1988 Land Rover Defender

Technical specifications of Land Rover Defender 1988

Price: -
Item location: Durham, North Carolina, United States
Make: Land Rover
Model: Defender
Type: Pick Up
Year: 1988
Mileage: 103,747
VIN: 11111111111111111
Color: GREY
Engine size: 2.5 Turbo Diesel
Number of cylinders: 4
Power options: Power Steering
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: AWD
Interior color: Grey/Black
Options: 4-Wheel Drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

** Re-listed due to non-paying bidder **

Serious bidders only please, thank you!

Here at Mad Rover, we are dedicated and passionate about cars but more importantly, we are MAD about Land Rovers, especially the iconic Defender! To us, we believe a car is more than just a car.....more than just transportation. They are a labor of love - a drivable timepiece that you can enjoy and truly cherish. We believe that life is better when you do what you're passionate about, from work, to play, and what you drive. We are dedicated to others who are like-minded lovers of adventure, auto enthusiasts, or collectors to attain these legendary vehicles.

We are proud to present an opportunity to own a true British classic, a 1988 Land Rover Defender 90. All I can say is what a unique and retro pick up truck this is! Ultra rare and very desirable 29-year-old classic Land Rover 90. Especially in the unique pick up/tailgate style, which can be converted to a soft top/canvasNAS style spec Defender. This is a rare and unique vehicle that's an iconic British build (not a cheap foreign/Santana Spanish copy). All in all, any car collector and enthusiast will find a classic and genuine investment in this Defender 90 - a car that has been a true survivor of its lifetime, one that will live on for many more generations to come.

1988 Land Rover

Defender 90

Short Wheelbase Pick Up

2.5lt Turbo Diesel

103,773 Original Miles

5-Speed Manual Transmission

LT77 Gearbox

Hi/Low Differential Lock

Power Steering

Disc Brakes

Land Rover Alloy Wheels

Brand New Avon Ranger ATT Tires

Side Rock Sliders and Tree Guards

Untouched, unmolested, true original Land Rover Defender 90

All the engine and running gears work perfectly as they should

VIN matching engine/brake booster plate & chassis (frame)

Complete with matching documents & paperwork

Just Registered and Titled with the NC DMV

Fully compliant with all USA import regulations

Defender 90 Assessment

Finished in original Land Rover Mid Grey with an Alpine White roof, which can only be described as simply a beautiful combination. This defender is not to be confused with a re-sprayed example, it is 100% original and never been painted. An untouched, unmolested and true original Land Rover Defender 90. The Defender is much loved for its rugged construction, simple mechanics, and all around basic simplicity. Honest Land Rover with only age related wear. As with any older vehicle, please expect a flaws and imperfections that come with age and mileage.I just love the uniqueness and charm of it being right hand drive. All the drivingcomponents are the same as a US vehicle configuration, gas pedal; clutch, brakes and gear stick are the sameexcept you are just in a right hand side drivingposition.Takes ten minutes to get use to and then it's a joy to drive and creates waves and attention wherever it goes.A true, retro, original Defender!

Mechanically, this Defender is in great running and driving condition. Runs and drives flawlessly. The Defender starts easily and runs smoothly with every turn of the key.The vehicle's road manners are fantastic, what you would expect from an old Land Rover. The suspension feels tight and well sorted, steering and braking perform to satisfaction, as they should. The power steering is crisp and true. The engine makes great power and feels strong throughout the power band.Low-end torque is impressive. Overall this Land Rover is in great mechanical condition and operates exactly as it should and is ready for its next adventure!

The interior of this Defender is in excellent original condition. The Interior features almost new Exmore trim seats, which include a center cubby box with cup holders. Very clean and tidy with no rips or tears, simplistic dash all with original dials and speedo is in MPH. Minor modifications include a three spoke Mono leather steering wheel with a slim line boss. Floor Pans are solid and in very good shape with Defender floor mats.

All this Defender needs is a new owner, who will be getting quite a retro and unique collector piece. Certainly purchasing more than just a car, as a Defender owner, you will be adding to the story and legacy of its history - taking adventures to the next level. TheDefender models are now becoming rare and collectibles. Land Rover ceased production of the Defender in 2016, so prices are rapidly rising and are a worthy investment, not just in fun. Take advantage of this rare and historic Defender. No need to worry about importing, international shipping, or getting it through customs. Mad Rover has taken care of all the complex and diligent work for you. This Land Rover Defender may not get you anywhere fast, but it will sure get you there in style!



Manufacturer code: Land Rover


Model: Defender (for early models: Ninety, or One Ten)


Wheel base: 92.9 inch, but designated 90


Body type: 2-door: Pickup, hood cab, truck cab, or soft/hard top


Engine type: 2.5 litre diesel turbo (model 19J)


Steering and transmission: Right-hand drive (RHD), 5-speed manual (LT85, LT77, LT77S, R380 or other)


Model year: 1988


Assembly location: Solihull, UK


Serial number


This Defender is factory fitted with a matching VIN 2.5lt turbo diesel (19J Diesel Turbo) that starts right up every time. It feels firm and is very solid, as it should. The original 2.5td engine has covered 103k miles - which is very low considering its age.Time has shown these Defenders are unbreakable if they maintained and driven properly.

Service & Maintenance History

Under our care we performed a full service on this Defender so it is in a ready to use, ready to drive condition. It has undergone a complete detail of the exterior and interior, as well as a deep clean of the undercarriage. Full multi-point inspection completed, checked and topped off all fluids and inspected all major components including front differential, rear differential, transfer case, gearbox, wheel swivels, coolant, brakes reservoir and power steering. Just serviced with a new oil and filter change, new engine air filter, all undercarriage chassis points, prop shaft and U-joints freshly greased on 6/24/2017 at 103,773 miles.

Body & Exterior

The body is aluminum on top of a steel chassis. Being original of course you can expect minor dents here and there. It has a great petunia that only adds to the character of this original Defender pick up. Has the added side rock sliders and tree guards for extra body protection. Complete with height adjustable rear tow hook making it as practical as a land Rover should. New Land Rover front grill inserts and checkered plate on the wing tops. This Defender has a great stance and looks stylish modern sitting nicely on factory Land Rover Alloy 16" rims with 30mm wheel spacers. Complete with a full size spare alloy wheel, which is secured nice and tight in the rear cab.


The Interior is very clean and features almost new Exmore trim seats, with a center cubby box with cup holders. Simplistic dash and original dials, with the speedometer in MPH. Comes with winding up side windows with a sliding rear window. Floor Pans are solid and in very good shape. Complete with Land Rover Defender rubber floor mats.

Brakes & Running Gear

All the brakes and running gear work properly, the disc brakes and parking brake hold the vehicle as it is meant to. Equipped with powered-assisted steering, which really make it fun and a pleasure to drive for an old Land Rover. The clutch operates correctly, the original gearbox shifts and works properly .

A true, go anywhere, all terrain vehicle!



Weimport and hand pickeach of our rare and unique vehicles based on quality, value, and desirability. Basically, if we wouldn't drive it ourselves we wouldn't try and sell it to you. Westrive to provide the most thorough and accurate description as possible within the scope of our ability. These are not perfect showroom quality vehicles, so please don't expect a perfect and brand new vehicle. Ultimately it is a Land Rover and they are older, rougher, and rugged. These vehicles are now becoming iconic, retro, and collectable classics full of character. They will have age related issues, however, by buying a used Land Rover you fully understand what comes with purchasing an older vehicle. The pride and care we take in the vehicles we sell show in detail and selection. So please give us the courtesy of only bidding, if you are prepared to purchase the vehicle.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is this vehicle legal?

A. Yes all vehicles we offer for sale have been legally imported to the USA and they conform to all the rules and regulations. It has passed all Department of Transport, Environmental Protection Agency, Customs & Boarder Patrol and DMV tests and inspections and is 100% legally here in the USA. All vehicles have current legal documentation. It is insured, titled and registered in North Carolina and will be sold with a clean title.

Q. What is an MOT? (Required for European & British roads, but not required for the USA)

A. An MOT test (Ministry of Transport) is an annual testof vehiclesafety, roadworthiness aspects and exhaust emissionsrequired in Great Britain. The decision to pass or fail each presented vehicle comes down to these following the guidelines .The MOT test covers the following, lighting, signaling equipment, Steering (including suspension), Brakes, Tires and wheels, Seat belts, Body, structure, chassis (rust) and general items. Includes body and components such as spoilers, bumpers and mirror housings, Exhaust, fuel and emissions. Our vehicles are provided with a British MOT certificates of roadworthiness, a much higher standard test than a state inspection. Not required for the USA but completed regardless.

Q. Is this vehicle in a good ready to use condition?

A. Yes all vehicles for sale are in a good ready to use, ready to drive condition.

Terms & Conditions of Sale

Bidding -Please read the entire description and view all pictures before placing a bid. Please only bid if you have the funds to commit to the purchase of the vehicle. We go out of our way to provide as detailed of a description as possible as well as posting numerous photos. If you have any questions feel free to ask away. Please wait to place your bid until you are completely satisfied. By placing a bid on our auction, you assert that you have read and agree to our Terms & Conditions as well as eBay's Terms & Conditions; you assert that you understand the risks of purchasing a used vehicle; and you assert that you have asked all questions prior to placing your bid. Additionally, you enter into a binding contract to purchase the item you are bidding on should you be the winning bidder. The seller may, at its sole discretion, cancel any bid or restrict any member from bidding on this or future auctions. Your opportunity to negotiate is prior to the sale.

Winning Bidders -Please have your financing, cash, cashiers check, wife/husband/parents/dog convinced, or whatever it is you need to do ready before you bid. Winning bidders are required to contact us via eBay message, email or phone within 24 hours of auction close. Full payment is due within 5 days of the auction's end. Payment methods to complete the sale are cash in person, certified checks, money orders, bank finance checks, 3rd party loans or wire transfer. If you are having the vehicle shipped, full payment must be completed before the vehicle can be release for shipment. Buyers are responsible for their own state taxes and fees.

As Is Disclaimer -Both parties acknowledge that the above mentioned vehicle is sold as seen, that the buyer has tried and inspected the vehicle to his/her satisfaction and has approved the purchase with the understanding that the vehicle is sold "AS IS" without warranties or guarantees, either expressed or implied. The Buyer accepts full responsibility for any repairs incurred following the date of sale, as well as any costs related to vehicle registration, safety certification, or transfer of ownership. All risks and responsibilities pass to the Buyer once payment is made in full and the Buyer takes possession of the vehicle.

Warranty -This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty: expressed, written, or implied. Vehicle is sold as is, where is. Your opportunity to inspect is prior to the sale.

Refunds &Returns -No refunds or a return policy. All sales are final and are As-Is.

Shipping & Vehicle pick up -We can help the buyer with finding and assisting with securing a shipping company at a competitive price. We assume no responsibility for damages incurred after leaving our premises. If the vehicle is going to be shipped, full payment must be received before the vehicle is delivered to the shipping company. Shipping costs are the buyer's responsibility and expense.

Export & Import Services -We handle all aspects of vehicle exports and imports, including UK export and US import compliance. We work directly with specialist shipping lines and export/import agents, in addition to delivery to the port of shipping in the UK, and port handling and collection on arrival in the US. We are registered and bonded importers with US customs.

Buyer's Inspection -Every effort has been made to accurately and fairly describe this vehicle to you. We have tried to disclose all information known about this vehicle for sale. Please be advised that used vehicles will have typical dents and dings inherent for their year and mechanical parts are subject to fail.All test drives and inspections must complete before the final sale, so please make sure you inspect the vehicle prior to the sale ending. Buyer is responsible for any inspection charges and fees.

Non-paying Bidders -We take great pride in our work and are very serious about what we do. Likewise, we expect the people who bid on our auctions to be serious about honoring their bid. If you are the successful bidder for our auctions and do not pay for your vehicle within the specified time, an Unpaid Item case will be opened with eBay. This can severely restrict your ability to purchase from all eBay sellers. You will be charged a $249 re-listing fee. All unpaid fees will be handed over to a collection agency and pursued to the fullest extent of the law.

Transfer of Ownership -The buyer is responsible for registering the vehicle in his/her home State and responsible for making sure the vehicle meets his/her home States DMV requirements for title transfer and registration of the vehicle. As well as responsible for any and all costs associated with transfer of ownership including, but not limited to, registration, sales tax, tags title transfer, State inspection, and repairs to meet State inspection requirements. The buyer accepts full responsibility for all repairs and inspections required with getting the vehicle registered in his/her home state. So please be aware of your States DMV requirements to register a used vehicle in the State you wish to have the vehicle registered in.

The vehicle is located in Durham, North Carolina; it has passed all NC Department of Transport inspections, Environmental Protection Agency and Custom & Boarder Patrol inspections and is 100% legally here in the USA. We are happy to take more photos, videos or live-video chat with any serious buyers.

If you have any questions or inquiries please do not hesitate to contact us.

We will be happy to assist you in any and every possible way we can.

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On Jul-06-17 at 08:58:47 PDT, seller added the following information:

Low Reserve!

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