For Sale: 1989 Land Rover Defender in Aiken, South Carolina

Vehicle Description

This Defender is located in our Aiken, SC climate-controlled showroom. The inventory shown is owned, maintained, and driven by us here at Car Cave USA. For more pictures, information, video, and to view our large inventory of left-hand drive Defenders please visit or call 803-262-4742. Full Walk Around Video at Available! Apply Directly at our lending partner Woodside Credit Contact us for additional lenders and financing options.We can customize your Defender purchase! Our CarCave team is dedicated to transforming your Defender into your masterpiece, tailored to your vision. From upgraded performance features, air conditioning, and personalized interiors, we turn dreams into reality. Drive a Defender that's uniquely yours - discover the limitless possibilities with Car Cave.Highlights:Restored Factory Built V8Porsche Miami BlueLow Original MilesShown here is a full body off restored Defender 110 Soft Top that went through a whole truck load (pun intended) of tasteful modifications and performance upgrades. This 1989 model was factory built with the 3.5L V8 and was purchased by Car Cave with less than 60,000 original miles prior to the restoration. We gave this Defender the code name Big Willie as a tribute to Will Smith's (an icon since the 90's just like the Defender!) hit song Miami on the Big Willie Style album. Why? The Defender is finished in Porsche Miami Blue (Color Code M5C) which pairs perfect with the Exmoor Trim Camel Fluted leather interior and black accents.The Defender was sold new in Greece and purchased by our Athens location. When we found this Defender it had a straight body and rust free chassis. All of the original spot welds on the tub were in place and it was a great base for an epic build. We could easily recognize upon inspection this Defender lived its life in the dry Greek climate and was well taken care of throughout its life. Car Cave then painstakingly stripped this Defender down to the chassis for a mechanical rebuild and completed a full rotisserie respray of the body.Upgrades and Features:Holley Sniper Fuel InjectionSafety Devices Full External Roll CageExmoor Trim Camel Fluted UpholsteryHeated Front SeatsExmoor Trim Premium Locking Center ConsolePerformance Exhaust HeadersFull Stainless Steel Exhaust255/85R16 Falken Wildpeak MT TiresMethod Matte Black MR701 WheelsPuma HoodMomo Wood Steering WheelNAS Rear Step Bumper with Trailer Light AdapterSafari Style Half Doors with Removable WindowsExmoor Trim Black Canvas Soft TopExmoor Trim Hood SticksMantec Rear Tire CarrierShoulder Harness Seat Belt BarBearmach Blue Suspension Lift SpringsPro Comp ShocksHeavy Duty Steering RodsBearmach Steering StabilizerLED HeadlightsLED Marker Light KitLED Fog LampLED Reverse LightUSB Charging PortsAlloy Shift KnobsRear Cargo LinerThe 1989 Defender 110 V8 is a rare left hand drive with the factory built 3.5L Rover V8 that has been performance modified with a Edelbrock Performer Intake, Holley Sniper Fuel Injection, headers, and stainless steel exhaust. We have the tune on the Sniper EFI kit dialed in nicely and the Defender cruisers down the interstate. The Safety Devices 6 point roll cage provides excellent rollover protection. Safety Devices was the vendor Land Rover used to get the North American Spec Defenders certified by NHSTA for legal road use in the United States. If you look at all of the 1993 Defender 110 US Spec models and all NAS Defender 90 models, they feature a Safety Devices roll cage. We also love the look and contrasting black color. Our color pallet for the Defender build stuck to Porsche Miami Blue, Camel Upholstery, and black. This is carried throughout the entire build.A great looking and riding set 255/85R16 Falken Wildpeak MT tires keep the wheels spinning and traction to the pavement. Speaking of wheels, the hard to source Method MR701 Matte Black wheels look great wrap when paired with the Falken tires. The tire size matches perfectly to the size of lift. We used Bearmach Blue +5 CM springs which are known for their excellent all around ride quality. A full-size matching spare is mounted on the aftermarket Mantec tire carrier just above the NAS style rear bumper. We wired a trailer light connection to the rear so you can tow your boat or Fiat Jolly (look at the pictures!). The factory V8 engine runs extremely well with a deep subtle growl of a V8. The 5-Speed manual transmission shifts correctly through the gears smooth and precisely.A few tasteful upgrades have been added to this Defender but overall stays very original to its heritage. We did not want to stray to far from the classic half door look and kept the iconic Defender open dash unobstructed. Upgrades include LED lighting, Exmoor trim upholstery, Exmoor Trim canvas top, rear cargo mat, premium locking center console, Momo steering wheel, color matched mirrors, color matched headlamp finishers, and HD steering rods. The factory options are pretty typical for a Defender of the era including a heater, rear fog lamp, windshield wipers, blinkers, power steering, and power disc brakes.

Vehicle Details

  • 1989 Land Rover Defender
  • Listing ID: CC-1825854
  • Price: $129,980
  • Location:Aiken, South Carolina
  • Year:1989
  • Make:Land Rover
  • Model:Defender
  • Exterior Color:Miami Blue
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:60295
  • Stock Number:469034
Listed By:
Car Cave USA
1120 Edgefield Hwy
Aiken, SC 29801

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