The Land Rover Defender is the most closely related to the original 1948 Series Land Rovers that started the entire brand and are still hugely capable, rugged and durable off-road vehicles.
To celebrate Land Rover’s 60th Anniversary, the Defender 60th Anniversary Edition SVX was released in 2008, based on the 90 Series two-door (hardtop and soft top convertible) and 110 Series four-door Defender body styles. Sharing the same mechanical layout as the standard Defender as well as the 2.4L Ford-derived turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine, 60th Anniversary Edition models were finished in an exclusive Black metallic paint finish, ‘SVX’ and ‘60th Anniversary’ exterior graphic decals, special model badging, silver-finished lower side steps, front grille and headlight surrounds. Additional exterior enhancements consisted of a reinforced aluminium undercarriage skid plate, external rear mud flaps, unique 5-Spoke alloy wheels, as well as rear LED tail lights. The interior on these Defenders also featured custom Recaro bucket seats up front, an alloy-finished gear shift knob, an upgraded stereo system with iPod connectivity, and an individually numbered plaque. All of these Defenders also featured subtle adjustments to the dampers, allowing for a flatter & much more comfortable ride for the occupants. Only 300 examples were made worldwide.
This is a 2008 Land Rover Defender 90 60th Anniversary Edition Diesel, finished in Metallic Black with a Grey interior. This was originally imported and sold new as a British Motors (Jaguar Land Rover Hong Kong) car. This Defender is currently owned by a local car collector who has a number of Land Rovers in their collection – one of which, a Zermatt Silver Defender 110 Diesel was previously sold on Car Farm (https://www.carfarm.com.hk/en/product/land-rover-defender-110-diesel-2/).
The collector has kept this Defender in full original condition as it left the factory – no modifications have been performed to the exterior, interior, or running gear. A full-service history of this car detailing the upkeep and maintenance it has received from British Motors Limited’s service centre will also come with this Defender, including the original service record book.
This Defender has had 0 previous owners, has a genuine low mileage of 5,410 km, and the current road licence is valid until 22nd May 22, 2023. Please note that this is a diesel-powered vehicle.
The Metallic Black exterior and bodywork of this Defender remains in excellent condition all around – with no surface imperfections or blemishes to note of. All of the 60th Anniversary Edition exclusive vinyl graphics have also been kept and are not missing any portions. Both the external front and rear bumpers are fully intact – the passenger side external side door step does show some small surface scratches from regular use over time, but can benefit from a refurbishment to restore their original appearance. The front side fender snorkel is fully intact. Both the silver-finished headlight surrounds and front grille have been preserved with none having faded away. Both side door mirrors and door handles are free of any surface damage. All of the primary lights – the front headlights, rear LED lights, and side markers illuminate normally with no fade observed on their casings. Both side doors, the front bonnet and rear hatch open and close normally without any difficulties – their hinges and latches are also free of any patina. All four alloy wheels are in excellent condition with no kerb rash – the externally-mounted matching rear spare wheel is also in excellent condition with no surface patina. All of the original Land Rover badges, including the model exclusive ‘SVX’ emblems are present with none possessing any surface wear.
Interior and Trim
Step inside and the rugged interior expected of a Defender, featuring modern amenities and comforts greets the occupants. Both 60th Anniversary Edition exclusive Recaro front bucket seats are firm and supportive of both occupants with no major tears in their upholstery. The same applies to all of the rear seats, kept in excellent condition and all of which fold up and down into place easily. All of the dashboard, centre console, and surrounding trim remain in excellent condition with no major surface wear. Both side door panels and lower door sills do not have any scratches. The steering wheel is free of any surface wear. The alloy-finished gear shift knob and low-range lever are free of any major surface scratches. All of the switches, vents, and levers are not missing any pieces and feel solid to use. The instrument cluster gauges are crystal clear, and all the illuminated lights are vibrant in green colour. The rear cargo protector and Black finished interior roll cage are both fully intact with no surface patina.
Engine and Running Gear
Turn the key and the 2.4L Ford turbo diesel engine starts up instantly with an industrial and heavy-duty engine note. Thanks to the regular maintenance this Defender has received, the powertrain is in excellent working order. Power delivery is as expected of a diesel powertrain – with plenty of torque and pulling power that starts from the bottom end to across all of the rev range to get this 4×4 moving at speed. The 6-Speed manual transmission is smooth and precise to use throughout all six of its gears – the low-range differential gearbox also operates with ease to manually adjust the settings for difficult terrain and off-road situations. The steering was very responsive to use, with the suspension setup offering a much more relaxed and comfortable ride for the occupants as intended. The brakes provide plenty of stopping power to bring this 4×4 to a halt. Upon visual inspection of the exposed undercarriage, it was found to be in great condition – with no rust or corrosion to be found on any of the suspension, exhaust, or chassis portions. This is your opportunity to enjoy one of 300 Defenders built to celebrate Land Rover’s 60th Anniversary – with the added bonus of a diesel powertrain and low mileage from a passionate Land Rover collector, exclusively available at the Car Farm.
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