V792 EVU – Original 1999 Land Rover 90 Defender Heritage – 34,300 miles !
Before its time ?
A superb original heritage 90
Mention “Heritage Land Rover” and most people will think of the limited edition models that Land Rover produced to commemorate the end of the line for the Defender model in 2015.
What many people will not realise is that Land Rover originally produced a Heritage model back in 1999.
This was designed to follow on from the success of the 50th Anniversary models that had been produced across the range in 1998.
Originally it was planned to build 300 examples, but in the end only 270 were manufactured.
We say “Before its time ?” as we wonder if the lack of numbers was down to low demand at the time for such a unique Land Rover model ?
Now approaching its 20th Birthday, we believe that it is coming in to it’s own, and with the success of the “run out” heritage models, one cannot help but look back on these original Heritage Land Rovers and feel that it was simply a little too early to market ?
Produced in 2 colours – “Dark Bronze Green” and “Light Pastel Green” and 2 models (90 and 110), they were based on the County station wagon specification, but with a host of unique styling features:
- Body coloured headlamp surrounds
- Body coloured mirror heads
- Body coloured wheel arches
- Body coloured “tornado” alloys (for the 90)
- 265/75 x 16 BFGoodrich A/T tyres.
- Flat, square holed metal grill – finished in silver
- Silver front bumper
- Silver side steps
- silver door hinges
- silver bonnet hinges
- silver windscreen brackets
- Unique Lincoln Green Leather Interior
- Unique white (Ivory) faced instruments
- Bright instrument bezels
- Rev counter
- Cast aluminium Land Rover badges front and rear
The silver styling was designed to emulate the galvanising that was featured on the original series models since 1948.
Other options were Air Conditioning, ABS and traction control.
Of the 270 produced there were 189 of the 90 version (of these 76 were Pastel Green and 113 Bronze Green) and 81 of the 110 (15 Pastel Green and 66 Bronze Green)
That makes this particular Land Rover one of only 113 produced. Add to that the fact that it comes with all the options (A/C, T/C, ABS) you end up with a very Rare Land Rover.
The icing on the cake is the outstanding condition and the exceptional mileage of 34,300 !
Supplied new by Dutton Forshaw Land Rovers in Aylesbury – it was delivered to a 54 acre country estate in Oxfordshire.
It has obviously lead a charmed life and is presented for sale in stunning original condition, with 2 sets of keys, service book (9 stamps) and original handbook.
We sincerely believe you will not find a better example for sale anywhere.