Love this. Most D-reg cars as moth-eaten as this lovely old girl are found settling slowly into a pile of their own remains. MoT pass certificates are but a distant memory. Not this one though – it comes with a fresh MoT!
It’s on ‘limited use’ tax, which means that road tax is free, so long as the vehicle is only driven for short journeys on the public road (maximum 1.5 km), and that the journey is between land occupied by the same person. More info on limited use tax can be found by clicking here.
In other words, farmer’s wagon. A proper Land Rover!
We’ve often said in LRO magazine that a good, tidy, unmolested Ninety is a worthwhile investment. Hardly any have survived without engine transplants (usually to later 200 or 300Tdis) or modifications, so unmolested ones are a bit special now, and values are on the rise.
This one isn’t tidy, and it’s probably chauffeured a few pigs in its time. But it’s not been mucked about with. The 2.5 TD engine is original spec, and although the interior’s tatty, the bodywork looks straight. It’s been an honest workhorse, not a weekend toy, and that only adds to its character.
One thing - please don't modify it... Call me dull, but this is one old Ninety that doesn't want chequerplate, LED lights and a roof rack.
It's be a miracle if that chassis and bulkhead are in half-decent condition. Farming Land Rovers vehicles spend their lives with their underbellies caked in mud and poo - not good for corrosion resistance. So a nut and bolt rebuild could be required to give this Land Rover a new lease of life. Or, if you really want to preserve the vehicle's character, keep her as she is!
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