Skye I


1992 Land Rover Defender 110 – RHD – 200Tdi

Project Skye has already been adopted/sold, but we often get similar projects like this one.  if you’re interested in learning more about a project like this, or discussing a custom build, feel free to reach out via the form below.

Introducing: “Project Skye”

Last year we had the honor of acquiring a beautiful maintained 1992 Land Rover Defender 110 from a hot air balloon operator Stuart Seager, of Champagne Flights in the UK. We fell in love with the story of the truck – having only been kept by two previous owners – both of which were hot air balloon pilots.

In her previous life, this little Defender was used to haul the flight basket and equipment out to the field and ferry passengers to and from the loading and landing zones. Turns out that it’s pretty practical to have a vehicle that can go pretty much anywhere. Balloons tend to need a lot of field space to land.

When she arrived at the Bishop+Rook workshop in Minneapolis, she still had the original livery used to promote the business in Buckinghamshire. We drove her around like this for the better part of 6 months before finally setting about the refresh process.

While maintained really well over the years, having just over 100,000 original miles, we thought she needed a little freshening up a bit. We went through her from bumper to cross member, maintaining the unique originality of the vehicle, while preparing her for a second life in America.

Today, she is unveiled to the world – looking as beautiful as ever. Ready to conquer the fields and roads of America.

We named her “Skye”, reflecting her history of supporting balloon flight, but also taking inspiration from the Scottish and English roots if the name meaning: adventurous.

The Vehicle Features

Make & Model: Land Rover Defender 110
Condition: Used
Year: 1992
Engine: 200TdI Diesel
Mileage: 104,000 Original Miles
Transmission: 5-speed Manual
Fuel type: Diesel
Paint: White
Wheels: New 18″ Sawtooth Rims
Vehicle Title: Clean and Clear MN title
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Additional Upgrades:

We view every Land Rover Defender refresh/restoration project as a piece of art. We enjoy creating a canvas for someone to enjoy as is, upgrade over time, or have us add a few personal touches as part of the commission. If you like this Defender and would like to talk about potential enhancements, we would love to talk.  We have over 13,500 square foot of Defender restoration workshop space and can pretty much do anything – as long as it’s a Defender.

Common Upgrade Choices:

Interior re-upholstery/refresh
Air Conditioning
Wheel Swaps
Roof Rack/Bars
Roof Tent
Motor Swap/Tuning
Suspension Lift

Additional Information:

See Skye in her former life as a flight assistant:


NOTE:  If you are interested in something similar we always have new inventory coming in.  Most of the vehicles we list on the site are adopted within days.  As a result, we encourage those interested in a Defender to drop us a message on the form below, 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.


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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Price $0 Adopted/Sold
Miles 103,000 mi
Color White
Registration Clear MN TItle