ordinary Land Rover. It's
outfitted like no other of its kind, featuring an array of unique
features to denote its special status. Up front, a pair of extra
powerful LED headlights are recessed into a custom Santorini grille
below the Puma hood and the Warn Zeon winch mounted on the bumper
serves notice that this one of a kind ride is about more than just
visual impact. The steel storage rack above the cabin spans the
entire roof and the quad front spotlights stand ready to light the
way on even the darkest of trails. Metal armor plates mounted at
strategic points on the exterior offer protection from any damaging
hazards that might be encountered, and the checkered accents over
the side sills and wing plates really pop against their black
background. You won't soon find another vehicle that's as rugged
yet stylish as this one anytime soon.
Judging from the uncreased, smooth surfaces of the two-tone gray
seating, they haven't seen much use. In back of the two rows of
bucket seats is a pair of additional benches facing each other,
mirroring the accommodations of its classic predecessors. There are
outstanding features wherever you look - the customized and
reimagined dash area carries a bevy of fresh gauges that sit behind
the properly British right-hand steering wheel, with the center
section featuring a sizable Alpine media display to keep a read on
both the modern AM/FM stereo with iPod connectivity and the
sightings of the backup camera. The air conditioning blows strong
and cold through the set of 4 in dash vents and a thorough amount
of sound deadening and heat insulation material sits underneath the
carpeting for a surprisingly comfortable and quiet ride.
A 300 TDI engine takes center stage in the engine compartment
having replaced the original 200 TDI. Armed with a cold air intake
for some extra power, it starts right up and has a very healthy
idle. It pairs with a 5-speed manual transmission that's optimally
geared for the powerplant's output, with the lever to engage the
surefootedness of four wheel drive within very easy reach of the
driver. The overall driving experience this Land Rover offers is
very impressive - it's running great and drives with a smoothness
you likely wouldn't expect from a ride featuring its 16"
Beadlock-style wheels and their sizable 37" Maxxis Trepador tires.
Power brakes that feature discs in front will bring it to a stop in
short order and its power steering is light but responsive for easy
navigating. Not surprising, considering the attentive care it's
received, the undercarriage on this outstanding off-roader appears
solid and straight.
With a spec sheet itemizing over 135 customizations, if you're
looking for a truly distinctive and well-equipped specimen of SUV
royalty, you have to take a look at this 1991 Land Rover Defender
110 Spectre 007 Edition. Call today!