1996 Land Rover Defender
WHO Richard Greenwood WHAT 1996 Land Rover Defender MILES 72,000 PROVENANCE Most history traced MODS A fair number HOW MANY LEFT 64,000 approx
HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD IT?
I bought it five years ago with only 57,000 miles on the clock. It’s a 1996 300 Tdi 2.5-litre turbodiesel. The odometer reads 114,869km, which is about 72,000 miles. It has rear bench seats and can accommodate six people, with a centre cubby box. It has a heated front windscreen and a good heater. There’s a new black canvas top, recently resprayed alloys and new tyres. The vehicle was resprayed just after I got it, in matt grey.
HOW MUCH HISTORY?
It’s ex-Ministry of Defence, complete with a bullet hole. It featured in Land magazine in August 2013. My friend Fraser Barsby wrote the article, bought the car for me from the MoD and Rover Owner International changed the timing belt. So the only service history it has is from the five years I’ve owned it.
WHAT’S LEFT TO DO ON IT?
There is some engine oil visible on the sump and post MoT advisories include slight corrosion on one brake pipe, one slightly deteriorated brake hose, a minor exhaust leak and a failed parking brake light. There are also a few tears on the dashboard that I have covered in tape.
HAS IT BEEN MODIFIED?
There is black checker-plate on the bonnet covering the holes from when the spare was on it. It has black tubular side-steps, front and rear light guards, a front tow pin, rear towbar and rear step.