Used Car of the Day: 1991 Land Rover Defender 90

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Today we have a lovely right-hand drive 1991 Land Rover Defender 90.

Imported from the U.K. and registered in Vermont, this one is now located in New York state and has a 2.5-liter diesel and five-speed manual transmission.

I don't see a mileage in the ad -- but I do see the ask of $16,500.

If this sort of thing interests you, as it does me, click here to check it out.

[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Sobhuza Trooper Sobhuza Trooper on Apr 08, 2024

    Time was I was moving to southern Africa, and I would have killed to have a shot to buy this.

  • Theflyersfan Theflyersfan on Apr 08, 2024

    Tim...excellent pick. Guarantee that if it hasn't been scooped up yet, it will soon. Pure safari vehicle right here. Not sure how easy parts would be to get shipped over (given what an Australian friend has to go through each time he has to order a special part form Germany for his rare Benz, it verges on a time consuming, customs headache nightmare), but this would be worth it.

    • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Apr 09, 2024

      This vehicle as a non-essential toy would be fun to own. Even tinkering and wrenching would be fun.

  • NJRide So this is an average age of car to be junked now and of course this is a lower end (and now semi-orphaned) product. But street examples seem to still be worth 2500? So are cars getting junked only coming in because of a traumatic repair? If not it seems a lot of cars being junked that would still possibly worth more than scrap.Also Murilee I remember your Taurus article way back what is the king of the junkyard in 2024?
  • AMcA I applaud Toyota for getting away from the TRD performance name. TuRD. This is another great example of "if they'd just thought to preview the name with a 13 year old boy."
  • Jeff Does this really surprise anyone? How about the shoes and the clothes you wear. Anything you can think of that is either directly made in China or has components made in China likely has some slave labor involved. The very smart phone, tablet, and laptop you are using probably has some component in it that is either mined or made by slave labor. Not endorsing slave labor just trying to be real.
  • Jeff Self-driving is still a far ways from being perfected. I would say at the present time if my car took over if I had a bad day I would have a much worse day. Would be better to get an Uber
  • 2manyvettes Time for me to take my 79 Corvette coupe out of the garage and drive if to foil the forces of evil. As long as I can get the 8 track player working...