Wed, 16th Dec 2020 13:00

The Motor House, Warrington

  Lot 41

1986 Land Rover Defender Ninety 3.5 Litre V8
Rare and desirable SWB, petrol variant

Sold for £10,350

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: C484 TPF
Chassis No: SALLDVAV7AA244656
MOT: November 2021

  • 89,600 miles from new, original 3.5 litre V8 engine, five-speed manual gearbox
  • Current ownership since 2008 and primarily used to launch and retrieve the vendor's boats in the Lake District
  • Much recent expenditure including: engine refresh, replacement drop arm assembly, twin stainless steel exhaust upgrade, Ashcroft gearbox refurbishment and new clutch, LED light uprade and new rear dampers (2018-2020)
  • White Wolf wheels shod with BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres

The last, separate chassis Defender rolled off Land Rover’s Solihull production line on 29th January 2016 bringing to an end a dynasty that had spanned some sixty-eight years and 2,016,933 vehicles. Amazingly, the website (which uses data from the DVLA) suggests the total number of surviving 3.5 litre V8-powered Ninety variants, such as ‘C484 TPF’, is only in the hundreds. Entering the current (fifth) ownership in August 2008, the Land Rover has been predominantly used to launch and retrieve the vendor’s boats in the Lake District. The accompanying file reportedly contains ‘full repair history paperwork since November 1998’ and shows that the short wheelbase 4x4 has covered 11,000 miles over the last twelve years.

Fitted with new Wolf White wheels and BF Goodrich All Terrain tyres in November 2017, the Ninety pleasingly retains its original 3.5 litre V8 engine which was given a top end overhaul during February 2018 (new camshaft, camshaft pulley, timing chain, valve lifters etc). The steering drop arm assembly was replaced in May 2018 and an upgraded twin stainless steel exhaust system added during September 2019, while the following month saw the Land Rover treated to an Ashcroft gearbox refurbishment and new clutch. Uprated LED lights were installed in September 2020 and the rear crossmember and rear shock absorbers renewed two months later.

Starting readily upon inspection and sounding wonderful thanks to its more sonorous exhaust system, ‘C484 TPF’ is only being offered for sale due to the arrival of new launch equipment and the vendor’s ownership of another V8-powered classic. Displaying some 89,600 miles to its odometer, this appealing Landie is MOT tested until November 2021.

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: 'Good'

Engine: 'Good'

Electrical Equipment: 'Good'

Paintwork: 'Good'

Transmission: 'Very Good'

Interior Trim: 'Average'

For more information, please contact:
Damian Jones
07855 493737


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