1997 Land Rover Defender 90 2017-06-08T10:16:29+00:00

Project Description

OVERVIEW

Few sport utility vehicles can say they are fit for a queen. The Land Rover Defender can backup the title. Queen Elizabeth II considers the Land Rover Defender one of her favorite vehicles. While critics malign it for it’s rough and tumble handling, you can’t deny its presence. It’s the original SUV. It’s iconic. Oh, it also makes anyone driving it look 300% tougher. Guaranteed.

The Land Rover Defender not only looks like it can drive through anything and come out the other side unscathed; it actually has the goods to back it up. With plenty of ground clearance and the ability to ford more than 3 feet of water, the Defender is pretty much unstoppable. Overseas it’s gained a reputation for African Safaris, herding sheep and tackling any topographic challenge you throw at it. If it can handle these environments with aplomb there’s no doubt it will handle the grocery store parking lot, drive to the country club, or whatever you throw at it. And all the while your friends kids or unsolicited tag-alongs (because their inevitable) will get a huge kick out of the army style rear seats.

If you’re looking for the latest tech bells and whistles, this truck is not for you. It is pure utilitarian.   Unlike modern Land Rovers, the Defender is the very definition of the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Stupid) philosophy. Instead of a plush, leather-wrapped dash that hides a bunch of electronics, the Defender instead makes do with a much simpler dash panel full of mechanical-feeling buttons, switches, and levers.

Its features include power windows, air conditioning and a radio. That’s about it. If you’re looking for a plush riding, tech laden luxury SUV your better suited driving a Range Rover. If you want an involved driving experience it is the vehicle for you. It will empower you. It will make you more aware of your situations.

If it’s good enough for the Queen, it’s certainly good enough for you and your queen.

OVERVIEW

Few sport utility vehicles can say they are fit for a queen. The Land Rover Defender can backup the title. Queen Elizabeth II considers the Land Rover Defender one of her favorite vehicles. While critics malign it for it’s rough and tumble handling, you can’t deny its presence. It’s the original SUV. It’s iconic. Oh, it also makes anyone driving it look 300% tougher. Guaranteed.

The Land Rover Defender not only looks like it can drive through anything and come out the other side unscathed; it actually has the goods to back it up. With plenty of ground clearance and the ability to ford more than 3 feet of water, the Defender is pretty much unstoppable. Overseas it’s gained a reputation for African Safaris, herding sheep and tackling any topographic challenge you throw at it. If it can handle these environments with aplomb there’s no doubt it will handle the grocery store parking lot, drive to the country club, or whatever you throw at it. And all the while your friends kids or unsolicited tag-alongs (because their inevitable) will get a huge kick out of the army style rear seats.

If you’re looking for the latest tech bells and whistles, this truck is not for you. It is pure utilitarian.   Unlike modern Land Rovers, the Defender is the very definition of the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Stupid) philosophy. Instead of a plush, leather-wrapped dash that hides a bunch of electronics, the Defender instead makes do with a much simpler dash panel full of mechanical-feeling buttons, switches, and levers.

Its features include power windows, air conditioning and a radio. That’s about it. If you’re looking for a plush riding, tech laden luxury SUV your better suited driving a Range Rover. If you want an involved driving experience it is the vehicle for you. It will empower you. It will make you more aware of your situations.

If it’s good enough for the Queen, it’s certainly good enough for you and your queen.

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A LOOK IN THE REAR VIEW

The Land Rover debuted in 1948 and was inspired by the original WWII Jeep. Built to serve British military troops, the original Land Rover was engineered to weather tough environments, artillery shells and offroad challenges. The Series I, created in 1948, was followed by the Series II and Series II in the 1980’s. Through its development the Land Rover has become the go-to vehicle or African Safaris, herding sheep in England and of course the occasional drive to the mall.

The Land Rover Defender is the last iteration of the original Land Rover. Available in the US for only 4 years (1993-1997), the Defender is a rough and tumble SUV that’s true to its roots. It’s the definition of barebones with a very utilitarian interior. The 1997 Land Rover Defender benefits from an all-aluminum V8 shared with the Land Rover Discovery.

A LOOK IN THE REAR VIEW

The Land Rover debuted in 1948 and was inspired by the original WWII Jeep. Built to serve British military troops, the original Land Rover was engineered to weather tough environments, artillery shells and offroad challenges. The Series I, created in 1948, was followed by the Series II and Series II in the 1980’s. Through its development the Land Rover has become the go-to vehicle or African Safaris, herding sheep in England and of course the occasional drive to the mall.

The Land Rover Defender is the last iteration of the original Land Rover. Available in the US for only 4 years (1993-1997), the Defender is a rough and tumble SUV that’s true to its roots. It’s the definition of barebones with a very utilitarian interior. The 1997 Land Rover Defender benefits from an all-aluminum V8 shared with the Land Rover Discovery.

WORD ON THE STREET

“Today’s world of unibody, over-bloated SUV’s are a unfortunate necessity for the masses, leaving with it a dearth of purpose-built utility vehicles. In a tightened economy buyers understandably gravitate towards functionality and price over passion and inspiration. One thing is for certain, though: We will in all likelihood never again see a vehicle comparable to the original NAS Defender. Today’s Land Rover is simply too smart to make such a wonderful mistake.”

Eric Yang, Gear Patol

“Many consider the Defender 90 the last of the “real” Land Rovers with their short wheelbase, solid axles, and mountain goat ability. Add to that quirky English ergonomics—er, charm—and you have the basis for a purpose-built trail rig that is chock-full of character.”

Sean Holman, Four Wheeler Network

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