Each Custom Land Rover Defender build begins with a donor vehicle that serves as the base for the project. We take care of everything for you, including sourcing the base vehicle, ensuring eligibility for import/export, and the entire build build process. We help you select the ideal donor to match your Defender needs.
This Land Rover Defender is in the pre-restoration phase, but will make an exceptional donor for a potential Preservation Series or Heritage Series Custom Defender build.
We built this tool ourselves to help people see how the different restoration levels and accessories will impact their budget. We’re much better at building Defenders than we are at online budget calculators, but it should help point you in the right direction.
We offer Defenders anywhere from $35,000 to $150,000, so there’s a lot of variables in the middle. Understanding your budget will help you determine the most important priorities for a build or sourcing project.
The link to the tool is below, but here are a few examples of how this particular vehicle might price out:
Tier I – Survivor Series – Starting at $60,250.50 USD
Mechanical refresh of all critical and wearable components, including head gasket, timing belt, water pump, radiator, electrical service, fuel system check, brake system refurbishment, wheels/tyre package. Rust and chassis treatment. Original paint and patina cleaned and refreshed as needed.
Tier II – Preservation Series – Starting at $77,500 USD
The above mechanical refresh, plus cosmetic enhancements including a respray in original color – rectifying major cosmetic dents, dings, and historical wear. Addressing interior trim (refurbishment of headliner, seats, dash, carpets).
Tier III – Heritage Series – Starting at $88,650 USD
Complete mechanical service starting with a total body dis-assembly. Chassis completely stripped to bare metal, refurbished, painted, and sealed. Axles rebuilt. Motor rebuilt. Gearbox rebuilt. Transfer case rebuilt. All bodywork returned to factory condition. Complete panel-off re-spray. Re-assembly including restoration of all key components of the vehicle. Choice of interior trimming and exterior styling.
Tier IV – Bespoke Limited Series – Starting at $125,000 USD
Complete nut-and-bolt restoration, with a return to better than factory condition. Every option is available for finishing, including exterior color, wheels, suspension, interior trim, external accessories, stereo system, and other one-of-one styling components. Motor is completely rebuilt to better than factory, including tuning and motor swap options. Suspension upgrades and enhancements. These are limited edition builds and will be taken on a case-by-base basis.