One of the most iconic vehicles ever produced, the classic land rover defender has been around since 1948. From the British countryside to the Australian Outback, it’s an icon for anyone who needs a hard-working, capable go-anywhere vehicle.
The classic land rover defender has a long history of toughness, and that’s why it’s perfect for overcoming any off-road challenge you can throw at it. The original short-wheelbase Defender is known for being the king of off-roading, and it’s still one of the best SUVs out there in terms of performance, handling and comfort.
Its air suspension makes it feel like it’s driving a car, but this Defender is far from a clunky truck, thanks to its smooth ride and well-weighted steering. The suspension also provides impressive feedback for climbing over rocks and other difficult terrain.
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Inside, this Defender is a luxury machine. It’s equipped with a pair of 10-inch touchscreens, a high-quality sound system and plenty of customization options.
This Defender was restored by ECD Automotive Design, a company that’s built its reputation on creating highly detailed, custom restorations. They added a 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine, air suspension, and a host of other features to give this classic land rover defender a new lease on life.
Originally, the Defender was a station wagon-style vehicle only sold in North America. With the US Department of Transportation’s strict regulations, it was challenging for the manufacturer to bring this unique vehicle to the US market. In 1993, they developed the North American Spec, which included updated lighting, windshields, seatbelts, and more.