The Bishop+Rook Story

We are an employee-owned vintage Land Rover and Land Rover Defender sourcing, importing, and restoration company.

Let Us Be Your Guide

No other vehicle on the planet evokes a sense of wanderlust quite like a vintage Land Rover – a vehicle that has conquered every corner of the world and left an indelible mark on the face of travel and adventure.

In our digitally connected world, driving a vintage Land Rover provides an analog experience to slow down time, allowing passengers to take a break from the chaos and banality of everyday life.

Let us be your partner in getting into the Land Rover Defender lifestyle.

We are Bishop+Rook

The Land Rover Defender Company

We specialize in sourcing, importing, and building vintage Land Rovers and Heritage Land Rover Defenders. We aim to ensure each vehicle we source or build retains its unique character, whether it’s an unrestored classic with original patina or a complete nut-and-bolt restoration.

With years of experience in the industry, Bishop+Rook has become one of the most recognized companies in the world for creating truly unique and classic Land Rover Defenders. We maintain operations in the US, UK, Spain, and sourcing operations through the entire EU to ensure a steady supply of interesting and unique Defenders to bring to the market.

Dedicated to the Land Rover Lifestyle

We’ve never really liked the idea of “Buying or Selling a Defender,” which is why we refer to it as an adoption process. Every person on the Bishop+Rook team shares a passion for giving life to these classic vehicles.  We offer everything from sourcing and importing to light preservation and complete restoration.

We also believe in helping future caretakers gain the necessary knowledge they need to make informed decisions about adoption and to have greater confidence in their ability to maintain their vehicle once they bring it home.

Knowledge + Transparency

Since the beginning of the company, we have ventured to bring our customers along with the journey. We publish an extensive amount of material to help guide prospects through the adoption process.  We show what takes place behind-the-scenes in the workshop, believe in radical pricing transparency, and offer support to anyone considering owning a vintage Land Rover.

The company was started in late 2014 as a way to creatively document the Land Rover culture on film, but evolved and slowly expanded over the years to become a leading full-service Land Rover Restoration company – with workshops around the world.  We continue to maintain our status as an employee-owned company over the years – knowing that true craftsmanship can only come from hands-on work completed in our own workshops.

Bishop+Rook on Film

A Video Introduction

We put together this video a while ago to give an overview of the company and highlight a few of our early Defenders in their natural environment – nature.

Bishop+Rook Heritage Defenders