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Land Rover Defender 90 Project on 2040cars

Year:1972 Mileage:125000 Color: Gray / Gray
Location:

Jamestown, North Carolina, United States

Jamestown, North Carolina, United States
Transmission:Manual
Body Type:SUV
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:200 Tdi
Fuel Type:Diesel
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 27612699H Year: 1972
Make: Land Rover
Model: Defender
Trim: Project
Options: 4-Wheel Drive
Drive Type: 4X4
Mileage: 125,000
Disability Equipped: No
Exterior Color: Gray
Number of Doors: 3
Interior Color: Gray
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Number of Cylinders: 4
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

  This is a project truck and would need a lot of work; but for the extremely low price could be a great starting point for someone that has always wanted a Defender and doesn't mind building it, or for some one just wanting the extra parts and title. You couldn't find all these used parts for this price if you were buying them individually. I have other projects I'm working on now, and need to clear some things out so I can the others done. It is also listed locally, so I reserve the right to end the auction early. Sold As Is. Buyer responsible for pick up or shipping. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

  Comes with a D90 rolling chassis, coil sprung suspension, full time four wheel drive two speed transfer case, locking center differential, five speed manual transmission, 24 spline axles, power steering, power brakes, four wheel disc brakes, bumper and brush guard, steering box, heater box, wiring harness, RRC 16" alloy wheels, and a clear '72 title.
  It also comes with almost an entire Defender 90 body; including the rear tub, alloy roof and sides, safari full frame rear door, full frame wind up push button style front door shells with windows and regulators and interior door panels, windshield frame, hood, front fenders, grill surround, NAS seat box, door sills and mounting rails, wheel arches, floor boards, trans tunnel, front connector, grill and fascia, rhd dash, and front headliner.
  The bad-No engine or ancillaries, chassis is rusted and would need major repair, missing front bulkhead and motor mounts and rear upper link mounts and rear connector, trans tunnel has slot cut on back side, front diff was repaired at some point, transmission and transfer case have been sitting and may need to be rebuilt, hood is dented on left side, left fender is badly damaged, rear door and brush guard have some rust. 
  Use it for the parts you need and sell the rest, or build a Defender out of it and have one of the most fun vehicles made. Thanks for your interest, and have a good one!

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The two announced plans to invest $1.75 billion to build a new plant and create a new, China-focused brand. 2014 is the target for completion of the factory. Jaguars and Land Rovers built at the facility will be the first ever produced outside the UK according to the Associated Press. The JV will be called Chery Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Company Ltd.
The announcement comes less than a month after JLR announced it would open a design studio in China. It's not clear from the reports whether the two announcements are part of the same JV or two separate plans.

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When Mays took over as lead of design in 1997, he admits to having quite an ego ("My head would barely fit through the door some days. I've long since gotten over myself") and the workload to match. With the Blue Oval's portfolio full of premium brands like Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo at that point, along with the bread-and-butter Ford, Lincoln and Mercury models, Mays certainly had quite the challenge.
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Jaguar's long-rumored crossover won't be built on the same platform as the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, says the Australian site Car Advice. The future of the new CUV remains uncertain, but if Jaguar does dip its toes into the SUV/crossover pool, though, the new vehicle will likely be a car-based soft roader, lacking (or perhaps more appropriately, not needing) the off-road-engineered chops inherent in Land Rover's small CUV platform.
Jaguar product planner Steven De Ploey explained to Car Advice, "There's many groups around the world [platform sharing] - obviously Volkswagen Group is doing it all the time - but I think we have to be careful. He added, "Jaguar is something quite different... It's about capability, but very much on-road focused capability." That seems to gel with our suspicions that the XQ, as it's expected to be called, will share its platform with an upcoming small Jaguar sedan, the oft-rumored X-Type successor.
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