1987 Land Rover 90: Simple and Dependable

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This iconic 1987 Land Rover 90 is selling from Copart’s Tallahassee, FL location on Friday, December 14, 2018 via live online vehicle auction.

The British import hails from the original Land Rover models “driven and owned by everyone from 007 and Steve McQueen to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Sir Winston Churchill,” according to a 2016 article by Brian Leon of the New York Daily News.

This Land Rover 90 (known as the Land Rover Defender from 1990 on) is a former military vehicle – fitting for a model that can trace its inspiration to the Army surplus Jeeps strewn across the United Kingdom after World War II.


In keeping with its predecessors, the SUV is spartan in existence. Power windows and a tachometer are considered luxuries.  What the 90 lacks in comfort, it makes up for with capability and durability.

“Not long ago Land Rover claimed 75 per cent of the vehicles it had ever sold were still on the road.”, wrote Jasper Gerard in a 2010 piece for The Telegraph. “No wonder Landy drivers call mere cars ‘disposables’.”

The Land Rover 90 is just one iteration of a line of vehicles that “as British icons go, it’s up there with Paul McCartney,” according to a 2013 article from The Telegraph.

Land Rover Side

Vehicle Details

  • Document Type: FL– Salvage Title – Rebuildable
  • Highlights: Engine Start Program
  • Primary Damage: Top/Roof
  • Estimated Retail Value: $35,388 USD
  • Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
  • 5 Liter Turbodiesel Engine
  • Ex-British Military
  • Right-hand drive

Land Rover Wheel

Want to see this Land Rover 90 in person?

This vehicle is available through Copart’s Tallahassee location. Viewing and inspection are accessible within special viewing hours to Copart Members only. Register to become a Copart Member for free today.

Want to place a bid on this Land Rover 90?

Live online bidding for this 1987 Land Rover 90 starts at 9 a.m. CDT on Friday, December 14, 2018. Mark your calendars and make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity!  Even if you don’t plan to bid on this timeless classic, add the vehicle to your Watchlist so you can watch live as it sells to the highest bidder.

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