This Bespoke Heritage V8 Defender Took Thousands Of Hours To Build

Sep 16, 2019

Category: Rides

There are more than a few companies out there that specialize in the restoration and customization of the Land Rover Defender, but nobody does it quite like Legacy Overland. The team at Greenwich, Connecticut’s leading LR builder has been in the game for quite a while now, and their most recent project, the 1988 Defender 90 Heritage Edition, is a testament to the company’s passionate pursuit.

The 1988 Land Rover Defender 90 you see here is the definition of unrelenting craftsmanship. It took several thousand man-hours to build, following strict adherence to the client’s powerful love for interior design, and Singer Porsches. As you might expect, Legacy Overland went out of their way to create one of the most immaculate interiors around, introducing a dashboard, seating, and internal liners that have been covered in chestnut-colored full-grain leather from one of Italy’s finest artisan tanneries. Metal peripherals serve to complement the vehicle’s handsome interior. On the outside, you’ll find that the Defender has been dressed in a shade of Heritage green, pairing perfectly with the SUV’s vintage grille, Terrafirma roof rack/rear ladder, and a set of outdoor-oriented BFGoodrich All/Terrain 265/75×16 tires. To round everything out, Legacy opted to replace the vehicle’s original 2.5-liter diesel engine with something a bit more capable, introducing a rebuilt Land Rover 3.9-liter V8 and automatic gearbox to push the vehicle further into modernity.

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