1993 Land Rover Defender 90


• Exceptionally well maintained, matching numbers example


• Desirable 200tdi with NAS styling cues


• Legally imported and offered on a clean NJ title



Originally owned by a dealer in Belgium, this Defender spent its entire life pampered in the town of Mol before its importation to New Jersey last year. With only 127,800 kilometers (79,500 miles) on the clock and service records from new, the truck is an exceptionally preserved and solid example with its matching numbers 200tdi engine intact as well.

A recent full paint correction highlights the quality of the olive green exterior, while further work was completed on the doors to prevent any galvanic corrosion in the future. The contrasting roof and stunning NAS wheels, along with light guards front and rear, give this Defender a classic look prized by any Landie enthusiast. Other touches include the original, adjustable trailer hitch (with seven pin connector), a matching spare tire, and bumperettes. Underneath, the frame looks original and undisturbed, and has benefitted from years of rustproofing. Much of the underside's paint appears to be factory, and beyond some light surface corrosion here and there it has done its job admirably. 

Inside, the truck's gray vinyl seats are in great shape, including two folding benches along each side of the rear (though they are not currently installed). A useful center console, period radio and clock, and flawless dash all feature in the spartan cabin, while a Land Rover rear mat protects the load floor. Complete with its tool roll, jack, and manuals, this truck has everything it came with from new, though it will need a new rear headliner section (the insulation is still present and in perfect shape).

Over the last few years several ROW Defenders have graced the MCM showroom, but this one is by far the best driving experience. The 200tdi is a fantastic engine, robust and dependable, while fast enough to handle modern traffic and American highways. This one starts easily and is a very willing companion, complemented by a tight five speed manual and solid clutch. Great brakes and a well-sorted suspension further enhance the drive, while the knobbly tires are ready for any terrain.

Available immediately and located on a NJ title in our showroom, call Ben at (914) 402 5799 or email info@midcenturymotoring.com for more information.