Finished to an extremely high standard, in a superb shade of metallic Balmoral Green, the exterior appears totally correct in every environment or setting. Further detailed with black high gloss surfaces to the front grill, which house the LED daytime running lights. With hard top installed, the side elevations are dominated by the full length, frameless privacy glass windows. Klarstein fridge, plus essential wine/champagne storage, is accessed via compartments along the near and offside flanks. For the warmer months, the canvas canopy roof can be installed. With light bright windows, and the option to roll up the canvas sides, totally transforming the whole mood and appeal of the vehicle.
Imposing and exclusive, this dominant beast is hard to ignore and as such, offers the new owners another level of capable, adaptable and practical refinement.
The interior details and features are incorporated in the overview of works carried out at the bottom of this page. However, perhaps we should just relay a sense of the overall quality and sheer individuality that this indulgent exercise has created. All materials are of the highest quality, the high-grade leathers used are soft to the touch with a “soap like” finish. Wilton carpets are plush and unworn, while the teak decking used to line the rear floor and inner wheel arches would not look out of place on the deck of a Swiss Boesch Lake Launch. The entertainment system is again of the highest standard and offers many multifaceted formats. The infotainment system includes a rear parking camera. From the moment you open the doors, your senses are bombarded with the aroma of leather and teak oil, leaving you in no doubt, this is no ordinary Defender.
WHEELS AND TYRES
Four new (at time of conversion) matching BF Goodrich All Terrain KO2 tyres. LT 285/75 R16 116/113R front and rear.
SERVICE HISTORY & PROVENANCE
Having covered a mere 2k miles (approx) since total and comprehensive re-build, no servicing has as yet been required. However, we are very happy to discus servicing or inspections options with any serious potential clients.
THE DRIVE & ENGINE
As can be seen above, the 200 TDI engine has been re-built, with new gearbox and clutch. So as would be expected, all operates extremely effectively, each component performing their allotted task without issue. Power delivery is smooth and the new suspension, more than capable of absorbing the harshest of terrains. With new disc brakes and pads front and rear, momentum is dissipated with ease.
Capable, comfortable and bespoke, with massive road presence, be individual, a world of adventure awaits.
OVERVIEW OF WORK COMPLETED
This vehicle has undergone an exhaustive, no expense spared, total transformation. The vision of one, discerning and driven owner.
A list of repairs completed on Defender Chassis no: SALLDHA07LA937578 are as follows:
To strip vehicle in preparation for respray.
To remove: Engine and gearbox, windows, doors, bonnet, tailgate, windscreen surround, all body fixings, roll bars, seats, dash and mirrors, headlights and indicators.
To inspect vehicle for rust and replace small section of front nearside and offside wheel arch to bulkhead. To panel beat bodywork and repair for first primer coat, rub down to high gloss finish, to reapply primer, rub down and complete respray in Balmoral Green, clear lacquer.
To prepare engine bay and spray body colour. To refit doors, windscreen surround, new hinges, handles, locks and stainless steel bolt set. To replace door, boot and windscreen rubbers and replace windscreen for new heated element. To replace headlights and indicators for LED ultra intesity. To replace new front bumper with daytime running lights and paint gloss black. To replace front sump guard and door mirrors for new. To replace new rear step and side running bars with chequer plates. To replace new front grill and headlight surrounds. To replace wing moulding for new and paint body colour. To fit panoramic window to new roof winter hardtop.
To re-build 200 TDI engine, supply and install new gearbox with new clutch. To replace discs and brake pads front and rear. To replace suspension springs and powder coat body colour. To recondition front and rear differential axle. To replace radiator with new, replace intercooler and new piper work as required. To supply and fit hydrogen cell to reduce co2 emissions. To supply and fit new vortex exhaust system. To replace transfer box for reconditioned unit. To replace wheels powder coated in gloss black with BF Goodrich all terrain tyres. To carry out full service including all fluids, brake fluid, air fluids, air filters, differential fluids and anti freeze coolant. To remove “B” post bulkhead and replace with strengthening bar insert. To replace ball joints and universal joints as required. To replace shock absorbers front and rear.
To supply and fit two front original Land Rover Defenders XS seats, re-trimmed in dark tan leather. To supply and fit two rear folding front facing Land Rover defender XS seats re-trimmed in dark tan leather. To supply and fit two bench seats in load area covered in dark tan. To re-trim boot load area in dark tan leather. To re-trim rear tail gate and front door trims in tan leather. To make hand brake and gear gators in dark tan leather. To re-trim front dashboard complete, including steering column, under dash and instrument binnacles in dark tan leather. To supply and fit lockable centre cubby box covered in dark tan leather. To supply and fit green Wilton carpet to complete vehicle including, seat bases, kick panel, rear load space and matt sections. To supply and fit custom black Alcantara head lining and inner rear 1/4 panels for winter hard top. To supply and fit Momo steering wheel. To install sound roofing to complete vehicle. To supply and fit front seatbelts in green. To supply and fit rear seat belts as required. To supply and fit rear load space teak deck.
To supply and fit Pioneer front entertainment system with Apple Car Play, Bluetooth DAB radio and custom dash mount covered in dark tan leather. To supply and fit 12X Morel Virtus Nano speakers 2X Alpine Subwoofer and 2X Morel amplifiers. To supply and fit rear Rosen entertainment screen with App link to android and Apple Smart Phones allowing access to YouTube, Netflix etc, audio through headphones and speaker system. To supply and fit rear reversing camera and rear parking sensors. To supply and fit heated windscreen and front heated seats. To supply and fit webasto auxiliary heating system. To supply and fit wine fridge to nearside lockable compartment. To supply and fit 6X USB ports front and rear. To supply and fit keypad immobiliser. To supply and fit thatcham CAT 5 tracking system with immobiliser. To supply and fit battery isolator switch. To supply and fit front day time running lights. To supply and fit interior LED mood lighting. To replace instrument clocks for new including speedo and temp. To replace ignition key barrel, door lock barrel and tailgate barrel to same key.
Total labour man hours 1786
Hinges set for front door. Side mouldings for wings. Stainless bolt kit. Front end KBX grille face lift. Rear tail-gate swing conversion. Front and rear LED light kit. Windscreen rubber. Rubber door seals. Front bumper with daytime running lights. Side steps with black chequered plate. Rear step folding. Chequered plate, side sills. Bonnet chequered plate. Wing chequered plate. Door mirrors. Front sump guard. Lockable centre cubby box. Front door trims. L.E.D. headlight conversion. Front seat belts X2. Rear seat belts X2. Rear lap belts, 3rd row X4. 3 Row side facing bench seats X2. Roof canvas with windows. Rear decking to floor. X4 New wheels. X4 Goodrich tyres. Stainless steel Vortex exhaust. Heated windscreen. CGON hydrogen cell. Rear view mirrors. Heated front seats. Webasto front and rear heating system. Pioneer double-din radio with DAB / Apple Car Play / Blue tooth and dash fitting plate. Momo steering wheel with boss. Rear camera. Rear PDC. Door handles X2. Strike plate X2. Wine rack. Fridge. Rear cross member chequer plate. Tracker CAT5. Battery cut off Keypad immobiliser. LR Badge. Sound proofing.