Land Rover Defender 1983-2016 Parts, Spares and Accessories
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Land Rover Defender Parts & Accessories
The Land Rover Defender is arguably the poster pin up of the 4x4 world. Having been owned and driven by soldiers, farmers, entrepreneurs and royalty, the simplistic yet hugely practical charm of this British icon has touched so many.
And what is not to love? Land Rover’s were designed with the end user and the DIY mechanic in mind. Need to replace a Defender part, be it a wheel bearing, a leaky gasket or an entire chassis… No problem, the whole thing will unbolt just like a child’s Meccano set.
Spanning over 30 years, and initially badged as the 90 / 110 model, the Land Rover Defender can be found in so many different guises, including Ambulances, Fire trucks, and more recently the base for popular premium Resto Mod upgrades.
Need to go somewhere remote or cross harsh terrain? Up a mountain, across a desert, or into battle. The Land Rover Defender is built to be rugged. With firm but forgiving suspension no bump is too big for it to handle!
Find the Land Rover Defender parts that you need
We aim to make shopping for Land Rover Defender accessories as simple as possible. You’ll find parts listed under logical subcategories, with fitment detail, measurements and colour photographs to help you shop online with confidence.
Whether you are completing a Defender restoration project, or just carrying out an annual service, we are here to keep your Land Rover on the road (and off it too!)
Can’t find what you need? Our range is growing all the time. Drop us an email and our team will check availability for you.
Land Rover Defender FAQs
Are Land Rover Defenders Reliable?
As with all older vehicles, if you take care of it, it will take care of you. The Land Rover Defender is a casing point. It is a vehicle designed to be used in harsher conditions than most, probably spend more time dirty than clean, and has its roots in the 1948 Series 1 design… So, it is far from modern.
A well looked after Land Rover Defender will prove to be a reliable vehicle, most of the time. If an unusual noise occurs, investigate it, and fix it, before it becomes something more serious. The Land Rover Defender isn’t a ‘throw away’ vehicle like a modern super mini or EV. If something breaks, they are designed to be fixed, and go again. But that requires some input from the driver…
What should you be concerned about? Well, mechanically, they are known to consume steering and suspension components… but, so do all cars. If you go off road, then expect the service intervals on things like suspension bushes, coil springs and shock absorbers to be more regular.
Oil leaks are another thing that can plague the older car… and the longer you leave it, the worse it will become, and the more oil you will be pouring in and losing out the bottom. Watch out for spots on the driveway, or street where the vehicle is parked… They’ll tell you all you need to know!
Another enemy of the older car is rust… Fortunately you can buy pretty much anything for a Land Rover Defender, including a brand-new chassis, and there are plenty of specialist workshops who would be happy to undertake that job for you.
The last main complaint for the Land Rover Defender is electrics… Obviously, if these get water in them, if you’ve been through a river, for example, which won’t help things!
Land Rover Defender switches will wear with age. But they aren’t expensive… Fix them when you notice the issue to prevent further problems. Likewise, the wiring will also age and become brittle, especially being exposed to the elements in many cases. This can cause the headlamps to flicker or be much dimmer than they should be. Do also pay attention to the alternator as well… A poorly charged battery won’t be helping the starting on a cold morning, or the lights on a dark night.
Are Land Rover Defenders easy to steal?
The Land Rover Defender was built to do a specific set of jobs, and we very much doubt security was high up on the list of must haves back in the late forties when the Series 1 was being designed.
Over time, basic immobilizers and alarm systems may have been added to your Defender by independent specialists, or even by the factory on later vehicles. But sadly, this isn’t much of a match for the seasoned car thief.
To help protect your investment, a secondary security device and a tracker would be a very sensible addition. In the absence of a locked garage (and we appreciate these vehicles aren’t small and not everyone has a garage) a steering wheel clamp, a wheel clamp or a pedal lock should all slow down a would-be thief, if not put them off completely.
Should they persevere with taking your pride and joy, a hidden tracking device (various options are available online) will help ensure the authorities can return it to you at the earliest opportunity.
Sadly, with popularity also comes demand, and there are unscrupulous people out there happy to profit from stealing your car, or happy to buy vehicles and parts with no questions asked.
How much is a Land Rover Defender?
This all depends on how much of a project you want!! A rough and ready Defender will set you back at least £5000 in todays market, and that will come with a list of things you’ll be needing to sort before the next annual inspection.
Something good will be double that, and something newer and nice will be double that again. If you want to look the part at the Polo club, get ready to pay out £15,000 -£20,000 for a smart and presentable example.
If you have the time and knowledge, a restoration project maybe able to be sourced for a few thousand pounds, but don’t expect it to be a cheap fix!
Read our Land Rover Defender Buying Guide for the full story.
Will Land Rover Defenders go up in value?
Yes, it is likely that with no more Land Rover Defenders in production, that these vehicles will continue to attract attention from enthusiasts of all ages, and their value will rise.
Nostalgia plays a big part in classic vehicle values, and with the very newest examples still having such a close styling link to the very first, the Land Rover brand heritage is extremely strong.
Of course, we can’t promise a return on investment… Buy a vehicle you can afford and will enjoy, and if you make you a little bit of money in the future, well, it’s a bonus!