Yes, it’s legal to drive pretty much anywhere you please in the US.
While Europe and the rest of the world has been able to openly bask in the simple nature of the Land Rover Defender, the United States has mostly been cut out of the party. Thanks to this 1995 Land Rover Defender 90 NAS, you can begin to understand what we’ve been missing out on. It comes via The Barn Miami and is ready for all your outdoor adventures. All that’s missing is a wild spirit and some good road snacks.
Just one glance will impress onlookers, beckoning them to come and examine this Defender more closely. It wears the original Alpine white paint, which is in fantastic condition. The Front Runner roof rack, Old Man Emu lift kit, Camel Trophy grill guard/bumper with two Dixon-Bate 3.5-ton pin jaw recovery points, a custom-built rear receiver hitch with Dixon-Bat 5-ton single pin jaw recovery point, Land Rover pick and shovel on front wing mounts, and a Mantec snorkel make it obvious this rig has been outfitted for some serious off-roading.
You get solid power from the 3.9-liter V8, which is mounted to a 5-speed manual transmission so you enjoy rowing through the gears. GBR axles and TrueTrac differentials help you plow through all kinds of difficult terrain without too much trouble. There’s also a Husky 10k SuperWinch with Expedition Exchange winch line and two controllers for if you do get stuck or need to help out a less capable vehicle on the trail. Custom storage in the interior allow you to bring along all the gear you need, while new VDO gauges keep you well-informed about how the SUV is performing.
To say this rig is rare isn’t a stretch at all. Considering it’s US spec and badged as #59 or 500, you’re not exactly going to stumble across another like it anytime soon. Many Defenders are in admittedly poor shape, so finding one that’s been so well-preserved is a wonderful investment opportunity to make right before the long-awaited second generation launches, increasing interest in this Land Rover legend.