Land Rover Defender 90 – 300Tdi Automatic

We are one of the only custom Defender builders in the world that provide a complete spectrum of Vintage Land Rovers available to the market – from well storied original patina drivers to complete restorations. We like to consider ourselves the Matchmaker for Defenders.

Custom Defender 90 Automatic Soft-Top Project

If you’re interested in talking with us about building something similar to Carmen, please fill out the form below or give us a ring at the workshop.  We offer complete customization options, including our unique automatic conversion process.

This amazing Land Rover Defender 90 was handbuilt by the crew at Bishop+Rook for a client.  It was a complete panel/chassis off restoration, including conversion to automatic and upgrading to a 300Tdi

This particular Defender features:

300Tdi Automatic Package
1.2 Transfer Case
Upgraded Performance Turbo
Complete Suspension Rebuild
Complete Axle Rebuild
Complete Brake System Rebuild
Custom Leather Seats
Custom Soft-Top
Custom Hoop Set
Upgraded Dash/Gauges
Locking Cubby
Paint Matched Wolf Wheels
Fold Down Rear Gate
Split Door Safari Conversion

Starting The Process

For those of you just starting your research on Defenders, there are a few areas you will want to learn about (maintenance, driving experience, and budget).  For the last part – budget – we’ve recently launched a “Defender Budget Pricing Calculator” to help folks understand the different levels of pricing you should expect to see on the market.


A Defender for Everyone

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. When other companies focus on cheap mechanical nightmares, or Defenders costing the same price as a house, we focus instead on – Defenders for the regular person. All of our Defenders undergo an extensive mechanical refresh to ensure years of reliable adventures.  From there, you can decide how much further you want to go with a restoration.

Maintaining the charm and character of a vintage Land Rover Defender pays respect the adventures that came before, while planning adventures yet to to be explored.

Restore only what’s needed. Refresh the rest for peace of mind.

About Bishop+Rook

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.

Read our Guide: The Unicorn Hunt

Contact Us

For more information, feel free to call or text us at +1 612.424.1642 or email us at

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Color Blue
Registration Clear MN TItle