1997 LAND ROVER DEFENDER 90 NAS
NOW JUST $79,950 USD
(WAS $99,950 USD)
Available now! We're pleased to present the well-preserved and restored 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 NAS, with only 93,850+/- original miles on the clock – that's just a little over 2,200 miles/year!
This 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 was delivered new to California in 1996 and spent time in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The previous owner acquired it in late 2018 and subsequently commissioned Osprey Custom Cars in Castle Hayne, NC to undertake a six-month, body-off-the-frame restoration.
The truck is finished in factory-correct Alpine White over gray upholstery and features a 3,947cc V8 that sends power to all four wheels through a smooth-shifting four-speed automatic transmission. The odometer shows 93,850+/- miles, of which 2K were added under the previous ownership. This Defender 90 is now offered with receipts from the refurbishment, an AutoCheck report, and a clean North Carolina title.
The six-month refurbishment at Osprey Custom Cars was completed in March 2019 and included replacing the chassis with a galvanized frame, a complete respray in the original Alpine White finish, and replacement of the brakes, steering, suspension, axles, and more. Photos showing the freshly painted body can be viewed in the gallery. The total cost of this restoration and service was more than $35K.
The black powder-coated 16″ wheels wear 255/75 BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A Baja Champion tires. Close-ups of the wheels, tires, and suspension can be viewed in the gallery. The interior features gray upholstery, manual windows, and a sunroof. The digital odometer shows just under 94k miles, approximately 2k of which were added under previous ownership. The rear compartment has side-facing seats that fold up to expand cargo capacity.
The original 4.0L (3,947cc) Land Rover V8 is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission paired with a two-speed transfer case. The US-spec engine was rated to produce 182 horsepower at 4,750 rpm and 233 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm when new. An oil change was performed a month ago. Brakes, suspension, axles, and other components were replaced by Osprey Custom Cars during the recent refurbishment.
This pristine Defender 90 NAS has been fully serviced and is ready for the open road – or, no road at all!
Classic cars have proven to be among the most rewarding and resilient investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years! Are you ready to make an investment that you can actually drive and enjoy?
We're more than happy to help with professional shipping nationwide, and depending on where you're located, we may personally deliver it to you. You can fly into our local airport (ILM) just 5 miles away to view the vehicle and test drive if you'd like. And, YES – financing IS available!
Thanks for looking and have a great day!
The Osprey Custom Cars Team
Make: Land Rover
Model: Defender 90 NAS
Stock #: 073019
Price: $79,950 USD