A lovely original example of a UK Solihull manufactured Land Rover Defender 90 Left Hand Drive 300Tdi Automatic, which happily spent most of her life in France and later restored in Minnesota. This is a one-of-a-kind bespoke build by the Bishop+Rook US team.

Land Rover Defender 90 – Soft-Top – 300Tdi Automatic – Bespoke Build

This Land Rover Defender has recently been adopted. But don’t worry, we are always on the hunt for cool and unique Defenders to be refreshed or built to your needs. Contact us on the form below for more information.

Sophie was recently adopted and we are putting the final custom touches on her and will update this photo with the final build. We had a lot of interest in Sophie and have already started taking requests for custom builds in a similar style – customized to each new build.  If you’re interested in discussing something custom, feel free to reach out right away.

This little Land Rover Defender 90 was born in the UK, but spent her entire life living in France. We adopted her right before the beginning of the pandemic shut down and spent nearly a year completely re-building her to better-than-new condition. We spared no expense on Sophie’s restoration, including a fully rebuild 300Tdi Automatic conversion, complete body-off restoration, custom paint, custom soft-top, galvanized hoop set, NAS bumper, new suspension, chassis stripped bare and sealed..

We had been inspired by the work by the folks at Cool n Vintage in Portugal and decided to pay tribute to their styling by creating something just as unique for the American market.

We were still a couple weeks away from finishing the project and finalizing some of the details, but we’re offering her up for early adoption – so her new caretakers can have input on some of the final touches.

We will be posting a complete history of Sophie’s restoration, including photos and video of her arrival, through every stage of restoration, until the final finishing tweaks.

The Vehicle Features

Make & Model: Land Rover Defender 90
Build Condition: Heritage Series
Year: 1994
Engine: 300Tdi Diesel
Mileage: 0 Miles
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel type: Diesel
Paint: Matte Blue
Vehicle Title: Clean and Clear MN title
Location: Minneapolis

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NOTE: Most of the vehicles we list on the site are adopted within days of becoming available. As a result, we encourage those interested in a Defender to drop us an email at or submit the inquiry form on this page. It’s very likely we can find something very similar to this Defender or build one to your specifications.

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Bishop+Rook is a Minneapolis-based importer and restorer of classic Land Rover Defenders. We are passionate about film, photography, travel, adventures, and vintage cars. We finally found a way to combine our life’s passion into helping others find their dream car. We restore the vehicles to an adventure-tested stage – not over-restored and not over-priced. We simply want to share our love an passion for these amazing vehicles with like-minded people.

We price our vehicles fairly. Any profit we make is turned back into our creative projects or seeking out our next restoration. Any work we do is to ensure people can enjoy the vehicles right away – we make sure they are adventure ready on day one.

We typically have about a dozen or so Defenders in stock, but for those looking for something truly unique we offer a service to find and import cars with specific requirements. Drop us a note and let us know what you would like.

We’re sure you have many questions. We try our best to answer anything and everything that comes our way, even if you decide not to do business with us. We simply love these vehicles. If you’re just starting your search, we wrote a little piece that may help you sort through the many models, conditions, and prices you may see on the marketplace. There are a lot of people importing Defenders these days, some really good guys, and a few others that might not have your best interest in mind.

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Miles n/a
Color Matte Blue
Registration Registration - MN
Transmission Automatic
Drive Type LHD
Engine 4 cylinder 300Tdi


Year 1995
Make Land Rover
Model Defender 110
Seats 5
Doors 5
Drive Type LHD
Transmission Type Automatic
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Economy Highway (mpg) 30
Top Speed (mph) 75-80
Engine Type 300Tdi
Engine Cylinders 4
Country United Kingdom