For Sale: 1987 Land Rover Defender in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1987 Land Rover Defender 90 - Imported from Italy - 272k Kilometers (~169k Miles) Shown - 2.5-Liter Turbo Diesel Inline-Four - Five-Speed Manual Transmission - Dual-Range Transfer Case - Repainted in Tan - Gray Vinyl Upholstery - Black Soft Top - White Hardtop - Aluminum 16 Wheels - Brush Guard - LED Lighting - Tuffy Storage Box - Aftermarket Radio The US market was not introduced to the Land Rover Defender until 1993, however the basic Land Rover product was familiar to US enthusiasts thanks to the vehicles Land Rover offered the US market in the past. This example is a Defender imported from Italy. The tough, capable Defender sold elsewhere in the world was known to be a rugged vehicle. Land Rover proved how tough their vehicles were by organizing an annual Camel Trophy endurance race. Not only did the race prove the endurance of the vehicles, but it also highlighted the determination of drivers who put their trust in the Land Rover vehicles as they traversed through jungles, and other incredibly tough terrain. Large insects, dehydration and fatigue were all part of the experience. Fortunately for you, driving this Land Rover does not come with the experience of dealing with bird size mosquitoes, or spiders the size of kittens. You may enjoy this vehicle on US roads, or on some good 'ol two track trails. Whatever you choose, this Rover will get you where you need to go. A previous owner added the Camel Trophy stickers to this Rover, which we assume was because the color of the paint is very similar to the Sandglow paint used on the Camel Trophy Land Rovers. Not only does the paint color similar to the Camel Trophy vehicles help give off a rugged appearance, but a spare tire on the hood, white letter all terrain tires, brush guards, and LED lighting go right along with the rugged theme. The paint finish is glossy and even throughout, the brush guard paint is in great condition, along with the front and rear bumpers. Beneath the tire laden bonnet is a 2.5 Liter Turbo Diesel Inline-4 mated to a 5-Speed Manual Transmission. The vehicle runs and drives exceptionally well. Both the hardtop and a soft top are included in the sale of the vehicle, with both being in nice condition. The hardtop has a few points of wear in the paint and the headliner has a few water spots, while the soft top is in very nice condition: windows are clear, the top frame is clean, and the top itself is made of a robust canvas material. Defender 90's did not come with luxury accouterments, or bells and whistles. While this Defender has a few extras added, it does not make this a posh vehicle. If a must have on your list of options is a place to put your Starbucks latte, this may not be the vehicle for you. The interior features black seating surfaces, including those on the inward facing bench seats at the rear. A sturdy, locking center console has been added, which features an aftermarket stereo, padded armrest, and large storage cubby. Aftermarket speakers have been added on the lower portion of the dashboard, and at the rear of the vehicle. Otherwise, the vehicle remains highly original. Please call if interested or e-mail with specific questions. Thank you for looking.

Vehicle Details

  • 1987 Land Rover Defender
  • Listing ID: CC-1630598
  • Price: $47,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1987
  • Make:Land Rover
  • Model:Defender
  • Exterior Color:Tan
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:271975
  • Stock Number:22GKM284
Listed By:
Garage Kept Motors
420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

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