Raddest SUV? 1994 Defender 90 NAS – Sold!
Land Rover Defender 90s has long been one of the more collectible SUVs, falling into the category of enthusiast vehicles that barely saw a dip in value once they began trading as lightly-used trucks. They’ve also been staples of coastal island communities, so it’s not surprising to see this 1994 Defender 90 listed on Craigslist on Cape Cod with 126,555 miles and an asking price of $69,995. The price seems a touch high at first, at least until you check out the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool that confirms this private seller has it priced according to current market value, which Hagerty says is $148,000 for a “Concours” model, down to $53,600 for a “Good” condition example.
The seller somewhat hilariously notes that he primarily used the Defender for driving to the local trail to ride his mountain bike and back home again. Curiously, the Defender is listed for sale on the Cape Cod Craigslist, but the town name listed on the ad points to a location in Kansas. Of course, given the popularity of these genuine off-roaders with folks who own two homes – one of which is an island setting – it wouldn’t be entirely surprising to learn the Defender summered near the coast. Defender 90s have seemingly kept their values, as well as 993-chassis 911s, have, which typically signifies that enthusiasts didn’t need to wait for a decade to go by before admitting how much they loved a particular era of a certain vehicle. Given the high-value Hagerty places on examples in excellent condition, it would seem to make sense to live with a few blemishes, and the seller notes that there are some signs of wear and tear on his.
The seller describes the Defender 90 as a reliable vehicle that could stand up to daily driver duties, but that it mostly sits in his garage. He’s made some smart improvements and enhancements, including a custom-built bull bar with Hella driving lamps and a new winch that’s never been used. Also noted is the addition of an upgraded stereo system that can still pump out the jams even while the truck is moving with the top down. Lock-and-fold rear seats were also installed by the seller, and he notes the next owner will need to source suitable rear seat belts. No specific maintenance items are addressed, and while these are simple vehicles, they do still need love and attention, so the next owner should definitely press the seller on the existence of records and receipts and not just for cosmetic alterations. Doug Demuro loves his; could you see yourself in one? Good luck with the purchase if you can.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Highly sought after white 1994 Defender 90 NAS. I’ve owned since 2011 and mostly been in my garage. Runs great and very well equipped. Could be a daily driver as I’ve never had any mechanical issues. I added a custom bull bar built by MIT in CO with new winch (never used) and hella lights, custom stereo that sounds great as you roll down the road with the top down. I also bought and had installed brand new lock and fold rear seats. It does need new rear seat belts installed (about $100). No rust, but normal wear and tear. I drove mostly to the mountain bike trail head and back. Serious buyers only. 126,xxx miles.“
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