How much Land Rover Defender?

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Offline JamieMann

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How much Land Rover Defender?
- May 27, 2021 - 04:37
Good morning everybody,
The Land Rover Defender is a Land Rover vehicle. I am really impressed with the design and what it brings. So I decided to go down and buy myself one. Don't know how much this car is currently? Hope anyone can let me know.
Thank you very much.

Offline antarmike

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Re: How much Land Rover Defender?
Reply #1 - May 27, 2021 - 07:18
Good morning everybody,
The Land Rover Defender is a Land Rover vehicle. I am really impressed with the design and what it brings. So I decided to go down and buy myself one. Don't know how much this car is currently? Hope anyone can let me know.
Thank you very much.
The Land Rover Defender (originally called simply Land Rover Ninety, and later called the Land Rover Ninety and Land Rover One Ten and one thirty) is a British off-road vehicle. It has four-wheel drive, and was developed in the 1980s from the original Land Rover series which was launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show in 1948. 

The Defender was a coil sprung Land rover introduced in 1983.

Before the Defender Land Rover (Rover) built a range of leaf sprung Land Rovers, starting with the series I Land_Rover which were in production from 1948 to 1958.

The series I was replaced with the series II, in late 1957 and these were built until 1961 when the Land-Rover series IIA was introduced.

In late 1970 the series II was again replaced by the Land-Rover series III which was produced until 1985.

In 1979 a V8 version was introduced and was called the Land Rover V8 stage 1.

Along the way there were various Forward Control series Land-Rovers, notably the IIA and the IIB forward control, but also a purely Miltary 101" wheelbase Land-Rover  with a V8 engine.

None of these series vehicles are actually Defenders.

This club can offer advice on the possible cost to buy the earliest models of Land-Rover, the series I.

I realise that the Defender name is erroneously applied by some to any of the Land-Rover range, and it is possible you are making the same mistake.  If that is the case then we can help with advice, but really price depends on condition and age.  Futhermore the series I evolved over the ten years of production, starting at 80" wheelbase, followed by 86" and 107", and finally 88" and 109" wheelbase.

Very early 80" make the most money, particularly those made in the first year of production, 1948.

If however you genuinely mean you want to buy a Defender (1983 or later) then there are better groups and Forums who can give more reliable advice than the series one club.

Land-Rover series I have generally sold in the range of 2,000 or less for a project later series I to 80,000 to 100,000 for an imacculately restored early example,  and therin lies the problem.

There is so much difference in appeal between the various wheelbase and engine options (not to mention LHD or RHD) that pricing literally is all over the place.  It also depends on availability of Land-Rovers where you live.  I suspect in USA you will have to shell out more money to buy the same Land-Rover, we in UK would be able to buy for far less.

Perhaps more realistically you should be telling us what you can afford to spend, and we can tell you what you might expect for that money.

You have other options, if you want a Defender style Land-Rover without buying an actual Defender.  Series II / IIA Land-Rovers are almost always cheaper/ like for like than series Is,  and series IIIs cheaper still, but again various specifications make premium price (One Ton version, V8 stage 1, etc).  Again there are specialist groups and Forums who can advise you better on value of Series II/IIA or series III models.



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Offline Willerby

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Re: How much Land Rover Defender?
Reply #2 - May 27, 2021 - 08:54
https://www.landroverusa.com/vehicles/defender/index.html

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