eBay Tophat Classics has an international reputation for high end builds and restorations of luxurious Land Rover Defenders. Based in both the Netherlands, nearby Amsterdam, as in the US, in Tempe Arizona, we are an established, leading specialist in restoration, modification and customization.
For sale here is one of our Land Rover Defender 90 convertible vehicles, which has undergone a total restoration. After the vehicle was acquired by us it was disassembled entirely and thoroughly inspected to assess the condition of the chassis and the individual body panels.
Once the chassis was modified to accept the new engine it was sent for acid dipping for a good clean and rust removal. After this, it was e-coated which is a special paint process that ensures that even all the hard to reach areas are covered in a very hard wearing coating which will prevent any rust developing in the future.
All body panels which weren't perfect were replaced and then painted in matte tan, after which they were wax-oiled throughout, yet again to prevent corrosion.
The Tophat LS3 conversion is the most thorough conversion available and the complete drive train and suspension were re-developed to cope with the high power and torque ratings of the LS engine. It''s not just a big engine in there, it's the rest of the development which is impressive. This setup offers a reliable, fast, well handling and comfortable Defender.
Following this the car was built up to the following specifications using only new parts throughout.
Land Rover Defender 90 convertible:
Mechanics:- General Motors LS3 engine (CA legal E-rod type)- 6L80 automatic transmission- Limited slip differentials in front, rear and transfer case- Upgraded Tophat stage 1 transfer case- Upgraded heavy duty drive and half shafts, CV joints and drive flanges- Oil filled engine and transmission mounts to eliminate vibrations- Front and rear upgraded Tophat sway bars- Improved steering geometry- Upgraded cooling system with radiator, oil cooler, transmission cooler and power steering cooler.- High performance fuel system- custom Stainless steel full exhaust system- Tophat/KONI shocks with FSD technology- Active air suspension system (variable height in car park, sports, normal or off road modes) - stainless steel brake, fuel and clutch lines throughout- High performance AP Racing 6 pot front calipers with 364mm vented and grooved discs and 4 pot rear calipers with 330mm vented and grooved discs- 18 Wheels with 285-60-18 tires- Upgraded electrical system
Interior:- Hand tailored Nappa leather heated and ventilated Recaro front seats- Hand tailored Nappa leather Puma forward facing jump seats in rear- Nappa leather door cards- Nappa leather steering wheel- Nappa leather dashboards- Upgraded Tophat air conditioning system- TD5 dashboard with center console- Upgraded Pioneer sound system- Power door locks- Power windows- Accoustic silencing- TD5 dashboard with centewr console- USB chargers throughout the vehicle
Add ons:- Diamond plating- Steering guard- KBX wingtop vents- Side steps- Full roll cage- Puma A frame brush bar with spots- Puma hood (with bulge)- NAS spec rear bumper- Swing away wheel carrier
Please note that eBay doesn't recognize the VIN of the car hence it is listed here :SALLDVAV8FA431698
If you have any additional questions or if this is not the exact vehicle you're looking for, please feel free to contact us!

Certified pre-owned Year: 1990
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 11111111111111111 Mileage: 400
Transmission: Automatic Make: Land Rover
Body Type: Convertible Model: Defender
Warranty: One year warranty Engine: 6.2L V8 LS3
Vehicle Title: Clear Drive Type: 4WD
Options: Ventilated seats, Heated seats, 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player, Convertible, Leather Seats Power Options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
Exterior Color: Tan Fuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: Black For Sale By: Dealer
Number of Cylinders: 8 Drive Side: Left-hand drive