Lifted, Beefed Up And Trail Ready
All Black Edition Defenders were finished in Java Black Metallic, which shows well on this example. While no paint or bodywork has been performed, the seller notes slight scratches and dings on the body but no major damage. A Famous 4 front brush guard has been added along with a 12,000-pound capacity WARN winch and dual IPF driving lamps. LED headlights replace the original units and a Mantec intake snorkel has been fitted. The external front windshield cage was part of the Black Edition equipment list while the roof rack with IPF spot lamps was added by the owner.
Additional modifications include black checker plating on the hood, fenders and hydraulic-strut controlled cargo box cover. As well, a passenger-side spot lamp, custom powder-coated rock guards and a swing-away rear spare tire carrier have been added. Aftermarket wheels are wrapped in BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain rubber with Land Rover mud flaps at all four corners. The undercarriage is all-original and has never been coated. Per the seller, there is slight surface rust as seen in the extensive photos but nothing excessive.
The Basics With A Touch Of Posh
Defender Black Editions were based on XS trim and came a leather-wrapped steering wheel, chrome bezel gauges, air conditioning, electric front windows and remote central door locking. The 3-spoke steering wheel, featuring red stitching, frames a 140 km/h speedometer, 5000-rpm tach, fuel gauge and coolant temperature gauge along with an aftermarket boost gauge. The billet aluminum knobs for the transmission and transfer case are original Black Edition equipment.
Custom front seats have been added with red piping and stitching that extends to the center console and rear seats. They show average wear and feature heated cushions, powered by the dash-mounted controller seen adjacent to the IPF exterior lighting controls. A Japanese market stereo is fitted with navigation and a 110V inverter has been mounted behind the console. DEFENDER embossed rubber floor mats are used throughout the cabin and a Webasto diesel heater has been added.
Torquey Diesel Meets Unstoppable 4WD
Sitting in the clean engine bay is a 2.5L turbodiesel inline-5 that made 120 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque when new. Paired with a 5-speed manual, this 2002 Defender features a 2-speed transfer case and lockable center differential along with ABS and electronic traction control. Furthering its off-road prowess, a 2” Terrafirma lift kit, dislocation cones and axle shields have been added front and rear.
Slight oil leaks are noted, as seen in the photo gallery, but all filters and fluids have been recently changed and the vehicle is in excellent operating condition per the seller. Recent maintenance includes a brake check and service as well as a new Optium Red AGM battery.
A True Limited Edition
Delivered new in Japan on September 12, 2002, this right hand drive 2002 Defender 110 Double Cab Pickup “Black Edition” currently resides in St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador. In the past 3 years of ownership, the seller has added 500 of the 72,540 original kilometers. A current Motor Vehicle Inspection is included with the sale as is the exclusivity that comes with a vehicle that is 1 of only 100 ever built.