1994 NAS Land Rover Defender Project for Sale
The cult following that the Land Rover Defender 90 has is incredibly strong. These are very capable off road vehicles and look beautiful. There is an Arles Blue one in my area that I am dying to make the owner an offer for. I had a 1995 Beluga black Defender 90 that had multiple tops and a surf rack. It was No. 2001 and I would love to be reunited with my old car.
This British Racing Green Defender 90 looks like a tired basket case that has been sitting for a long time. It sits in Boston in a side yard waiting for a more loving owner. The front tires are flat and the front grille and lights have been removed. I would like to see more of this car and find out what its needs are. It would be a shame for this to be parted out. The price seems optimistic for a car that needs a total restoration but time will tell. I am sure it is not an easy project or this car would be put on the road and for sale at twice the price.
To comply with the strict United States Department of Transportation regulations, ranging from crash safety to lighting, as well as the very different requirements of American buyers, the North American Specification (NAS) Defenders were extensively modified.
The initial export batch was :
525 Defender 110 County 4x4s: 500 to the United States and 25 to Canada.
They were fitted with the 3.9-litre V8 petrol engine and five-speed manual transmission.
All of the vehicles were white (except one specifically painted black for Ralph Lauren).
They sported full external roll-cages and larger side-indicator and tail-lights. All were equipped with the factory-fitted air conditioning system.
- For the 1994 and 1995 model year Land Rover offered the Defender 90, fitted with a 3.9-litre V8 engine and a manual transmission which was clearly intended to compete with the Jeep Wrangler. Initially, the Defender 90 was only available as a soft-top, but later version was offered with a unique, removable, fibre-glass roof panel or regular 4×4 hard-top.
- For 1997, the Defender 90 got a 4.0 engine with a 4 speed automatic transmission.
- In 1998, regulations changed which would require fitting airbags for both passengers in all vehicles as well as side door impact requirements. There were too few Defenders imported to justify the high cost of these changes so the Defender was retired in North America.
Price: $25,500 US Dollars
10/2/17 Price Update: $10,000 USD
Defender 90 Colors for 1994, 1995, 1997
Original Delivery States for Defender 90 (D90)