Land Rover Defender 90

'Challenge' by Bowler

  • 2014
  • 2.2L Diesel
  • 6 Speed Manual
  • 2276
  • Yorkshire

This Bowler 90 WRC Defender has covered just 2276 miles. Every option is with the vehicle including head sets and spare components. We believe it only took part in a couple of events and certainly shows no signs of heavy use. It will make a great entrant to further WRC events or a seriously cool road Defender.

Conceived in 2013 as a one-make, off-road series aimed at aspiring professional and occasional amateur drivers alike, the Defender Challenge was a joint venture between Land Rover and Bowler Motorsport which ran from 2014 until 2016. Regulated by the Motor Sports Association, each season consisted of seven UK-based rounds, all of which supported existing events such as the Somerset Stages, Welsh Hill Rally and Scottish Hill Rally.

A limited run of Land Rover 90 Hardtop-based cars were prepared for the series by Bowler themselves, with ECU-induced modifications resulting in a hike from the 120 bhp and 266 lbs/ feet of torque of the standard Defender to 175 bhp and 332 lbs/feet for its competition counterpart.

A standard gearbox and production-specification suspension geometry was retained, although handling was improved by the fitment of custom-made Bilstein shock absorbers and uprated anti-roll bars. Lightweight 16-inch competition wheels and all terrain tyres were fitted, as was a substantial MSA-approved roll cage and two competition bucket seats.

Its rallying credentials were further enhanced by the addition of a dash-mounted Terratrip 303 Rally Computer, Peltor intercom and remotely operated ignition cut-off and fire suppression systems.

Currently on show at The Old Cinema, this 90 is available for collection or delivery. For more information please call the team on 01845 444 435 or email

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