Since our inception in 2015 with a stock of 3 Defender, LR Motors has rapidly grown to become the country's most prominent used Defender retailer. Having successfully stocked and sold almost every limited edition Defender: from the SVX to the Adventure, Heritage to the Autobiography, one model has eluded us until now.
The Defender 50th Anniversary was a celebration of how far the marque had come in the half century since its own creation. We feel S727AAP is our celebration of how far we too have come. The Defender 50th which was essentially a NAS (North American Spec) Defender 90. It was powered by a 190 hp (140 kW) 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine and was the first Land Rover outside North America to be fitted with an automatic transmission. Air conditioning made them very comfortable vehicles. For the UK and Europe they were painted Atlantis Blue, a dark green-blue flip colour, and had a safety devices roll-over protection cage for the front seat occupants. In total 1071 50th anniversary Defenders were built; 385 for the UK home market, the rest for Japan, Europe and the Middle East.
S727AAP is Build No:GB202 of 385 it had covered 114,113 miles. We have carried out an in-house complete nut and bolt restoration. The chassis has been retained to maintain the heritage but has been protected whilst off the vehicle. The engine and transmission has been completely rebuilt using only the highest quality components. New stainless steel exhaust system to exuberant the sound of this exceptional powertrain. Where the original parts are no longer available, we have commissioned the items to be remade to exacting standard. An example of this is the carpet. A complete new set has been created one off for this vehicle. The vehicle has received a complete disassembly and the entire body inside and out has been resprayed in the exceptional Atlantis Blue. The vehicle was then built back up with all new suspension, brakes, brake lines, fuel system and all new bushings. It has its original freestyle 16" wheels and all terrain tyres. Since we have completed all this work the vehicle has only covered 100 miles.
This rare vehicle (only 132 on the road in the UK) is supplied with its entire service and MOT history, owners manuals, heritage certification, documentation of our restoration process which has been completed entirely by LR Motors. It will also come with two keys with one years service, MOT and fully comprehensive warranty. Delivery and shipping can be arranged.
LR Classic offers full restorations to limited edition Land Rovers of bygone times, focusing on every detail to ensure the vehicle is the epitome of each rare model we meticulously rebuild. Our commitment to giving every vehicle a new lease of life is built upon with our small annual output of vehicles, meaning our team has more time to research, develop and restore these historic vehicles to their former immaculate glory.The average modern vehicle has a lifespan of just 13 years before it is scrapped. With LR Motors' dedication to ensuring we live in an environmentally friendly world, we are giving.the average 20-40 year old Land Rover a new lease of life in order to provide it with a further 20-40 years of use. We source our parts and items as locally as possible, sometimes just 200 yards around the corner, meaning there are fewer shipment miles: a very different story for brand-new vehicles, commonly assembled overseas.
LR Classic only produces around two to three vehicles per annum, ranging from pre-production Series I to 50th Anniversary Defender 90.
We look forward to sharing this build with you and answering any questions you may have.
We can offer a "click and collect" service, worldwide delivery and walk round videos. Please do get in touch for more details.