Land Rover Defender 90 - 2.5L TD - Off-Road Edition

1990 Land Rover Defender

Technical specifications of Land Rover Defender 1990

Price: US $15,900.00
Item location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Make: Land Rover
Model: Defender
Type: Defender
Year: 1990
Mileage: 142000
VIN: 00000000000000000
Color: Orange
Number of cylinders: 4
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Options: 4-Wheel Drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description


Location: Minneapolis, MN
Title: Clear Minnesota Title
Transmission: Manual 5-Speed
Driver Side: Right Hand Drive (RHD)

Engine: 2.5L Turbo Diesel/200Tdi
Doors: 2-Doors
Miles: 140,000
Color: Orange
Style: Off-road
Seats: 2


Recently (mildly) refreshed and ready for your next adventure. This vintage Land Rover Defender was imported from the UK and shipped to our shop in Minnesota where we underwent a refresh process to ensure she was road worthy and ready for a new life in America. This is fun example of a Land Rover Defender with original motor and chassis. It passed both EPA and DOT inspection, with Homeland Security approving of her import to the United States.


This could be a daily driver, but will need a little bit of polish to get it there. It's not perfect. Keep this in mind as you look for a Defender. This would be great for someone with mild mechanical skills (or ability to learn). We will happily walk you through the details via Facetime or via a phone call. We do have other inventory available as well should you need something different.


Make & Model: Land Rover Defender 90
Condition: Used
Year: 1990
Engine: 2.5L Turbo Diesel
Mileage: 142,000 Original Miles
Transmission: 5-speed Manual
Fuel type: Diesel
Paint: Orange Raptor Paint
Vehicle Title: Clean and Clear MN title
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Orange G4 Tribute – Defender 90

We’ve had this project sitting in the back of the shop for over a year. When we moved her to our current location she wouldn’t start after a blown turbo hose (it collapsed internally) and we couldn’t figure it out – because it wasn’t visible to the eye. As a result she was pushed in the back and forgotten about. When we finally sorted the issue, we had moved on to several other projects and this one kept being pushed back. She deserves a fun home. We've loved driving her around and wish we had more time. Photos were taken in April 2020 during the lock down.

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Cool Raptor Orange Color
Roof Rack
Updated Off-road Seats
New Rear Exhaust Sections
Off-road Lights
Side Steps
Brush Guard
Roof Rack
Good Price


Not a perfect paint job
Minor door rust on passenger side door
No headliner
Older 2.5 Turbo Diesel

What’s Next

Before she goes to her new home, we plan on doing some general maintenance to help the new owners out. A few of the door hinges need adjusting, a few bolts have been poorly put in place, the seat belt brackets will be re-attached. Essentially, it came to us as a project someone else barely put back together. We’ve put quite a bit of effort into making her tidy so far, but will need a little love to bring her to her full potential. It would make a great off-road truck as it is, but could serve as a base for someone who wanted to get an affordable Defender project they could drive while they slowly refreshed it. As an older 2.5L Turbo Diesel, she does have the typical light smoke upon start-up, but does clear and pulls really strong.


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Over the years we have grown and expanded the Bishop+Rook business. In the early days we offered relatively simply Defenders, at affordable prices. We moved from our founder’s garage to a 3,500 square foot workshop where we hired our first team members. As we grew, we learned, got better, and began taking on more complicated projects. Our customers trusted us to build their dream Defenders. With an increase in overhead costs and services offered, many of our Defenders moved out of the restoration-ready projects to custom upgrades and bespoke builds.

As we continue to expand to an even larger facility and growing family of Defender restoration team members, we decided to begin a “Defenders Within Reach” program. While we continue to grow our refresh, restoration, and bespoke design services, we want to keep Defender ownership within the reach of any aspiring mechanic.

Our line of Pre-Restoration Defenders will continue to have the same standard for sourcing – clean, drivable, and mechanically sound vehicles for someone to build into their dream Defender. They may have patina, small bits of corrosion, bumps, bruises, and signs of use – but they will all have potential. They may be projects we can’t get to right away, or projects that just deserve to be driven as they are – with the complete history and story of the original vehicle.


Bishop+Rook is a Minneapolis-based importer and restorer of classic Land Rover Defenders. We are passionate about film, photography, travel, adventures, and vintage cars. We finally found a way to combine our life's passion into helping others find their dream car. We restore the vehicles to an adventure-tested stage - not over-restored and not over-priced. We simply want to share our love an passion for these amazing vehicles with like-minded people.

We price our vehicles fairly. Any profit we make is turned back into our creative projects or seeking out our next restoration. Any work we do is to ensure people can enjoy the vehicles right away - we make sure they are adventure ready on day one.

We typically have about a dozen or so Defenders in stock, but for those looking for something truly unique we offer a service to find and import cars with specific requirements. Drop us a note and let us know what you would like.

We're sure you have many questions. We try our best to answer anything and everything that comes our way, even if you decide not to do business with us. We simply love these vehicles. If you're just starting your search, we wrote a little piece that may help you sort through the many models, conditions, and prices you may see on the marketplace. There are a lot of people importing Defenders these days, some really good guys, and a few others that might not have your best interest in mind.

Read our Guide: The Unicorn Hunt

Please remember that this Land Rover Defender is over 25 years old and is not perfect. It will bring you a life of smiles, adventure, some swearing, but will overall make your life better.


We don't offer financing, but do have a great source that could help you out and make the transaction easy:


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