Defender Garage Sale

Various Pre-Restoration Donor Defenders


As we have moved into a beautiful new shop, we’ve decided to eliminate as much clutter as we can.  We have a few Defender projects we’re not going to be using and would love for them to go to new homes.  They are projects, but all have valid paperwork and can be shipped anywhere in the world.  We would like the Spanish 110s to go as a package deal, as loading them up in a container and shipping them directly to your door would be easy.  Make us an offer we can’t refuse.  We will even help with the logistics of shipping and delivery.  We want our storage space back.

Donor One: Lithuanian Defender 110 – 300TDI – LHD (Kimpton, UK)

$7500.00 USD + Shipping

We got this one from a trader in the UK who might have misrepresented the condition by a long stretch.  We thought we would use it for something, but realized that the best option would be for someone who’s going to either do a chassis swap in the UK or EU or someone who wants us to bundle up a chassis swap package in the UK and then ship the entire thing together as one.  It has paperwork and the VIN checks out – the chassis is just garbage, unfortunately.  There’s a video below for more details.

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Donor Two: Spanish Defender 110 – 200TDI – LHD (Spain)

$11,500.00 USD + Shipping (bundle deal on both 200tdi’s)

This Land Rover Defender 200Tdi ran and drove before Covid, but we had it in storage and ended up stealing parts off it from time to time.  It now sits and we’re not likely to build it out.  Would be a great candidate for restoration, as the chassis is in good condition.  Would be a great option for a motor swap, as well, currently in our facility in Spain.


Donor Three: Spanish Defender 110 – 300TDI – LHD (Spain)

$11,500.00 USD + Shipping (bundle deal on both 200tdi’s)

This will come with a motor.  It was pulled out because we were going to rebuild it, but we went another route.  Excellent chassis, all necessary paperwork present. It would be a great candidate for restoration.


The difference between a Bishop+Rook Defender and a regular imported Defender on the market comes down to the hundreds (sometimes thousands) of hours we will spend to make them reliable and safe daily drivers. If you’re looking to build a custom Defender, check out our handy online pricing tool.




Each build begins with a donor vehicle sourced and supplied by Bishop+Rook to fit the needs of each commissioned build based on customer requirements – ensuring eligibility for import into the American market and a suitable level of quality as a base vehicle for restoration. We also welcome the opportunity to preserve and restore our customer’s classic Land Rover as part of the same refurbishment and enhancement process.


We offer each individual the opportunity to collaboratively put their stamp on a Land Rover build – from color and style to accessories and performance features. We aim to build a one-of-a-kind Defender that is reliable, even more capable, stylish, and versatile than the day it was born. We provide a fully bespoke build process in the spirit of 17th-century tailors of Savile Row, where we mold your donor vehicle into a Defender to fit your needs, budget, lifestyle, and taste.


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.



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 to the adventures that came before while planning adventures yet to be explored.

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


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 want to share our love and 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 love these vehicles.  If you’re starting your search, we wrote a 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


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