Seriously, no one lives the Land Rover lifestyle better than the guys at Cool & Vintage. We’ve spoken about them before here, here and here, and yet, there’s no getting enough of their Land Rover Defenders builds that come out of their awesome workshop. For C&V, it all comes down to creating the highest quality restorations, that while mainly are Land Rover Defenders, other cool cars do creep in every now and then.
While these guys are hellbent on making an SUV that almost always tempts you towards the beach, or a martini under the shade, it’s never the case that their restorations are not proportionately functional. This means that at any day, one could find a change in mood fitting and head out towards more strenuous terrain and the C&V Land Rovers will hold their might. With this new build, there’s still nothing that’s changed.
This 2008 Restored Land Rover Defender 90 presents itself in the signature Cool n Vintage Heritage leather trim. This 60,000km run green beauty comes with the Puma engine, the last engine variant that was ever assigned to the Defender. This here is simple engineering in its coolest form yet. Apart from the styling update that the Defender has received on the outside, the inside too now has completely new custom seats around the bespoke leather trim. And while the powertrain and drivetrain components remain stock with this Defender, it gets upgraded heavy duty wheels and BF Goodrich mud tyres to remind you to take the D90 out to play every now and then.
Photos by Zaphi Dan for Cool & Vintage