SOLD - Land Rover Ninety (Defender 90) 300TDi Auto soft-top

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Ok, I had hoped this day was far away but my recent retirement, relocation (and order of a new motorcaravan!) means that my beloved 90 has to be sold. 😭

It is no stranger to this forum (if you search my user name you will see some of the work I have done on threads I created) but I have tried to condense the spec and work done into a concise format (see below). I am of course happy to receive any questions, provide further details, photos etc.
Needless to say that the price I am asking is nothing like the sum I have spent on the vehicle over the years so don't think the price is an attempt to recover recent costs, it is (I believe) a true valuation of what is an outstanding, solid and future-proofed vehicle. All major components were purchased BRAND NEW at great expense.
I cannot over emphasise how clean and completely corrosion free this vehicle is.
I have not included the Reg but it is age related (i.e. a C-plate) and quite fun, will be disclosed to genuinely interested parties when the time come (as will some security aspects).

No urgent sale required so I am not open to silly offers, I am willing to wait (for months if necessary) for the right buyer to come along and it goes without saying it will be advertised elsewhere.
Located in Oxfordshire.
Price £20,995.
PM replies please.

Truck Utility Light FFR Hardtop 12/24V 4x4 Land Rover 90 Diesel. Mod Reg 76KF86.
Date into service 11th July 1986.
Cast to British Car Auctions (Somerset) 1st Dec 1998, mileage 93,687KM.
Bought by me March 1st 1999. Mileage 94,082KM and registered as C*****. I am 1st owner on logbook.

Second-hand speedometer fitted July 1999, existing speedometer reading 95,244KM, replacement speedometer reading 43,511M (all subsequent readings taken from this).

2000. Mileage 46,325M. Brand new body fitted, bare-metal painted Coniston green dismantled/off the vehicle, changed to soft-top.
2004. Mileage 64,648M. Brand new 300TDi re-power fit fitted by Buryas Bridge (LR dealer, Penzance).
2013. Mileage 100,337M. Bulkhead galvanised.
2014. Mileage 103,617M. Brand new TDCi bonnet fitted.
2014. Mileage 103,684M. Brand new fully dressed (TD5 spec) front axle fitted.
2015. Mileage 105,129M. Used TDCi rear axle fitted.
2016. Mileage 107,954M. Brand new ZF 4HP22 automatic gearbox conversion fitted (Ashcroft Transmissions).
2017. Mileage 111,138M. Reconditioned 1:41 Transfer Gearbox fitted (Ashcroft Transmissions).
2019. Mileage 118,070M. Brand new galvanised steel front doors fitted (SP4x4).
2020. Mileage 120,014M. Brand new galvanised chassis & ancillaries fitted (Richards) - original chassis leg retained showing chassis number.
2021. Mileage 120,970M. Major service inc cambelt, tensioner, aux belt, tensioner & water-pump.

Based on current mileage of 123,850M (which will move slightly) the major components have covered the following mileages FROM NEW:- Engine 59,202M. front axle 20,166M, auto gearbox 15,896M, chassis 3,836M.

Land Rover Ninety (Defender 90) 300TDi Auto soft-top.
Stunning condition, owned, maintained and upgraded regardless of cost since 1999.
Not a recent “rebuild” as such, this has been upgraded over a period of time however several major components are very recent and the whole vehicle is incredibly straight, clean, tidy and mechanically excellent having been regularly and meticulously serviced.
I have all MOT’s since release in 1999, demob paperwork and two box-files of receipts as well as a year by year pictorial history including the annual agreed valuation photographs.

Bodywork. All bodywork replaced with brand-new (with exception of seatbox which is original). Galvanised bulkhead, SP4x4 galvanised steel front doors, TDCi bonnet, Defender Peak external sun-visor, galvanised side-hinged tailgate, galvanised battery-box, galvanised capping and ancillary brackets, galvanised Terrafirma rock sliders, anodised billet windscreen blocks. AWT canvas tilt and fume curtain on MOD spec hoops, Trip-Net webbing cargo net above tailgate, galvanised swing-away spare wheel carrier, galvanised door-sills, SS rear threshold. Gwyn Lewis mud shields, flaps (F&R) & galvanised tub brackets. SS fasteners.
Engine and transmission. ROW spec 300TDi, ZF auto geabox, 1:41 transfer-box. Late spec axles. Safari-Snorkel, Demand Engineering SS exhaust on polyurethane hangers, Allisport oil breather tank, Brunel high-flow intercooler (standard shape), T28 spec turbo, galvanised rad frame & brackets, X-Eng X-Cap to rad & thermostat housing.
Fuel. New fuel-tank, pick-up, sender, filler pipe, flexible hose, galvanised mounting bracket.
Chassis. Richards galvanised chassis, primed, painted & Waxoyled. Galvanised bumperettes on rear.
Interior. Monmo 350mm wheel on close fitting adaptor. Exmoor Trim front seats in Techno fabric fitted with LI Upholstery tailored canvas covers, NAS spec auto gearbox console with illuminated shifter and cubbybox, alloy Hi/Low knob. Rear fitted with flat floor covered in ribbed rubber mat, 2 x pull-out storage boxes and under-floor storage.
Brakes. TD5 front axle with vented discs, TDCi disc braked rear axle, new pipework, SS flexible hoses, X-Eng disc handbrake.
Suspension, steering & tyres. Solid steering bars with greasable UJ’s, adjustable A-frame joint, Super-Pro bushes, OME steering damper, Koni HeavyTrack shocks, OE springs (HD on rear), galvanised turrets & spring seats. 265/75x16 Cooper ST MAXX tyres on anthracite Sawtooth wheels (inc unused spare under cover).
Electrics. 100A alternator, fused main battery cables (TDCi mega-fuse), FIA master-switch, Autosparks wiring loom, blade fuse-boxes, LED lighting (Nolden headlights, Le Perei NAS spec rear, Wipac front), Hella Rallye 3000 spot-lights, Raptor binnacle, mount & centre console inc Carling switches, Durite instruments, thermometer (external temp), CD/radio (4-speakers), LED map-light, LED interior light, heated front windscreen, Spafax unbreakable heated mirrors, relay operated headlights, spotlights & horns, recent (brand new genuine) wiper motor and complete heater unit, twin pump/washer windscreen jets.
Cosmetic upgrades. Nakatanenga Herritage grill and headlight surrounds, galvanised front light-guards, Optimill door hinges (F&R), Optimill door handles (with security locks), silver anodised chequer-plate wing tops, front D-rings, Mantec steering guard, rear Jate rings, Offroad Tec SS bonnet hinges, Climair wind deflectors, KBX Hi-Force heater intake vent, MT pattern fold-down rear step, CNC machined badges on bodywork (Land Rover Automatic, Defender 90 Union Jack, Snow Rover & Mud Rover), enamel Union Jack badges. SS fasteners.
Security. X-Eng folding pedal-lock, X-Protect column lock, door security hinge-plates. Other devices to be revealed only to buyer.

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Sorry to hear you’re selling. Someone will get a fantastic Landy. (I’d get it myself if I could!)
@Litch , that's a superb build spec and sure it will find a good home. If I may, I think it's under priced. Properly built Ninety/90 soft tops with new chassis and bulkhead +++ are selling at £25k-£35k. + yours is an automatic and there aren't that many out there. Good luck with the sale.