Tuesday 6 August 2019

LAND ROVER 90 – Ex Military. First registered: 16.10.86

Sellers Comments -

First owner - British Army, stationed in Cyprus for all it’s working life (which is why the it's never been welded or repaired). At some point in it’s military service it had a reconditioned 2.5 n/a diesel engine fitted which is in perfect working order.
Second owner - from June 2011 who invested a lot of time and money like me.
Myself - from March 2016.

Modifications / Improvements since Military ownership ...

  • Resprayed in military issue ‘Desert Sand’ Matt Paint. (Originally it was camouflaged)
  • Four Tubular Winch Bumper
  • Rebel Steering Guard
  • NAS Spec lights fitted all round.
  • Halogen headlamp upgrade
  • Black chequerplate panels fitted to bonnet and wings
  • Wing top vents
  • Gloss finish wheel arches
  • Mirrors with head adapter kit to rotate
  • New door seals
  • Heavy duty Rock Sliders with Tree Bars fitted
  • Custom made MOHAIR hood and new header rail from All Wheel Trim with tinted rear window, chrome poppers and zip up sides. This is a high quality, heavy duty and expensive hood! You can of course remove the hood in the Summer for that open top motoring experience. The door tops are also removable and…..the doors are the original and desirable aluminium type.
  • Military spec JATE rings fitted
  • Reversing light
  • Rear swing spare wheel holder
  • Adjustable height tow bar
  • Trailer electrics converted from Nato to UK 7 pin
  • Black vinyl seats from Sam’s Trim. A MUD RAIL is fitted to the driver’s seat.
  • Cubby box
  • Mountney steering wheel and boss
  • Metal Raptor binnacle
  • Clock
  • Ignition barrel and switch
  • Chrome gear lever knobs
  • Sun visor covers with storage compartments
  • Interior LED lights
  • Battery charging point
  • Fitted rubber mats
  • New floor pans welded
  • Complete chequer plate kit fitted to rear load area
  • A genuine Mobile Systems storage locker and two toolboxes bolted through the floor
  • Original Military Spec. Rollover Bar

  • Injector pump
  • Starter motor
  • High amp battery
  • Water pump
  • Alternator
  • K&N air filter
  • Timing belt (Jan 2013)
  • Raised Air Intake (Snorkel) all sealed properly
  • Regularly serviced with oil changes etc.

  • Power steering conversion
  • Military spec axles with extended breathers
  • 5 x Genuine 'Mach 5' steel wheels, not copies.
  • Wrington Engineering Chrome Wheel Nuts and locking wheel nuts
  • 5 x 265/75/16 Cooper Discoverer STT Mud Terrain Tyres
  • Heavy duty ‘SUMO’ steering bars with new track rod ends
  • ‘SUMO’ track rod guard
  • Terrafirma 'return to centre' steering damper
  • Heavy duty diff guards
  • Handbrake converted to cable version

This 90 is a very solid and well equipped example. As you can see from the lists above, it's had lot of work done to it since 2011 and has been well looked after.

I’ll be sad to see it go but I now need something bigger for the family. I've used the Land Rover for some Green Laning and occasional Off Roading, but mostly for ferrying my kids around at the weekend.

Also included in the sale:
  • Clutch Claw Pedal Lock
  • MPH speedo (currently still in kilometres per hour)

Things to be aware of:
  • The dashboard needs tidying up
  • The sliding windows rattle a bit on tickover
  • The paintwork is a little tatty in places
  • The spare has a slow puncture
  • Rear window has a split from the winter