The Land Rover Defender Buyer’s Guide

If you’re considering buying a vintage Land Rover Defender, we’ve published one of the most comprehensive guides ever available.  An honest and direct approach to walk you through options available, what to look for, example pricing, and a variety of other topics.

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The Bishop+Rook Heritage Journal

The Definitive Land Rover Defender Hunting 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. Published by a company deeply immersed in the Defender importing and restoration trades (and staffed by individuals who may or may not have consumed – through absorption – their fair share of engine oil), our advice is mostly truthful, somewhat helpful, and guaranteed to tickle your funny bone on occasion.

What You Need To Know

The Information We Wish We Knew When We Started

We cover a variety of topics, but highlight the most important issues you will face when considering buying/adopting a vintage Land Rover.

History + Model Years
Rust and Corrosion Issues
Engine Options
Transmission Types
Import and Ownership Regulations
Common Issues and Maintenance
On and Off-Road Capabilities
Parts Availability + Service
Maintenance Costs
Community and Resources

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We continually update the guide with new questions, comments, and topics sent to us by our community. We hope it continues evolving to become the most honest and unbiased source of information for someone looking to adopt their first Defender.  Fill out the form below, and we’ll send you a link where you can read and download the most up-to-date edition.

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Bishop+Rook Heritage Defenders