Matt Rosecrance

Knoxville TN

cell: 404-788-8999


1997 Land Rover Defender 90


Knoxville TN
Land Rover
NAS Defender 90
Station Wagon
Automatic 4 Speed
4.0L Aluminum V8
Ext Color
Alpine White
Int Color
Ash Grey Twill Vinyl
Badge ID

Comfort & Convenience

  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Steering
  • Full Aluminum Hardtop with Alpine Windows
  • Pop-Up Glass Sunroof
  • Integrated Headliner
  • Interior Carpeting
  • Six Person Seating Capacity with Four Fold-Away Rear Side-Facing Seats
  • Sliding Glass Rear Side Windows
  • Full Rear Door with Heated Rear Window
  • Ash Grey Houndstooth Cloth Seat Trim
  • Intermittent Front Wipers
  • Full Intrumentation with Tachometer
  • Limited Edition Numbered Plaque

Power & Performance

  • 4.0L 182 bhp Aluminum V8 Engine
  • Multiport Fuel Injection Catalyst
  • Maintenance-Free Hydraulic Lifters
  • Engine Oil Cooler
  • 4 Speed ZF Built Automatic Gearbox
  • Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive
  • Dual Range Transfer Box with Lockable Center Differential


  • BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO 265/75 R16 Tires
  • Cast Aluminum Alloy 7"x16" Freestyle Wheels
  • Full Size Spare Tire on Matching Alloy Wheel
  • Power-Assisted Four-Wheel Disc Brakes (Ventilated Front)
  • Power-Assisted Steering
  • Front & Rear Sway Bar Suspension
  • Four-Wheel Long Travel Coil Spring Suspension

Safety & Security

  • Power-Assisted Four-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Quartz Halogen Headlamps
  • Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp
  • Dual Outside Rearview Mirrors
  • Lockable Center Console Box


  • Aluminum Body Panels
  • Separate Full-Length Steel Chassis Frame
  • Rear Bumper with Integral Step
  • Integral Class III Trailer Tow Hitch Receiver
  • Safari Cage
  • Flexible Black Wheel Flares

Extra Features

  • Special Edition Hella 3000 Lights Package
  • Custom Technalon Evolution Fabric Car Cover by Covercraft
  • Snow Tire Chains Kit

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As unbelievable as it is, I am selling my Defender 90 because I love it so much. Actually, maybe it is because I love my family so much. I need to be at the helm of a boat, driving my family around the lake every weekend instead of playing with my rare, 1997 Land Rover Defender 90. This car is so rare that I have never driven it that I didn't have someone ask me about it while I was out. I have loved this car since the moment I laid eyes on it. I bought the Defender from my boss (a luxury car collector) who had only put a few hundred miles on it and had kept it in a garage for the 12 months that he had it. The Defender was my sole vehicle for about 3 years, using it to travel from Atlanta (where I lived) to Johnson City, TN to visit my family. Even though the Defender is an off-road vehicle, I never had the heart to take it off-road and risk the scratches. I have kept it under cover since I got a second vehicle. I now drive it at least once a week, and keep up with all maintenance and service while also taking great care to keep all the parts original Land Rover Defender 90 parts. I have different priorities now as a family man, and I can't afford to keep a boat up and this rare, collector's car, too.

All maintenance and service has been properly maintained throughout the life of this car. It is in excellent, used condition. No leaks, and only minor rust. I have tried to give it the best care possible over the last 16 years I have had it. I have truly babied this car, while also enjoying the rugged, sportiness it was designed for. The title is clean, only two owners, and I have been the only owner since 1998. I have the original window sticker, as well as all of the original Land Rover paperwork and accessories, and all of the service records. Happy to have you come look at it or test drive it, but please only serious inquiries.