Literally just arrived and not expected to be in stock for long, it’s no secret that low ownership Defenders are becoming very thin on the ground, low mileage examples even rarer with the pinnacle of desirability in the guise of a limited edition, our buyer has achieved the impossible again by proudly allowing us to present a gorgeous infamous 90 X-Tech LE.
The X-Tech was produced as a genuine, never to be repeated, limited run with just 54 cars remaining on the road in 2018, with only circa 30 left in the most popular 90 variant. In today’s market place there are only 5 advertised with our car as the lowest mileage and as the only original example, whereas the other 4 have all been messed with hideous snorkels, where the wing had been drilled or drilled roofs to accommodate LED high level lighting or worse still nudge bars.
A Land Rover purist will know everything there is to know about buying an X-Tech LE but for the novice let us explain………
The value in an any limited run model, regardless of brand, is that it is kept original and that it’s as equal as possible to the day it left the production line, so we would advise you to steer clear from a messed about example that has aftermarket seating, a hideous snorkel where the installation has involved drilling the aluminium wings, an aftermarket button steering wheel, a scaffolding look-a-like roof rack or even worse an aftermarket masai rear side window conversion kit, all of which substantially detract from both the value and desirability of any X-Tech. Quite simply if its been tampered with walk away!
The other critical factor is pedigree, especially on a low mileage example, personally (Barnfield) don’t sell 3,4,5+ owner examples as a V5C (log book) only ever displays the name & address of 2 keepers, the current and previous, meaning that the third owner onward is untraceable so not only don’t you know who has owned it but the mileage cannot be confirmed, for this exact reason we only ever sell 1 or 2 owner examples, if in doubt ask the advertiser how many owners (in total) the car has had before you continue with your enquiry.
Moving onto service history, a Land Rover Defender regardless of mileage should be maintained on annual basis, so if you are offered a car with a patchy service history then in the interest in protecting values and desirability please decline the offering, it goes without saying that our Barnfield example not only has a fully documented Land Rover service history but will be serviced in advance of handover to the next privileged keeper.
The final consideration is engine, in 2011 Land Rover switched from the 2.4 to the enhanced 2.2TD4 engine so 95% of X-Tech production (2012 model year) was fitted with the latest 2.2, however there were a handful that had the old bin end 2.4 fitted. From many years of seasoned expertise we would advise you to only consider an X-Tech with the more reliable and refined latest 2.2 power plant.
Now the part you have all been waiting for, the detail surrounding our pristine example, first registered brand new as one of the last of the last on October 31, 2012 by Westover Land Rover of Salisbury and enjoyed for the first two years by a senior gentleman then acquired from the very same dealer by a recognised London architect who has enjoyed every minute of this exclusive model as his very distinctive mode of transport. As many of my central London clients regularly tell me how driving a Defender around the narrow streets of Belgravia is quite special.
Finished in metallic Orkney grey, the only colour for the X-Tech, over ebony partial leather heated seating with Land Rover embossed leather head restraints, onto the X-Tech exclusive finishing touches of air-conditioning, gloss black sawtooth alloy wheels with Goodyear MTR tyres, rear tow step, factory tow pack, contrast black roof, contrast black wheel arch extensions, protective chequer plate to door sills & bumper corner tops (not wing tops as they weren’t part of the X-Tech factory specification), body coloured four bar grille with silver Land Rover badge, contrast black light surrounds, clear light lenses, contrast black “LAND ROVER” bonnet badge, silver rear panel “DEFENDER” decal and the contrast grey centre console, considering that a replacement centre grille alone costs £480 plus VAT it is understandable why you don’t see look-a-like X-Tech’s as people can’t justify the cost of all the parts.
For many people who are motivated by price you can have some comfort in knowing that our X-Tech is the most competitive in the shop window, as above, please make sure you are comparing our 2.2TD4, original factory unblemished pedigree example with the thimble of others. On the subject of money the road fund license for this 90 is £225 not £535 as wrongly quoted by autotrader.
We very much welcome your valued enquiry and recommend a viewing at the earliest opportunity or alternatively ask for a face time viewing at your convenience. Thank you for looking and we look forward to serving you.
Barnfield Cars is regulated & licensed by the Financial Conduct Authority No 621250.
This car has the benefit of an RAC Platinum warranty, this can be extended up to 36 months.
There are many benefits to an RAC policy, firstly, they don't pay commission to re-sellers so their pricing is very friendly on your pocket, secondly an RAC policy is valid at any UK mainland VAT registered garage, specialist, independent or main dealer, unlike a extended manufacturer warranty is only valid at a Land Rover dealer.
For more information on RAC policies please visit our RAC Warranty page and read all about what is and isn't covered on the top level Platinum policy. Please do not hesitate to request a quotation prior to purchase by calling us on 01246 205899.