The restomod land rover defender is one of the most coveted classic cars in the world. Not only is it iconic, but it also offers a level of off-road prowess that can’t be matched by any other SUV on the market.
Restomod versions of the Defender are a growing trend among nostalgic fans who can’t get enough of the original’s boxy character and rugged appeal. These reworked rebuilds have all the modern technology and amenities that the original owners could only dream of, delivering the best of both worlds for those who want the ultimate retro ride.
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Osprey Custom Cars is one of the companies that specialises in building the perfect retro rides for discerning clients like Lindsey Vonn and others. The firm starts with a customer’s old Defender Series or Defender model and tears it down to the frame, then re-builds it into a new vehicle.
They can even swap out the engine, in this case a diesel, to an LS V8 to create a Defender that’s capable of more than your average tin-top.
This particular restomod defender has been fitted with a turbocharged diesel powertrain that’s been tweaked to deliver the torque and power you need when you’re out and about. It also has a complete overhaul of the suspension system, including terra firma shocks and springs, HD drag link and track rod, and an all-terrain set of tyres.
It also has an aftermarket head unit with a small touch screen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The rest of the interior is a nod to classic Land Rover, with a cross-stitched steering wheel and the original console shifter.