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  • The most powerful V8 version
  • Thorough restoration
  • German first registration, imported from Switzerland
  • New Richards chassis frame, using an Ashcroft transmissions rebuilt LT 85 gearbox, new doors, outer wings, new fuel tank, Exmoor trim seats etc.
  • Complete exhaust including manifolds was aluminium metalized
  • New Timken bearings
  • New brake pipes, shews, discs and pads
  • Cylinder heads were overhauled
  • Edelbrock intake manifold and carburetor fitted
  • All documents were checked and the car was photographed personally by Auctomobile
  • Other features: possibility of assisting with registration, transport, insurance, storage and Trusted checkout payment
  • Please note that this car will be available for viewing by prior appointment near Pisek, Czechia

Introduction

In the world of classic vehicles, few can match the timeless charm and rugged prowess of the Land Rover 90 Pick-up V8. A symbol of adventure and exploration, this legendary off-road machine left an indelible mark on automotive history. Its blend of robust design, utilitarian capabilities, and powerful V8 engine has endeared it to enthusiasts and adventurers alike. Join us as we take a journey back in time to explore the allure and enduring legacy of the Land Rover 90 Pick-up V8.

A Testament to Rugged Design

The 1988 Land Rover 90 Pick-up V8 was a direct descendant of the original Land Rover Series I, which first rolled off the production line in 1948. Built to withstand the harsh terrains and demanding conditions of the British countryside, Land Rovers quickly earned a reputation for their ruggedness and versatility. The Land Rover 90 was no exception, continuing the tradition of durable construction, impressive ground clearance, and four-wheel-drive capability.

The boxy silhouette and minimalistic design elements of the Land Rover 90 remained unchanged over the years, becoming an iconic symbol of adventure and utility. The 90-inch wheelbase allowed for nimble maneuvering through challenging landscapes, while the aluminum body panels resisted corrosion and kept the vehicle light yet durable.

Powerful V8 Engine

The defining feature of the 1988 Land Rover 90 Pick-up V8 was its powerful engine. Beneath the rugged hood, this British legend housed a 3.5-liter Rover V8 engine that unleashed 135 horsepower and 253 Nm of torque. The V8 powerplant provided the Land Rover 90 with the necessary muscle to conquer steep inclines, traverse muddy tracks, and tow heavy loads with ease.

While modern automotive enthusiasts may scoff at these power figures, the charm of the V8 engine lies in its simplicity and raw performance. It delivered a distinctive exhaust note that resonated with enthusiasts and became synonymous with the Land Rover experience.

Off-Road Prowess

The Land Rover 90 Pick-up V8 was purpose-built for off-road adventures. Its legendary four-wheel-drive system and high ground clearance made it a formidable contender in any off-road challenge. Whether crossing a rocky riverbed, ascending a mountain trail, or navigating through thick forests, the Land Rover 90 could handle it all with confidence and grace.

Enthusiasts often praised the vehicle's exceptional articulation, aided by the long-travel coil springs and rugged leaf springs at the front and rear suspension, respectively. This allowed the Land Rover 90 to maintain stability on uneven terrain, keeping all four wheels planted for maximum traction.

Enduring Legacy

Though the Land Rover 90 Pick-up V8 was discontinued in the late '80s, its legacy lives on. The Land Rover brand continued to evolve and produce new iterations, refining the original design while retaining the spirit of adventure and durability. Classic car collectors and Land Rover aficionados still cherish the 1988 Land Rover 90 Pick-up V8 for its timeless appeal and unmatched off-road capabilities.

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in vintage Land Rovers, and the 1988 Land Rover 90 Pick-up V8 holds a special place in the hearts of enthusiasts and collectors alike. Restored models have become highly sought-after, fetching premium prices at auctions and garnering attention at car shows and off-road events.

Conclusion

The 1988 Land Rover 90 Pick-up V8 remains a beloved classic, exemplifying the enduring spirit of adventure and robustness that has defined Land Rover vehicles for decades. With its iconic design, powerful V8 engine, and unmatched off-road prowess, this legendary 4x4 continues to evoke nostalgia and captivate the imaginations of automotive enthusiasts worldwide. As we look back on this remarkable vehicle, we celebrate its role in shaping the off-road culture and appreciate the lasting impact it has left on the automotive world.


This car went through a thorough restoration at the workshop Eliott Landrovers, finished in 2017, when the car had only 100.000 km on the clock, after having been imported from Switzerland in 2014. It was first registred in Switzerland in November 1990, but it is a 1988 model year according to the VIN number. Built on a new Richards chassis frame, using an Ashcroft transmissions rebuilt LT 85 gearbox, new doors, outer wings, new fuel tank, Exmoor trim seats etc. The complete exhaust including manifolds was aluminium metalized. All bearings were inspected and if not excelent, replaced by new Timken bearings. New brake pipes, shews, discs and pads. Stainless screws and nuts used wherever possible. Chassis, underneath and all hollows excesively waxed. Now, the odometer shows 121.000 km, the cylinder heads were overhauled due to one head gasket leakage and the steering box was reconditioned. The engine has an Edelbrock intake manifold and carburetor fitted.

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Parameters

Model

First Registration Date01.11.1990
Body TypePick Up
Engine3.532 ccm, 136 PS, V8
transmissionManual
SteeringLeft Hand Drive
LayoutAll Wheel Drive
Color - exteriorDark Grey
Color - interiorBlack
Miles/Kilometers shown121.183 km
Chassis / VINSALLDVAV8EA345165
Location - CountryCzechia
Location - CityPisek

Notes

2-door pick-up body type; 4x4 full-time (all-wheel drive permanent, manually locked centre differential), LT230T transfer case 3.32/1.19, manual 5-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 3532 cm3, advertised power: 100 kW / 134 hp / 136 PS (DIN), torque: 253 Nm; characteristic dimensions: outside length: 3722 mm, width: 1790 mm, wheelbase: 2360 mm; reference weights: base curb weight: 1556 kg; top speed: 143 km/h (89 mph) (declared by factory); accelerations: 0-60 mph 11.4 s; 0-100 km/h 12.4 s

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