Wed, 16th Oct 2019 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 91

1989 Land Rover Santana Series IV

Sold for £2,812

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: EU-Reg
Chassis No: VSELBFAL2AZ117540

- Supplied new to the Spanish Costa del Sol

- 189,000km (c.118,000 miles) recorded

- Two-tone paintwork and quilted Black upholstery

Further info:

Introduced in 1983, the Land Rover 110 was the Solihull firm's first design to feature coil-sprung suspension. Further differentiated from its Series I-III predecessors by a taller one-piece windscreen, modernised interior, more sophisticated, Range Rover-derived permanent four-wheel drive system and improved engines, the newcomer gained wind-up windows and a shorter wheelbase sibling, the Land Rover 90, in 1984. With their improved off-road ability, load capacity, handling and ride comfort, the 110 and 90 proved strong sellers. Available with a choice of petrol or diesel engines, they were bought as much as lifestyle vehicles as workhorses. Boasting an updated cylinder head, more efficient injector pump and spin-on oil filter, the new 2.5 litre diesel engine remained a popular choice with military users up until 1994 by which time the 110 and 90 had been rechristened Defenders.

Reportedly supplied new to the Spanish Costa del Sol and resident there ever since, this diesel-powered 90 is said to `drive well with no known issues'. Apparently free of any structural corrosion, it sports two-tone paintwork and quilted Black upholstery. Understood to have covered some 189,000km (c.118,000 miles), the 90 is currently Spanish registered as `MA2638AU' and possesses that country's equivalent of a valid MOT certificate.

PLEASE NOTE: This lot is a Land Rover Santana Series IV (also known as a Santana 2.500) and not a Land Rover 90 as mistakenly stated in the catalogue. It was built in Linares, Spain by Land Rover Santana SA. The latter company had a manufacturing agreement with Land Rover UK from 1958-1983 and continued to make Land Rover inspired vehicles up until 1994. The Series IV was Land Rover Santana SA's answer to the British Land Rover 90.

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