We, and the world is sad that the Iconic Land Rover Defender is going out of production in 2016. One of the most iconic 4×4 ever made, the Defender has a legacy of 68-years behind it. It has been one of the most popular off-roaders of all time. This is the week that the Iconic Land Rover Defender “Landie” production will finally be put to an end. Recently Land Rover launched a special edition Defender making two-million units made of the Icon. The car was sold for more than $800,000 with all its proceedings going to charity.
While all is not lost, there is still some time for Land Rover’s Slovakia facility to start producing the all-new replacement Defenders which is expected to begin somewhere around 2018. Till then, the best Defenders one would be able to buy would be either used, or from custom builders who have since the start given the Defender their unique touch.
So, to bit final goodbye to the Iconic off-roader, we are bringing together some of the best custom Land Rover Defender builders that are currently the best in the market. These are proper Lad-toys that have bespoke creature comforts while keeping the off-roading pedigree of the iconic ‘Landie’ intact.
Urban Truck Defender 90 & 110 Ultimate Edition
The Urban Truck Land Rover Defender Ultimate Edition is top of the link Defender on offer from UK-Based Urban Automotive. The 4×4 comes ‘Fully Loaded’ and is available in a variety of styles from 90 Hard Top to Station Wagon and more.
Chelsea Truck Co. Defender 2.2 TDCI XS 90
Chelsea Truck Co.’s custom Defender is a wide-track version of the stock vehicle while carrying out some bespoke mods such as quilted glovebox, sport seats, leather steering wheel and almost every other body part and interior changed or upgraded to better ones made by the brand.
The Defenders made by Arkonik are the ones created for proper rugged off-road fun. The company buys used Land Rover Defenders from all across Europe and customise them as per their client’s needs.
Twisted Automotive T40
Twisted Automotive have a knack for building Land Rover Defenders from ground up. The company excels and is one of the best in re-engineering the vehicles and then fit them with customisations as per client requirement. The company buys their Defenders as new from Jaguar Land Rover dealerships, but also provision builds for those who already own one.
Overfinch Defender 90 TD XS Station Wagon
Overfinch only makes the most luxurious conversions for Land Rovers, and their latest Defender 90 TD XS Station Wagon is no short of the same. Featuring bespoke Weir Leather interiors and body work that is almost entirely re-made in Overfinch flavour. Read more here.
This article is presented by Nationwide Auto Transportation.