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.

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  • 2ACL Too much, but at least it can get out of its own way. One adjustment I don't think I'll ever make to the modern automobile is sub-160 hp beyond $25k.
  • MaintenanceCosts The black wheel arches and rocker trim are ghastly. Looks like to get them in body color you have to downgrade to the N Line. And you can't get a 360-degree camera on the N Line. Oh well, I'm not a compact CUV customer anyway.
  • Gray Where is Subaru on the list? They build them in Indiana. NASCAR should field the Legacy sedan to go up against Toyota.
  • Redapple2 H-K Styling. May not be my cup of tea but they re trying. Gripe. This would be a deal breaker. Door cut out - seat postion - 'B' pillar. I m over 6'. So the driver's seat is towards full back position. Rental Equinox last week. 1100 miles. The seat bottom to seat back point was 8 inches behind and around the 'B' pillar. I had to be contortionist to get in and out of the car. Brutal POS. Wife's Forester? Nearly equal/flush. I ve never seen 1 car review where they complain about this.