Beautifully restored Heritage Land Rover Defender 90

Land Rover Defender 90 – 1993 – 5-Speed 200Tdi

About Grimes

This Land Rover Defender 90 was built between our Salisbury, England and Minneapolis, Minnesota workshops. We started with a solid donor base and completely took it down to the chassis and began the rebuilding process.  The goal was to maintain the classic looks, but bring the mechanical components of the vehicle back to modern standards.

We added a nice under dash air conditioning system to keep it cool and comfortable.  The headliner and side panels have been tastefully re-trimmed and the back fitted with a pair of bench seats.

Mechanically, this Defender 90 lacks nothing.  We completely went through every mechanical component of the vehicle, including rebuild the motor, rebuilding axles, new exhaust, turbo rebuild, and complete sorting of the electrical system.

If you’re interested in adopting this Defender or something similar, feel free to reach out and connect with us.

Location: Adopted to Lincoln, NE
Title: Minnesota
Transmission: Manual 5-Speed
Driver Side: Right Hand Drive (RHD)

Engine: 2.5L 200Tdi
Doors: 2-Doors
Miles: 106000
Color: Green
Style: Off-road
Seats: 2 + Benches
Features: Air Conditioning

Build Something Similar:

We like building Land Rover Defenders for people.  Most of the Defenders you see listed on our pages were commissioned by clients like yourself, who had been dreaming about owning one for years. Instead of buying an existing one online via auction or private listing, they came to us with a few ideas and we helped them make it a reality.

We changed our model almost exclusively being a Custom Land Rover Defender Builder, because we found it to be more fun to take someone’s vision and help bring it to life rather than simply building Defenders for sale.  This one-on-one design and build process gives us a lot of happiness and makes for a very fun experience for those having one built.  We wrote a journal post about this approach that might be helpful to read if you’re considering a Defender.

Built, Not Bought



Price Sold
Miles 125,000 mi
Color Green
Registration Clear MN TItle
Transmission Manual - LT77
Drive Type All Wheel Drive
Engine 4 cylinder Diesel 200L


Year 1993
Make Land Rover
Model Defender 90
Seats 2
Doors 3
Drive Type All Wheel Drive
Transmission Type Manual - LT77
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Economy Highway (mpg) 28
Top Speed (mph) 70
Engine Type Diesel
Engine (l) 200
Engine Cylinders 4