42,570 Original Miles


Manual Transmission
3.9L V8
182 hp @ 4750 rpm*
232 lb/ft torque @ 3100 rpm*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 10.2 seconds
Top Speed: 86 MPH
*Base Price in 1994: $28,495


*Seller Asking:


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Fast Facts:

  • While the Range Rover was available since 1987, the Defender was the first “utilitarian” Land Rover available in the U.S since 1974. The Defender arrived as the one year only “110” model in 1993, and was then sold as the “90” in 1994 onwards
  • The Defender featured an aluminum body over a steel chassis. The all aluminum V8 made it easy for the Defender to handle freeway speeds, as well as tow without straining. With long travel coil springs, permanent four-wheel-drive, and a manually locking center differential, the Defender was clearly intended as an upscale alternative to the Jeep Wrangler
  • With generous ground clearance, a short wheelbase, and short overhangs, the Defender is tremendously agile and capable of climbing hills with up to a 45 degree incline angle
  • The Defender was originally known as the “90” or “110” in previous years. The Defender didn’t earn its name until Land Rover introduced the Discovery, at which point the company decided to give all of its models a proper name
  • In 1998, airbags became required for both front passengers, and side impact protection had to be implemented in the doors. This required more modification than was financially feasible, so Land Rover axed the Defender all together
Key Model Year Changes:

  • First year of the Defender 90 in the U.S. It was sold as a “convertible” model only
  • A hard top didn’t become an option until late 1994, and it was fiberglass. There were a few D90’s sold with a fixed metal hard top in late 1994, known as “Port of Entry” wagons (very rare)
  • The following year (1995) had A/C as standard. ’95 also featured new 5 spoke wheels and a more powerful sound system. There was also a new “fastback” soft top with plastic sliding windows
  • There was no Defender in 1996
  • The Defender returns in 1997, with the Rover group now owned by BMW. 1997 models use a larger, distributorless EFI 4.0 V8 and 4spd automatic from the Discovery (manual trans is an option). Features a more effective air conditioning, driving lamps, and the standard winch is now 9,000 lbs (vs 8,000)
  • 1997 is also the first “official” year of the fixed roof Defender. This was an all-weather 6 passenger station wagon that featured a fixed aluminum roof, swing-out tailgate, roll-down door windows, and sliding rear side windows. The convertible option was still available

Seller Notes:

  • 42,570 original miles. 5spd manual
  • Original Portofino red paint
  • Garaged for most of its life
  • 2 piece folding rear seats
  • Lots of recent work done. Fluids replaced Needs nothing
  • Factory A/C blows cold
  • Clean Carfax


  • Location: Bridgeport, Connecticut – (more photos below)
  • UPDATE: ad is no longer available (sold or expired)

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UPDATE: ad is no longer available (sold or expired)

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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output
*Performance numbers pulled from reputable automotive road tests
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it
*Advertised price at time of posting. Sellers can raise or lower prices on their original ad at any time. Click on the original ad to view current price/availability

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