Defence Force

Defence Force

$1 Reserve! Yes, this 2009 Kiwi New Land Rover Defender with just 51,000kms on the clock is being sold to the highest bidder on Trade Me. And rather than looking like a farm vehicle this one, in black, looks like it might be about to go on a Black Ops mission which makes it a perfect city car for an urban professional.

The Land Rover Defender is the modern day version of the original 1948 masterpiece and it still looks kind of the same. It’s still the go anywhere, do anything, don’t mess with me truck it’s always been but with a few comforts that the old one didn’t have. The old Landies had hard seats, no carpet, panel gaps so wide you could drive another Land Rover through them, and no heater. Basically, the people that drove them had to be as tough as the car itself.  This Defender is a little more civilised. You get air conditioning, ABS brakes a CD player and partial leather trim. It may be a bit softer on the inside but on the outside, to many other road users at least, it looks very annoyed that you’re in its way.

A new one will knock you back more than $60k and as production is scheduled to end in 2015 (after 67 years continuous production) it’s a collectors’ item in waiting.

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