Lisbon-based Cool And Vintage have a knack for creating some of the most gorgeous custom Land Rover Defenders that one can find in the world. Their combination of simplicity, tasteful choice of materials and a penchant for creativity has made them famous all around the world. Now, once again, the Lisbon-based builder has put all these qualities together to create yet another bespoke build they call the Art Defender. But here, the artistry comes alive in a very special way.
It starts with a 1983 Land Rover Defender, one of the very first to roll off the assembly line as the successor to the iconic Series III. The first generation Defender gets a subtle Matte Medium Grey paintwork, and this is for a reason. What this does is highlight the beautiful artwork that lays beneath the body, peeking subtly from underneath the Defender. This contrasting, colourful chassis that has been hand-painted by local artist Vasco Costa represents Lisbon.
On the interior, the 1983 Land Rover Defender 110 gets a manual gearbox, air conditioning, bespoke black Connolly leather interiors and an integrated wireless Marshall speaker. The custom build gets a high quality mohair soft top that can be pulled down on a bright sunny day while the V8 engine rumbles and puts its power down via a set of 255 section BF Goodrich rubber. Head over to Cool&Vintage for more on their Build 77 Art Defender.