Adventure Ready Defenders

Most of our Defenders fall into our Heritage or Bespoke build category.  However, we often encounter Defenders who meet our strict criteria to become a Preservation Class Defender.


Saving The Classics

We firmly believe in building Land Rover Defenders that are true to the heritage of the brand. When we source vehicles to go through our extensive restoration process we often come across original survivors that are in otherwise great condition, but might simply require a bit of love to bring them to a reliable status.  We call this our Preservation Series of Defenders.  We take them through an extensive mechanical refresh process before offering them up to the public.  The Defenders on this page represent current inventory of donor vehicles we believe should be saved.

A Note on Inventory

Most of the Defenders we offer to the market are either Heritage or Bespoke restoration projects built specifically for a customer. We manage the entire process from sourcing to final import and delivery.  If you’re looking for something unique and custom, please feel free to reach out to us to start a conversation. The Defenders listed on this page come in the form of Driving Restorations or our Preservation Series of Defenders.  They could all become donors for a restoration project but are also fully capable of being driven in their current condition.

Custom Build Process

We also have a complete Listings page, which will likely include additional Defenders available for restoration and/or adoption.

Complete Listings Page

The Bishop+Rook Defender Buyer’s Guide

Are you tired of browsing countless forums, perusing dubious YouTube tutorials, and losing sleep over the enigmatic world of vintage Land Rovers? Well, fear not, fellow adventurers! Our trusty journal, aptly referred to (at least internally) as “The Definitive Land Rover Defender Hunting Guide,” attempts to bring some sanity to this chaotic realm of these classic off-road vehicles.

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Searching For A Defender?

We have a constant flow of pre-restoration and Preservation Series Defenders available for sale/adoption. Many do not make it to the website due to the high demand. If you’re looking for something special, please reach out and connect with us.


We can’t keep all of the Defenders we come across as much as we would like.  We try to, but our accountant (and our parking situation) says some need to move on to new homes.  This is one of those vehicles that is imperfectly perfect and will make a great addition to any family.

$38,500.00 USD

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We bought him a long time ago and converted it to an automatic so we could let people experience the joy of driving RHD without worrying about the manual gearbox. The longer he stayed around the workshop, the more we realized that it was not likely we would ever give him up for adoption.

$55,500.00 USD

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Betty (White)

This Defender is currently being loaded up in a container at our Spanish workshop and headed to Minnesota.  It will be available January 2024 – or for immediate deposit to hold it.

$54,500.00 USD

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Defender Garage Sale

As we have moved into a beautiful new shop, we’ve decided to eliminate as much clutter as we can. We have a few Defender projects we’re not going to be using and would love for them to go to new homes. They are projects, but all have valid paperwork and can be shipped anywhere in the world.

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This lovely little Land Rover Defender 90 was recently restored by our team in Spain. It started off with a rust-free chassis, which we took to the next level.  Complete cosmetic and mechanical refurbishment.

1995 Land Rover Defender 90 – County Wagon
300Tdi – LHD


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Rally Truck

This Defender has been part of the Bishop fleet for several years, but we’ve found that we don’t drive her nearly enough and she sadly sits waiting for someone to take care of her.  We discussed it as a team and agreed that she should have a new home with someone who will enjoy her.

1987 Land Rover One-Ten
3.5L V8

$37,500.00 – Driving Restoration

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This Land Rover Defender 110 300Tdi has become a favorite around the workshop. Estrella was originally slated to be stripped for a complete rebuild, but after completing some of our initial mechanical refurbishment on her, we start to appreciate her unique character and charm.

1996 Land Rover Defender 110
300Tdi – Left Hand Drive (LHD)

$65,950.50 – Somewhat Available*

*We’ve come to enjoy driving this Defender ourselves and might keep it around a little longer while we refresh her a little more.  Similar Defenders are available.

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This Land Rover Defender went through our complete nut-and-bolt restoration process in our Minnesota workshops.  She is a perfect example of a Defender that has not been overbuilt and has only timeless design features.  Available now.

1996 Land Rover Defender 90
300Tdi – LHD
Complete Nut-And-Bolt Restoration

$115,000.00 – Sold/Adopted (Heading East)

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This Land Rover 110  V8 would be an exceptional opportunity for someone to get a vintage Land Rover at a very reasonable price.  Grayson is the first year of the new “Defender” body style but still featured the smooth running and powerful Rover V8.  We are currently refreshing the engine and the price will be adjusted accordingly.

1985 Land Rover 110
3.5L V8 – Right Hand Drive (RHD)


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  • Land Rover Defender Inventory

    A collection of current Land Rover Defender projects (and a few past ones).

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