1997 Land Rover Defender 90 NAS 4.0 V8 Auto LHD Movie Car – US EXPORTABLE

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1997 Land Rover Defender 90 NAS

I imported this Defender from Japan mid 2019 and had it up for sale on eBay when I was contacted by a movie production company asking if they could use it for an upcoming film entitled ‘FF9’. I agreed and they took the car and wrapped it in the colour you see in the photos (it is black underneath) and used it on 2 occasions for filming. I was told at the time that one of the main characters drives it however having now seen the movie it seems to only appear parked on the driveway after Jordana Brewster arrives in it in the final scene. According to the guy at the production company and he said my Defender was actually driven by Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) with her son Brian in a child seat in the car however that take wasn’t used in the final cut of the movie.
The car itself was supplied new to Japan and is described on the certificate from the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust as North American Specification however I believe the Japanese spec is slightly different having electric windows and air conditioning. It also has the internal and external cages as you can see as well as a sunroof. The vehicle itself is in very good condition inside, outside and underneath.
It was manufactured on 19th November 1997 which I believe means it should be possible to import to the US however I don’t have any specific knowledge on this and can’t confirm if it can or can not be imported in to certain states. It may also be possible under any provision for cars of special interest, ie. movie cars however again I don’t have any knowledge of this. I believe it can definitely be imported by a Registered Importer however there are costs associated with using one of them. Next year it will be 25 years old and therefore I believe can be federalised for use anywhere in the US.
Mechanically the car is in good condition with no faults. The price includes a major service and any other remedial work required by our local Land Rover specialist.
We are registered importers and exporters in the UK and can arrange shipping to any US port. We have container loading facilities on our premises.
For UK buyers looking at this I know the price will look very high, but there are 2 reasons for this. Firstly this model is worth twice as much in the US and secondly I have to charge 20% VAT in the UK which I do not if I export it. For those reasons I am obviously not expecting it to sell to a UK buyer.
Please get in touch if you have any questions…

Specification: 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 NAS 4.0 V8 Auto LHD Movie Car – US EXPORTABLE





Drive Side

Left-hand drive

Safety Features

4-Wheel Drive

Country/Region of Manufacture

United Kingdom

Previously Registered Overseas


MOT Expiry


Reg. Date


Interior/Comfort Options

Air Conditioning





V5 Registration Document


Vehicle Type

Off-road Vehicle

Independent Vehicle Inspection



Land Rover/Range Rover

Engine Size











4 WD


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