Bonatti Grey Metallic


2986 Miles




1. In Brief

Mileage: 2986

Engine: 3946

Colour: Bonatti Grey Metallic

Doors: 2

Transmission: Automatic

Registration: NX53APK

2. Model History

Land Rover Entered Production In 1948 With What Has Later Been Termed The Series I. This Was Launched At The Amsterdam Motor Show. It Was Originally Designed For Farm And Light Industrial Use, With A Steel Box-Section Chassis And An Aluminium Body.

Originally The Land Rover Was a Single Model Offering, Which From 1948 Until 1951 Used An 80-inch (2.03 m) Wheelbase And A 1.6-Litre Petrol Engine Producing Around 50 bhp (37 kW; 51 PS). The Four-Speed Gearbox From The Rover P3 Was Used, With a New Two-Speed Transfer Box. This Incorporated An Unusual Four-Wheel-Drive System, With A Freewheel Unit (As Used On Several Rover Cars Of The Time). This Disengaged The Front Axle From The Manual Transmission On The Overrun, Allowing A Form Of Permanent 4WD. A Ring-Pull Mechanism In The Driver's Footwell Allowed The Freewheel To Be Locked To Provide More Traditional 4WD. This Was A Basic Vehicle: Tops For The Doors And A Roof (Canvas Or Metal) Were Optional Extras. In 1950, The Lights Moved From a Position Behind The Grille To Protruding Through The Grille.

In Mid-1956 The Wheelbases Were Extended By 2 Inches (51 mm) To 88 Inches (2.24 m) And 109 Inches (2.77 m), And The Front Chassis Cross-Member Was Moved An Inch Forward, To Accommodate The New Diesel Engine, To Be An Option The Following Year. This Change Was Made To All Models With The Exception Of The 107 Station Wagon, Which Would Never Be Fitted With a Diesel Engine, And Would Eventually Be The Last Series I In Production. These Dimensions Were To Be Used On All Land Rovers For The Next 25 Years.

3. Interior

The Interior Of The Defender Has Been Totally Refurbished With The Benefit Of New Black Leather Seating, While Being In Superb Condition It Retains A Very Original Feel With A Beautiful Patina. While Obviously Having A Very Utilitarian Feel It Has A Unique Charm That Represents Land Rover Through The Ages And With Long Term Ownership Will Offer Years Of Enjoyment And Could Be Passed Through The Generations. Other Interior Improvements Include a Full Sound System Upgrade Including Amp And Speakers, Aluminium Handles For The Doors And Dash Area, Upgrade Steering Wheel And So Much More.

4. Exterior

The Iconic Body Is Finished In Bonatti Grey Metallic, Perfectly Showcasing The Signature Defender Lines And Finished With Black Gloss Wheel Arches. Benefiting From a Brand New Black Hood With Side Windows, Black Gloss Boost Alloys With BF Goodrich Tyres, Silver Roll Cage, Comprehensive Chequer Plate, Sump Guard With Tubular Front Bumper, Multi Block Roof Lights, Rear Step With Tow Bar, LRX Detailing And Much More, A Real Summer Statement Vehicle.

5. Specification

A very special 6 seater Defender has just arrived with us, commisioned by Overland this Icon model is fitted with a 4.0 V8 and mated to a 4 speed automatic gearbox and designed with the summer in mind as a convertible. Using the Icon blueprint this unique example retailed at over £70000 and has specification to include a fully galvanised chassis, poly bushes throughout, Saches shock absorbers Beanmach radious arms, stainless steel exhaust, front & rear diff guards, stainless braided fuel lines, ram air induction kit, silver chequer plate to rear seat area, Pioneer stereo with Alpine amp, Ipod connection and kicker speakers, aluminium handles to doors and dash, aluminium instrument clusters, LRX colour coded light & grille surrounds, LRX black wing surrounds, clear indicator kit, black chequer plate to bonnet, wings & sills, gloss black arches, colour coded tubular bumper with integrated lights, colour coded sump guard, silver roll cage with integrated lights, 18 inch Boost alloy wheels, BF Goodrich tyres, rear step and tow bar, spare wheel cover, Toad cat 1 alarm & immobiliser, black canvas roof and so much more. A very individual Defender just in time for the summer...     

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