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1988 Land Rover Defender 130 Hi-Cap Pickup

$199,950 USD

Now, THIS is something you won't see at every traffic light! World-renowned custom vehicle builders, Osprey Custom 4x4 in Castle Hayne, North Carolina, are proud to present this pristine 1988 Land Rover Defender 130 Hi-Cap pickup.


This hand-crafted, off-the-frame restoration is powered by a high-revving, deep breathing 6.2L LS3 V8 mated to a smooth-shifting 6L80E 6-speed automatic transmission controlled by a slick push-button gear selector with LED display. The heavy-duty LT230 transfer case with center differential locking (CDL) distributes constant power to all four wheels, ensuring every last morsel of the 435+ horsepower and 445+ pound-feet of ground-pounding torque makes it to the ground.


The upgraded, heavy-duty PUMA-spec front and rear axles are located by Terrafirma® 2" lift springs, along with heavy-duty Terrafirma® shocks, cranked radius arms, track rod, drag link, and steering damper on the front, all protected by a front heavy-duty aluminum skidplate. It rides on satin black powder-coated 20” Kahn “Mondial Retro Light” wheels, wrapped with 275/60R20 Cooper® Zeon® LTZ all-terrain tires. To ensure stopping is safe, quick, and effective, the vehicle is equipped with upgraded 4-wheel power disc brakes.


The body was finished in deep Corris Gray Metallic with matching roof and front wheel arches and then carefully reassembled on the chassis. The satin black powder-coated Safety Devices® exo-skeletal FULL roll cage provides serious protection for your precious cargo – human or otherwise – and the satin black powder-coated 5-bar (chequer plate) wing top protection and Terrafirma® rock sliders with integrated tree bars will help guard the precious aluminum body panels. Heavy-duty rubber factory floor mats protect the fully Raptor®-lined interior. Gloss black powder-coated Optimill® billet aluminum side mirrors with integrated LED puddle lamps and exterior door handles complete the overall clean appearance.


Gloss black light surrounds anchor the matching grille with wire mesh inserts. The PUMA-spec bonnet is mounted with Optimill® gloss black powder-coated aluminum hinges, which complement the matching Optimill® aluminum windscreen hinges. The 52” LED roof-mounted light bar and 4 bumper-mounted winch work lights as well as the front, side, and rear LED lighting upgrades offer superior illumination for wherever your travels may take you. A Terrafirma® black powder-coated, high approach angle off-road winch bumper with built-in A-bar houses a Warn® VR EVO® 10,000-pound winch for those tricky situations and neatly finishes off the impressive front end.


The modern, PUMA-spec dash provides excellent heating and air conditioning to help ensure the interior is comfortable year-round and houses the PUMA-spec instrument cluster. The bespoke interior is complete with LED ambient lighting and custom, diamond-stitched Lucari® black leather front seats with heat, matching rear seats, and custom diamond-stitched leather door cards. The custom, leather-wrapped, full-length center console with DUAL cubby storage areas is equipped with a wireless charging pad, 2 dual-outlet USB charging ports on the front and rear, and 2 aluminum cupholders. The front and rear windows and locks are power-operated, and the vehicle is equipped with a Viper® 5305V LCD 2-way security and remote start system. Heavy-duty rubber factory floor mats protect the fully Raptor®-lined interior, and the luxurious black Alcantara headliner nicely tops things off inside.


A gorgeous piano-black finish center dash binnacle with Optimill® silver-anodized billet aluminum HVAC control knobs houses the infotainment system consisting of a double-DIN Alpine® touch-screen head unit with navigation, Bluetooth®, DVD playback, Apple Car Play®, Android Auto®, and a backup camera coupled to a crisp-sounding Rockford Fosgate® silk-dome speaker array.


Below are just some of the highlights of this extensive, labor-of-love build:  


  • 6.2L LS3 V8 engine (435+HP/445+LB.FT.)

  • 6L80E 6-speed automatic transmission

  • PCS® GSM push-button shifter w/ LED display

  • LT-230 transfer case with center differential lock (CDL)

  • Custom heat-shielded headers & performance dual exhaust

  • Griffin® aluminum radiator

  • Dual PermaCool® electric cooling fans

  • Stainless steel oil cooler lines

  • Stainless steel brake lines

  • Stainless steel fuel lines

  • New transmission cooler lines

  • Custom double Cardan front and rear driveshafts

  • Heavy-duty PUMA-spec rear axle

  • Heavy-duty PUMA-spec front axle and CV joints

  • Heavy-duty Terrafirma® drag link

  • Heavy-duty Terrafirma® track rod

  • Adjustable Terrafirma® Panhard rod

  • Polyurethane suspension bushings

  • Heavy-duty aluminum sump guard (skidplate)

  • New PUMA-spec bonnet

  • Extensive FatMat® sound deadening & heat shielding throughout

  • LED headlamps, taillamps, side marker lamps

  • Optimill® billet aluminum side mirrors with integrated LED puddle lamps

  • Full-length center console with dual cubby storage boxes

  • Alpine® & Rockford® Fosgate infotainment system

  • Viper® 5305V LCD 2-way security and remote start

  • LED ambient interior lighting

  • New weatherstripping

  • New glass & gaskets

...and much, much more!


Whether it’s the ultimate outdoor adventure rig or a luxurious “Chelsea Tractor”, Osprey Custom 4x4 painstakingly creates bespoke, one-of-a-kind vehicles, paying special attention to every last detail, ensuring an investment quality experience rarely found in today’s automotive marketplace.


For more information, please visit or call us on +1 (910) 632-0260. We’ll be more than happy to walk you through the process and provide you with any information necessary to help you make the decision to purchase YOUR Osprey Custom 4x4.

Thanks for looking, and have a great day!

The Signature Autosports Team

Year: 1988
Make: Land Rover
Model: Defender 130 Hi-Cap Pickup
Miles: Testing & Delivery Only
Stock #: 021122
Price: $199,950 USD

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