Under Canvas Roof

Under Canvas Roof

With summer now behind us, would you still take this out in the winter? Or would you put the canvas roof back on?

As the Tweaked Automotive suggests, just remove the canvas roof, flip down the windscreen, hit the open roads, embracing Mother Nature’s air conditioning. You might enjoy an open-air driving experience that won’t be forgotten.

But there are also other pieces in the market with canvas roof. For example here’s this Land Rover Defender 90 North American Specification of model year 1997, which is powered by a 4.0-liter V8 engine linked with a four-speed automatic transmission and a full-time four-wheel-drive system with a dual-range transfer case. Modifications include a suspension lift, black-finished alloy wheels, LED lighting, and an aftermarket audio system with locking speaker enclosures and a subwoofer.

The NAS models were equipped with a roll cage from the factory.

Modifications also include aftermarket fender flares, a tubular front bumper that holds a rock solid winch.

The 4.0-liter V8 was factory rated at 182 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque.
The aluminum body was finished from the factory in Beluga Black and the black-finished 16″ alloy wheels are mounted with 265/75 tires.

Even more exciting Land Rover Defender 90 NAS is this Limited Edition, of which only 300 were delivered to North America in 1997.

The Willow Green finish Landy has the same 4.0-liter V8 engine, linked with a four-speed automatic transmission and a full-time four-wheel-drive system with a dual-range transfer case.

The truck is equipped with factory roll cage, a front brush guard, a safari roof basket, roof basket floor, auxiliary lights, a rear ladder, side step bars, a tubular rear bumper, and a receiver hitch. The factory 16″ five-spoke wheels are mounted with 285/75 tires.

Equipment includes an onboard air compressor, a winch, a hi-lift jack, a snorkel air intake, auxiliary lights, a steering stabilizer and shocks, air conditioning, rear jump seats, and an aftermarket audio system. That’s something isn’t it.

The cabin features front bucket seats upholstered in Slate Gray vinyl, which are joined by color-coordinated door panels. Rubberized Land Rover-branded floor mats line the footwells, and interior amenities include air conditioning, an aftermarket stereo, and a locking center console.

The cargo area features four inward-facing jump seats trimmed in Slate Gray vinyl in addition to a Defender-branded floor mat.

Peter Faidt

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