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1997 Land Rover Defender 90 NAS Soft Top (6.2L V8 Supercharged LSA)

$249,950 USD

Signature Autosports in Castle Hayne, North Carolina, is pleased to present this stunning pre-owned 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 NAS Soft Top (#1917).

This exquisite build was completed in December 2022 by our team of skilled Master Craftsmen at our headquarters in Castle Hayne, North Carolina. It is motivated by a high-performance 6.2L V8 Supercharged LSA engine, paired with a smooth-shifting 6L80E 6-speed automatic transmission featuring a PCS® push-button gear selector with LED display. The heavy-duty NP241 transfer case ensures that all four wheels receive as much of the 580 horsepower and 556 pound-feet of torque as required. Additionally, the vehicle boasts high-performance Wilwood® front and rear brakes, guaranteeing quiet, safe, swift, and efficient stops.

The upgraded heavy-duty front and rear axles are mounted on the new hot-dipped galvanized chassis, supported by slightly elevated Terrafirma® shocks and springs. The chassis also features Terrafirma® caster-corrected front and cranked rear radius arms, track rod, drag link, and steering damper, all safeguarded by a heavy-duty aluminum front skid plate. The vehicle stands on 20-inch gloss black and machined alloy wheels wrapped with brawny 295/55R20 Toyo® Open Country® All-Terrain III tires, providing a quiet ride with exceptional stability, instilling driving confidence no matter the terrain.

The body was expertly finished in deep Santorini Black Metallic, complemented by satin-black wheel arches and trim, all completed at our in-house body and paint facility. For added safety, the vehicle features a satin black powder-coated multi-point Safety Devices® safety cage, providing protection for its occupants. The premium black Badger® soft top fits snugly, keeping the elements at bay, while the quick and easy-to-roll-up/zip-out side and rear windows offer the freedom of an open-air experience whenever desired.

This Defender 90 is fitted with a satin black grille with satin black light surrounds, side intake and forced-air wing top vents, and LED headlamps with colored LED marker, turn, reverse, and tail lamps have been installed for precise, modern illumination. The impressive front end also features a satin black powder-coated North American Spec (NAS-spec) ARB® winch bumper with brush guard and two six-inch Auxbeam® LED off-road lamps. A trusty Warn® M8000-S winch with an 8,000-pound rated line pull, polished aluminum hawse fairlead, and 100’ of Spydura™ synthetic line stands ready for action should the need arise.

At the rear, the vehicle features a satin black powder-coated NAS-spec step bumper, designed to accommodate a high-definition rearview camera, a two-inch hitch receiver, a trailer wiring harness, and jacking/recovery points. Additionally, a heavy-duty swing-away rear tire carrier provides a neat and functional solution for storing the spare tire.

Amp Research® power side steps make entering and exiting the passenger cabin easy. Inside, you'll find a modern-style dash that ensures excellent heating and air conditioning, providing year-round comfort for the occupants. The high-back Range Rover SVR® heated and cooled power front sport seats are upholstered in luxurious black leather and Alcantara with diamond perforated black leather center sections. Two forward-facing, stowable rear seats with matching upholstery provide the ultimate flexibility – seating for additional passengers or true utilitarian cargo space – with over 55 cubic feet available when folded. 

Behind the piano black wood and leather-rimmed Range Rover steering wheel with brushed stainless steel spokes, you'll find an impressive driver command center. It is focused around a satin black fascia that houses the state-of-the-art infotainment system. This system includes an Alpine® iLX-W650 7-inch HD capacitive touch-screen head unit with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® capability, touchscreen swipe controls, Bluetooth®, and a built-in Digital Signal Processor. A rich-sounding Rockford Fosgate® 8-speaker array enhances the audio experience.

Convenient amenities in the vehicle include power windows, a full-length center console with a storage cubby, rear air ducts, USB charging points, and two oversized cup holders. The front windscreen is heated for extra frosty mornings, and security is handled by a Viper® keyless entry system with remote starting. To protect the interior, heavy-duty rubber floor mats are provided for the front footwells and rear loadspace/passenger area.

Below are the highlights of this stately build:


- 6.2L V8 Supercharged LSA engine (580 HP/556 LB.FT.)
- 6L80E 6-speed automatic transmission
- PCS® GSM push-button shifter with LED display
- Heavy-duty NP241 transfer case
- Custom headers and performance dual exhaust
- Griffin® aluminum radiator
- Dual PermaCool® electric cooling fans
- Stainless steel oil cooler lines, brake lines, and fuel lines
- New transmission cooler lines
- Double Cardan front and rear driveshafts
- Heavy-duty rear axle, front axle, and CV joints
- New body panels, bonnet, and doors
- New bulkhead with an upgraded modern-style dash
- New glass, weatherstripping, and gaskets
- LED headlamps with colored LED tail lamps, marker, and indicator lamps
- Amp Research® power side steps
- Alpine® / Rockford Fosgate® infotainment system
- Viper® 2-way security and remote start

...and much, much more!


Whether it’s the ultimate outdoor adventure rig or a smart-looking “Chelsea Tractor”, the talented team at 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, call/text us on +1 (910) 632-0260. We’ll be delighted to provide you with a Facetime® walkaround, answer any questions, and guide you through the process to help you decide to purchase or commission YOUR Osprey Custom 4x4. We can assist with shipping and, depending on your location, may even deliver it to you personally. Better yet, fly into our local airport (ILM) just a few miles away to view and test drive this 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 NAS Soft Topthen DRIVE IT HOME!


Thanks for looking, and have a great day!
The Signature Autosports Team


Year: 1997
Make: Land Rover
Model: Defender 90 NAS Soft Top (#1917)
VIN: SALDV2245VA119025
Stock #: 119025A
Price: $249,950 USD

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