1984 Land Rover Defender 90 V8

Presented virtually as new, this 90 has just had a no-expense-spared build using only brand new parts including the galvanised V8 chassis and is not to be confused with other substandard examples.

Powered by the freshly rebuilt Range Rover 3.9 V8 producing 200bhp, this Defender is far from the agricultural vehicle it once started life out as and is driven by the also fully rebuilt Discovery V8 automatic gearbox, with those long mechanical gear changes a thing of the past.

Originally starting life out as a 1984 Defender 90 4C, nothing of the original vehicle remains other than the few body panels that were still fit for purpose and undamaged. A complete body-off restoration was then carried out with a brand new RC galvanised chassis used as the basis of the build.

With Defenders clearly being a motoring icon, they are firmly on the radars of collectors worldwide, hence the use of the 1984 donor vehicle. Using that particular 90 has made it eligible for export to countries such as the USA, where a vehicle has to be at least 25 years old before it can be imported.

Since the car was completed on the 24th March 2020, the 90 has only covered 95 miles which were purely for shake down and testing purposes. In essence, everything is brand new and all works were carried out by Viezu Technologies in Alcester, Warwickshire, who are renowned for their incredible Land Rover restorations and customisations for clients worldwide.

Everything you see on the vehicle and everything you cannot see is new. All components even down to the wiring loom are manufactured to the exacting standards any fastidious owner would demand. With air conditioning, heated front and rear screens, electric windows and a reversing camera to name just a few of the extras, it will happily keep its occupants comfortable both on and off road.

The tinted panoramic glass blends seamlessly into the bodywork that’s painted black above the swage line giving off the air that it’s a commercial. However disguisingly, it actually houses four full size leather seats that will comfortably accomodate four adults.


3.9 V8 – fully rebuilt
4 speed automatic gearbox – fully rebuilt
Polish dressed engine
Silicone hoses
Fully braided fuel system
High pressure fuel pump
Custom made fuel tank
Custom made alloy radiator
Twin SPAL radiator fans
Custom made exhaust


Massai side steps
LED headlights
ALL LED lenses
Panoramic windows
Heavy duty spare wheel carrier


New style lock and fold rear leather seats
NAS style centre console wrapped in leather stitched to match Smiths digital clocks
Puma air conditioning & heating with high pressure fan
Fully rewired with motorsport grade connectors
Fully soundproofed
Full puma dashboard with leather binnacle and grab handle
Electric windows
Custom made centre console
Pioneer head unit with DAB / sat nav etc and reversing camera
Luxury thick pure wool custom made carpets
Luxury leather door cards stitched to match seats
Luxury suede head lining
Luxury sun visors stitched to match carbon fibre steering wheel
Heated front screen


New powder coated V8 Richard’s Chassis
New brake system front and rear (drilled and grooved discs)
Braided brake lines throughout
Fully rebuilt front and rear axels
Poly bushed throughout
New steering box, pump and heavy duty arms
Brand new wheels and tyres
Full 2 inch Terrafirma lift kit
Return to centre steering damper

We welcome independent inspections, as all the cars on sale by Horsepower Hangar are HPi checked and mechanically inspected, so you know that you can buy with confidence from a long established specialist.

The 90 is available to view 7 days a week, but please note that all viewings are strictly by appointment only and we’re located just 30 minutes away from the A1 at Peterborough.

Nationwide delivery can be also be arranged for any prospecting clients further afield.

To arrange a viewing or if you have any further questions that you would like answering, please do not hesitate to contact Jonathan on 07799 360 360 or Jordan on 07799 350 350.

Year 1984
Body 4x4
Make Land Rover
Model Defender 90
Mileage 95
Fuel type Petrol
Power (BHP) 200
Engine 3.9 V8
Transmission Automatic
Drive Side Right Hand Drive
Drive 4WD
Exterior Color Grey with Black
Interior Color Black Leather