Land Rover Defender
1986 Defender 90
£29,000 to £46,000
This exact car was £29,000.
The owner of this Land Rover came to us originally to convert a Beetle, but after driving our workshop Defender, couldn’t resist having one for himself instead. Originally a military vehicle, this car still odes to those days with numerous rare military features which were saved during its recent restoration. Fortunately, it no longer feels like a military vehicle though, with power steering, a new interior, a leather dash and of course a fully electric drivetrain. It’s more capable than ever off-road, can keep up with modern traffic on-road and no longer spews black smoke out of its rear-end!
1986 Defender 90
|Electric Conversion||Original Diesel Engine|
|Power||120 Horsepower||68 Horsepower|
|Acceleration (0-60mph)||12 Seconds||28 Seconds|
|Emissions||0||3.6 Tonnes of CO2 per annum|
|Charging||7kWh AC Charging|
- Specialist EV conversion motor, the Netgain Hyper9, mounted to the original 5-speed manual gearbox.
- Original clutch and flywheel maintained, allowing for gear changes if desired.
- City/countryside driving uses 3rd gear exclusively, A-Road/motorway driving uses 4th gear.
- 26.5kWh of Tesla Model S batteries used, this consists of five modules.
- All five battery modules are mounted under the bonnet.
- Batteries are wired in series, producing 120 volts, they are water cooled and monitored using state of the art battery management systems.
- Charging is possible from any EV charge point, as well as from a 3-pin plug at home.
- Standard AC charging allows for a 4 hour full charge.
- Charging from a 3-pin plug allows for a 10 hour full charge.
- Regenerative braking input controlled by brake pedal.
- Electric power steering.
- 3kW heater provides cabin heating through original ducting.
- Fully reversible powertrain design.
- Built: Q3 2022