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JOW240725



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Genuine LR colours for a 1984 90 V8?

Can anyone tell me what the genuine original colours would be for a 1984 90 V8? I found a really good site for classic range rovers that had the original sales brochures with colours options etc which was superb but I can't find an equivalent for the Defender.

Any help gratefully received. TIA Thumbs Up James
MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post743641.html#743641
MY1984 90 V8 Slate Grey - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post744557.html#744557
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My early Ninety / One Ten brochure gives the following- Stratos Blue, Trident Green, Slate Grey, Venetian Red, Ivory White, Arizona Tan, Bronze Green, Marine Blue. There may have been other colours for specialist. conversions. There may have been a brown colour as well, I seem to remember one, I’m sure someone will know. 2015 Defender 90 SW / 1985 factory V8 Ninety
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Ah, so you've found V8 Ninetys that were made in 1984 James?

The 1984 Brochure doesn't mention a V8 for the Ninety.

The colours in 1984 were: Stratos Blue,Trident Green, Slate Grey, Masai Red, Ivory White, Marine Blue, Bronze Green and Roan Brown. Specialist conversions were just White.

I've just seen Defender9's reply.

My colour list is from the first (1984) brochure LR 335.

Def9's colours I suspect are from brochure LR335E, which is a later version as the E suffix suggests.

There had been a number of colour changes during the earlier versions, as the factory changed the colour options, hence the differences in our two lists.

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I was hoping Slidey would give the definitive answer although my brochure is LR335 Thumbs Up 2015 Defender 90 SW / 1985 factory V8 Ninety
1953 80in ex Australia
1955 Series 1 now owned by my son

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JOW240725



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Thanks guys that's brilliant. Thumbs Up

Slidey are you suggesting a B reg September 1984 wouldn't be an original V8? Bow down James
MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post743641.html#743641
MY1984 90 V8 Slate Grey - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post744557.html#744557
Instagram @suffolk_rovers

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James, do you have a new toy? 2010 XS USW
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JOW240725



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No no no, just researching, dreaming Whistle James
MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post743641.html#743641
MY1984 90 V8 Slate Grey - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post744557.html#744557
Instagram @suffolk_rovers

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haha. Thought you had found something interesting!! 2010 XS USW
1957 Series One 88 diesel
1958 Series One 88 4x2

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JOW240725 wrote:
Thanks guys that's brilliant. Thumbs Up

Slidey are you suggesting a B reg September 1984 wouldn't be an original V8? Bow down


I think the Ninety V8 was launched in May 1985, mine is fairly early being October 85. There may have been a few prototypes prior to May but I’m sure Slidey would know Thumbs Up 2015 Defender 90 SW / 1985 factory V8 Ninety
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JOW240725



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How could you tell if the engine is original? James
MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post743641.html#743641
MY1984 90 V8 Slate Grey - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post744557.html#744557
Instagram @suffolk_rovers

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JOW240725



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V5 has it as September 1984 and I'm told 3.5V8 is original. James
MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post743641.html#743641
MY1984 90 V8 Slate Grey - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post744557.html#744557
Instagram @suffolk_rovers

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See what engine letter is in the VIN number:
https://www.firstfour.co.uk/land-rover-vin

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JOW240725 wrote:
V5 has it as September 1984 and I'm told 3.5V8 is original.


Well that's interesting!

Mind you, I've "been told" a lot of things over the years.

But the other thing I've learnt is that you never know it all.

Rallysteve's suggestion and the engine number will help. (Defender9 will more than likely know if it seems correct, as I don't have records for early V8 Ninetys).


More research please James! Razz

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defender9 wrote:
I was hoping Slidey would give the definitive answer although my brochure is LR335 Thumbs Up


Are you sure it does not have a suffix, as Venetian Red and Arizona Tan are not in my LR335?

Don't look at the number at the bottom of the back page. Look at the Publication Number at the bottom of the list of colours on the penultimate page.

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Yes you are right, I only looked on the back page, it does have the suffix E on the page with the colours, need to look more closely obviously Thumbs Up 2015 Defender 90 SW / 1985 factory V8 Ninety
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1955 Series 1 now owned by my son

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