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2008 Land Rover Defender SVX 60th Anniversary

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  • Mileage~53,000
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine2.4L
  • LocationRedditch


2008 Land Rover Defender SVX 60th Anniversary

Now available for sale


Glyn Parry
Professional Consigner

A limited edition run of the iconic 4x4 to celebrate 60 years of the model, this example is one of just 300 made.

2008 saw a new series of special edition Defenders produced. Branded "SVX" and painted black with satin finish body graphics. Bespoke five-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels were fitted along with an all-new very desirable silver-colored front grille, incorporating a new headlight design. The SVX models were also spec'd with Recaro bucket seats, alloy gear lever knobs and a more comfortable suspension set-up unique to this run. Only around 60 "hard top" versions were made for the UK market like this one, with around 120 "soft top" variants delivered to the UK, the remaining cars destined for export.

This example has been owned by a Defender enthusiast, and is coming to sale out of 4 years ownership. The "Special Vehicles" plate showing a stamp of 098, this is an example that has been enjoyed, but importantly hasn't been messed around with, all the marks of originality inside and out present.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Glyn after meeting John the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

As you might be able to tell, I'm a pretty big Land Rover fan.

John, a proud Land Rover enthusiast is the owner of this well kept SVX. He has a number of Land Rovers, but his real passion lies with the older Series 1-3 Land Rovers, and so he is changing up his collection to focus on those cars and selling a couple of his Defenders. He's covered some ~5,000 miles with this car locally in the midlands.

John is very aware of how desirable these limited edition Defenders have become, and has kept the Land Rover original while fitting various security features to ensure the special bonnet, doors, seats, and wheels can't be pinched with ease. He'll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have in the comments below.

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Diamond-turned alloy wheels, a new bespoke silver grille, and an enlarged bonnet are just a few styling cues that set the SVX apart.

Wheels and Tyres

The car is fitted with bespoke 16" diamond-turned alloy wheels. The look great and match the subtle contrast styling the SVX has. When getting really close, there are some minor marks on the wheels and some small areas of lacquer peel. The thick off-road Continental Cross contact tyres have been fitted, all the rubber is in great condition with lots and lots of tread, ready for any off-road adventure.

At the rear, you'll find a swing-away ManTec spare wheel carrier that carries a full-size spare, which appears unused and a lock has been fitted for extra security.


The bodywork on this Defender looks excellent. All the panel gaps and shut lines are excellent and flush across the bodywork, possibly the best we've seen for a Defender. John reports all the doors hang well off their hinges and open and close with ease.

John has gone the extra mile when it comes to security with the vehicle. He has fitted finger traps in all of the doors, blanking plates around the bonnet, and fitted the wiring loom/alternator wires inside the car to stop any unwanted guests.

When getting really close to the car we did notice a few small areas of corrosion, typical for a Defender around the alpine windows and small blanking plates on the rear.


Finished in the black with satin black decals/detailing, the car is just as it left the factory. John is very much someone who likes to enjoy his vehicles rather than endless polishing! The paint on this car looks to be all original.

The car would benefit from a deep valet, as there are a few marks on the sills and small areas that could be polished out. The satin-finished graphics are starting to show a little age. We did also notice a small scuff of the rear wheel arch, an area we think would polish out with a little attention. Please take a look at the photos and videos for a detailed tour of the Defender. Overall a great starting place, and with a little detailing would really make this limited edition Defender shine.

Glass and Trim

The glass looks in excellent condition across the car, along with the trim. The car is fitted with a bespoke all-silver grille, only fitted on the limited edition SVX's with a completely new light cluster.

All the window rubbers and seals appear tight with no signs of excessive wear or degrading.


A proper SVX interior, Recaro seats and aluminium/silver dashboard contrast trim continuing inside.

Seats and Carpets

Inside the cabin the half-leather Recaro sports seats are in great condition, only showing minor wear on the outer bolsters. The car has some Defender rubber over mats installed through the car, with the original carpets remaining in good condition.

The inside would benefit from a deep valet, as it's showing a little dirt in places. The car is fitted with a sunroof too, which looks to be sealed very well and John reports no leaks.


Just as you would expect from a Defender, a very simple and functional dashboard with sleek SVX touches and badges found around the car.

The dashboard appears in very good condition with no major wear to note. Please take a look for yourself in the photos and videos.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The interior also has leather trim around the steering wheel and is fitted with billet alloy gear knobs, which look in good condition. These were designed for the SVX and are showing some wear from use as you'd expect.

For a full-detailed tour of the interior please watch the interior video.


A very smart example of the British classic with an eye-catching specification.

Engine and Gearbox

Its engine is the 2.4-litre TDCI inline-four, with permanent four-wheel drive via a six-speed manual transmission. The popular choice for any Defender, it offers the perfect power-to-weight ratio and mud-plowing abilities.

John has kept the car well maintained over his ownership, with regular services and MOT's, please take a look at the photos and videos in the paperwork & history section.

We captured a cold start video, showing the vehicle starting from cold with no fuss at all, you can see this along with a detailed tour of the engine bay in the mechanical video of the car.

Suspension and Brakes

John reports suspension and brakes work faultlessly, mentioning a comfortable ride with stopping on-demand performance.

The SVX had a custom damper set-up for the Defender, this coupled with the Recaro seats leaves the car an absolute pleasure to drive, some saying the optimal combination.

The Drive

Maybe you're looking for a city runabout, or perhaps you went to take the car on an off-road adventure - this car manages to do it all with style and power.

Electrics and Other

Various security measures have been fitted for peace of mind. As well as a tracking system, the car also has an upgraded lock barrel ignition fitted, along with the wiring for the car being routed inside so the alarm can't be disabled so easily.

The car came from the factory with a Garmin Sat Nav which is present and has an aftermarket Parrot Stereo style with handsfree.

John has changed the original quick release bonnet catches for a more heavy-duty option, all the original latches are included within the sale of the car.

History and Paperwork

1 of 300, a limited edition Defender SVX retaining all its original features and added security.

As you would expect from a car of this calibre, it comes with a healthy stack of paperwork and history reports. A metal plaque within the cabin show this is no. 98/300 of the SVX limited run to celebrate the Defenders 60th anniversary.

John has fitted many subtle security features for peace of mind, yet has really kept the originality of this rare beast. The seats, custom grille, light cluster, alloy wheels, badging, and aluminum touches really set this 90 apart from the Defender crowd. The private number plate 'E4 SVX' is included within the sale.

We've actioned checks on; Seller ID, V5, HPi.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
21.12.2020 MOT 53,826
27.06.2019 MOT 51,212
12.06.2018 MOT 50,116
04.07.2017 MOT 48,721
17.02.2017 MOT 48,671
14.02.2017 MOT 48,668
20.12.2016 Service 48,513
02.07.2016 MOT 47,464
07.07.2015 MOT 43,152
07.07.2015 Service 43,152
10.07.2014 Service 38,445
10.07.2014 MOT 38,434
03.03.2014 MOT 37,931
23.01.2014 Service 37,320
01.03.2013 MOT 40,772
10.01.2013 Service 29,254
11.03.2012 MOT 21,867
07.01.2012 Service 19,560
20.04.2011 MOT 17,007
19.04.2010 Service 11,359
18.03.2009 Service 3,129
Key Details
  • ModelDefender SVX 60th Anniversary
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date23.04.2008
  • CC2,402
  • Mileage~53,000
  • HistoryExcellent
  • ColourBlack
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimHalf-Leather
  • Chassis #SALLDVBS78A753461
  • Engine #071204222125244DT
  • MOTYes. Exp - 03.01.2022
  • MOT ExemptNo.
  • Road Tax ExemptNo.
  • HPi ClearYes.
  • Former Keepers6
  • Tyre TreadExcellent
  • Tyre BrandContinental Cross Contacts
  • Tyre Age2015
  • Security SysUpgraded Security
  • # of Keys2
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned4 years
  • Key FeatureLimited Edition

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