If you’re the kind of collector that likes to have the capability to go anywhere, what could be better than a rare Land Rover Defender?
In 1993, Land Rover introduced the Defender to the North American market with a run of just over 500 left-hand-drive examples. All of them except for one, were painted Alpine White and all featured a 3.9-liter V8 engine. Heavily modified from the original design, some of the equipment for the North American Specifications (NAS) models included a full external roll-cage, larger side-indicators, and larger tail-lights. Additionally, all of them were equipped with factory air conditioning. While there weren’t many differences between NAS examples, as a whole the 1993 year model was over all rare as the first year for the model in the U.S.
This 1993 Land Rover NAS Defender is number 112 of that first batch produced. It still sports its Alpine white finish and 3.9-liter V8 engine. Backing the V8 power plant is a 5-speed manual transmission and a four wheel drive transfer case with a center differential lock. It was delivered new to Land Rover of Charlotte, North Carolina with power steering, power brakes, and an AM/FM cassette stereo with 6-disc CD changer. Other features include a set of Badger Coachwork custom seat covers.
This awesome rust-free example is being offered at auction by Raleigh Classic Car Auctions with just 37,000 actual miles on the clock. The sale will include the Land Rover’s original owner's manual, passport to service booklet, warranty and service supplement, quick reference guide, British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate, and a clean CarFax report. For more information on this Defender visit www.raleighclassic.com.