Land Rover Defender 90 For Sale

Used Land Rover Defender 90 For Sale

The Land Rover Defender 90 for sale is a rugged, no-frills British four-wheel-drive off-road utility vehicle. Designed by Land Rover in 1984, the Defender 90 was developed from the original Land Rover Series launched in 1948 and bears a striking resemblance to the Series I, II and III models that came before it. This model enjoyed a continuous 67-year-long production run that ended Jan. 29, 2016. Plans to bring a modern version of the Defender 90 back into production were announced in 2018.

The D90 is a durable utility vehicle characterized by its 92.9” wheelbase, exposed door hinges, and riveted bodywork. It was introduced one year after its longer predecessor, the 110. Together, the 90 and the 110 replaced the original Land Rover series, and, along with the Range Rover, completed Land Rover’s lineup until the introduction of a longer model, the 130 in 1985, followed by the Discovery in 1989.

Defenders were produced for the American market from 1994-97 due to stringent regulations. In 1997, the US DoT required that all vehicles be fitted with airbags. Since the Defender would require significant design modifications to include airbags and the US market was limited, Land Rover halted North American production in 1997.

Stylistically, the 90 looks quite similar to the previous Land Rover Series III model. Mechanically, it upgraded the Series III with the addition of coil springs to provide a more comfortable ride and improve axle articulation. Land Rover also fitted the 90 with the Range Rover’s permanent four-wheel-drive system that features a two-speed transfer gearbox with a lockable center differential. Since 1985, the D90 has also had wind-up windows rather than the sliding windows of the Series III.

Also in 1985, the short-wheelbase 90 was first given V8 power along with 114hp, mated to a five-speed LT85 manual gearbox. A year later, the 90 began sporting a popular “Diesel Turbo” option. The 2.5-liter diesel engine was modified slightly to include a redesigned crankshaft, Teflon-coated pistons, and nimonic steel exhaust valves.

In 1989, with the addition of the Discovery to Land Rover’s lineup, the 90 was called the Defender. The Discovery’s launch ushered in a new, more efficient, and more economical direct-injected diesel 200Tdi engine. This post-1989 engine was more efficient than the naturally aspirated Diesel Turbo and was the most commonly sold Defender while it was offered.

Beginning in 1994, Land Rover offered a new Tdi300 engine. Four years later, that engine was replaced by the more-powerful Td5 engine, which was rolled out to meet Euro III emissions regulations standards. The Td5 remains a popular selection in used and restored D90s due to its power, efficiency, and reliability. Most military versions of the Defender made after the introduction of the Td5 were still offered with the Tdi300 engine, however, due to the Td5’s complexity. The Defender 90 is a rugged little piece of work that remains true to its humble workhorse roots. It may not be exceedingly pretty or overly comfortable, but it will be at home in any environment—the desert, the rainforest, the most treacherous British bog—and carry on reliably.

New and Used Models

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1991 Land Rover Defender 90
$269,950 10 Miles

    This full custom built was designed and built 100% in house by Fusion and after stealing the show at SEMA is now available.

    This particular D90 is was born as a rare piece being 1 of...

Fusion Luxury Motors Los Angeles, CA

2015 Land Rover Defender 90
$99,500 OBO 17,000 Miles

    Unique and one of a kind, Urban Warrior custom built, 2 door hardtop, completely blemish free inside and out, Automatic transmission, 420hp Ford Coyote 5.0L - V8, heavy duty axles, limited slip...

1997 Land Rover Defender 90
$77,888 80,568 Miles

    1997 Land Rover Defender 90 | STOCK # 19142Mancuso Motorsports is proud to offer the desirable and rare 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 Soft Top. This example is one of only 1500 Defender 90 soft...

Mancuso Motorsports Chicago, IL

1997 Land Rover Defender 90
$70,000 64,000 Miles

    1997 Defender 90 - Extremely nice example of a Defender 90 which has been garaged and cared for it's entire life by a rover specialist.

1997 Land Rover Defender 90
$64,888 115,198 Miles

    1997 Land Rover Defender 90 2-Door | STOCK # 19152HIGHLIGHTSPERFORMANCE:4.0L V8 Engine4-Speed Automatic Transmission with Locking Torque Converter2-Speed Manual Locking Transfer GearboxPower...

Mancuso Motorsports Chicago, IL

2015 Land Rover Defender 90 Heritage Limited Edition
Call for price 507 Miles

    Collector's Dream - Last of The Line and One of 400 Ever Made with Delivery Miles For full details and provenance on this significant motorcar, please inquire within. Disclaimer Whilst...

Speedart Motorsports Miami, FL

1997 Land Rover Defender 90 2dr Station Wagon Hard-Top
$69,999 88,569 Miles

CNC Motors Riverside, CA

1991 Land Rover Defender 90 KAHN Diesel
$59,995 78,191 Miles

    BJ Motors is proud to offer this highly desirable 1991 Land Rover Defender D90 Diesel. This Defender is BADASS featuring a full Blacked out exterior, Khan Wheels, and updated interior. This Land...

BJ Motors Houston, TX

1997 Land Rover Defender 90
$123,800 18,400 Miles

    1997 Land Rover Defender 90 convertible, Monza Red, automatic transmission, air conditioning, only 18,400 miles from new, an authentic North American Specification Defender 90 and one of just...

1995 Land Rover Defender 90 NAS
$119,950 100 Miles

    We’re pleased to present another immaculately REFURBISHED and UPGRADED 1995 Land Rover Defender 90 NAS Soft Top. A true “southern” car (100% RUST-FREE!) for ALL of its former life, this 1995...



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