I used to take this 90 off-roading and greenlaning when I first got it four years ago, but I decided to start looking after it instead, and since then it’s undergone a bit of a transformation…
It was originally silver, but I had it resprayed black, and got a signwriting company to make the bespoke Land Rover lettering. I’ve not seen another Land Rover like it, and I like the way you can tell that it says Land Rover even though some of the letters are missing.
I wanted the red-on-black theme to continue throughout the vehicle, so I’ve painted the red 4x4 lettering on the lights by hand, fitted red leather seats, and also picked out details such as the rock sliders and steering guard in red. The back is also lined in black chequerplate to match the bodywork.
I particularly like the look from the front, with the spotlights on the A-bar and the LED running lights in the bumper. I also have a Land Rover jacket that I spent hours going over with red ink, picking out the lettering to match the 90.
Inside I’ve fitted a CB radio in a roof console, a black fabric roof-lining with LED lighting, and a Momo steering wheel to give a bit more room when driving.
The winch on the front had a lot of use when I used the vehicle for off-roading. It’s still on its 2in suspension lift with Terrafirma dampers, and it’s riding on Maxxis Bighorn 265/75 R16 mud-terrains. They’re great off- and on-road, but I’d like a bit more grip in the wet.
I also have a Discovery 3 and I drive a van for work – so this is just a toy, really. But the addiction is in the family now – my daughter and son both have Freelanders.
This owner review appeared in the February 2016 issue of LRO. Current and Back issues are available to download on digital devices here. Please note, we only hold stocks of the the last three back issues.