Built To Order Custom Land Rover Defenders

Heritage Inspired Land Rover Defenders

Built By Hand in Salisbury, England and Minneapolis, Minnesota

+01 612.424.1642 (Mobile/Text)  /  +01 612.424.1642 (WhatsApp)  /  +44 7868 791544 – Salisbury, UK

Who We Are

The Bishop+Rook Team

We are group of Defender enthusiasts that have dedicated our careers to preserving and building vintage Land Rover Defenders.  We have three fully operational workshops located in Minneapolis/Renville, Minnesota and Salisbury, England where we source, refresh, restore, and build some of the most timeless vehicles on the planet.

What We Believe

A Defender for Everyone

We believe in providing high-quality, reasonably-priced, Land Rover Defenders that can go anywhere and do everything. Whether you’re looking for a unique low-mileage Defender survivor or a complete nut-and-bolt bespoke restoration, we want to be the team that provides you with your dream vehicle.  We keep a fresh stock of restoration ready Land Rover Defender 90s, 110s, and 130s – in both right-hand and left-hand drive.

Why It Matters

Sharing Our Experience

We believe not only in transparency in pricing, but also the restoration and build process. We provide a unique” behind the scenes” look into the methods, time, and process it takes to build a truly remarkable Defender – showing both the good and the bad. We’re also eager to share helpful advice and tips for those just beginning the research process.


We rescued “Chief” from the Spanish countryside where it once served as the Fire Chief’s Defender.  We completely disassembled the body, replacing all doors, front wings, and several other panels.  We added a custom interior, tinted windows, air conditioning, lift kit, and a few other “secret” items.

Similar Builds Starting at $72,500

Project Grim – Defender Rescue

This Defender 110 project came to us as a rescue mission from a client who imported his own vehicle, only to find that the seller was less tan honest.  We took a sympathetic restoration approach, which included complete paint strip and respray in a custom Raptor finish, updated the interior with heated leather seats, dash upgrade, sound deadening, and provided a complete mechanical service to get him back on the road to adventure.

Complete Project Restoration Services Available


We were the third person to be trusted with the care and maintenance of Skye – having previously been owned by two different hot air balloon operators.  In addition to an extensive mechanical service, we preserved her unique character by offering up a period-correct fresh paint job, adding fresh sawtooth wheels, while adding a functional roof rack and front bull bar for style.

Preservation Series Starting at $55,000


We wanted to create a marriage of tough off roading with the style and grace of an urban Defender.  We completely refreshed the chassis back to factory condition, updating the suspension, braking, and mechanical.  In addition, we sprayed Rebel with glossy Santorini black, complemented by full panoramic side and rear windows.

Rebel Series Starting at $45,000


This amazing Land Rover Defender 90 was handbuilt by the crew at Bishop+Rook for a client looking for a summer beach cruiser.  It was a complete panel/chassis off restoration, including conversion to soft-top and automatic gearbox, upgrading to a completely rebuilt 300Tdi engine.

Both RHD and LHD Options Available
Starting at $55,000 and $65,000

Overlander (aka Rocky)

We build Rocky as an early 300Tdi automatic conversion project to allow our local clients to drive a RHD Defender, without having to be concerned with learning (or re-learning) manual shifting.  He became so popular around the workshop that we’ve decided to keep him as a permanent member of the Bishop+Rook team – although occasionally being sent out on remote adventures with friends and family.

One of a Kind Preservation Class Build


This is one of the toughest and most adventurous driving restoration projects we’ve ever known.  We’ve turned down several offers to “restore” Sarge, opting to keep the character and patina of this “internet famous” Defender the way it should be – Adventure Tested.

Currently Roaming Somewhere in Minnesota
(or Maybe California)

The Starting Points

Everyone begins their journey at the dreaming stage. Moving on from there generally means gathering more information and gaining confidence in your choices.

Use our custom quote configuration tool to see what options are available.

See some of the projects we’ve recently completed.

Reach out and begin a casual, or serious, conversation about a Defender build.

Even the deer are coming out of the wilderness to check out the Defender. 

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The complete package. Not overdone.  Not over built. 

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Michael brought Fergus by to visit today. It’s fun when we get to see all the evolving changes and customizations come together over time - even after they leave the workshop. We still have a few more surprises to come on this one. 

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Working out the kinks in an automatic conversion. It’s never easy.  That’s the thing about hand building cars - sometimes things go perfectly. Most times they don’t.  But we stick with it to make sure it’s properly done. 

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The team has been putting in a lot of extra hours and days to get these builds out the door to enjoy the summer weather. Project Bertha took her first extended test drive from our Renville workshop to the finishing and QA center in Minneapolis. 120 miles so far.  Minor tweaks and a few more to go before we put the final interior in and release her into the wild. 

Special thanks to the team for working through the weekend. 

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