1973 Land Rover Defender 88

Price: US $11,200.00 Item location: Hanover, Massachusetts, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Land Rover
  • Model: Defender
  • SubModel: Deluxe
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: 88
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 73883
  • VIN: 259020378
  • Color: Limestone
  • Engine size: 2.25
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Right-hand drive
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1973 Land Rover Defender 88

Has parabolic springs. Kumho road venture all terrain truck, all season tires. The Deluxe version features door panels with armrests and side pockets, headliner, driver’s side fold down sunshade, and deluxe seats.

Truck runs and drives great. Everything works…gauges (including added tachometer and engine temp), lights, heat, wipers etc.. I have had a lot of fun with this truck but I’m not using it.

Vehicle history: 1st owner owned her for 1 year,2nd owner owned her for 13 years. The third owner purchased her in 1987 with 45,000 miles. In 2012 he completed an entire rehab thru DAP enterprises in Springfield Vermont for $15,000. Rehab included a complete body repaint, installed a new rear crossmember, Weber 2 barrel carburetor and Fairey capstan winch (drives off crankshaft).New fuel tank, new clutch, complete service of engine. I am the 4th owner; I purchased her in 2014 with 66,000. Since I have owned her I replaced the front and rear brakes, installed a new exhaust system,service the transmission (sloppy shifting) and tuned her up.

Issues: Rust. The underside has surface rust, The body shows some bubbling of the paint in the corners of the 3 doors, there are some issues(wavy paint) due to incompatible metals in the tub where the 6 steel rear seatbelts are attached to the aluminum tub, there is a dime size hole in the lower passenger side door frame, there is a 2 inch by 1 inch hole in the front drivers side window frame.

Disclosure: All older Land Rovers have idiosyncrasies. If you are looking for a non-leaking Land Rover that drives like a Range Rover this is not your truck. Thule rack is not included in sale. I am advertising the truck locally and I reserve the right to end the listing early.

Pricing: This truck is priced for a quick sale. A $500 deposit via paypal is due within 24 hours of the purchase. The remaining can be paid via bank wire, cash or money order. The buyer is responsible for making all shipping arrangements. The truck is located in Hanover, Massachusetts. My phone is 781-424-6909.

The truck is being sold as-is, where-is with no warranty expressed or implied. Ask questions before you purchase.