This little Landy has a bit of an interesting back story. The biggest part of it is that we acquired her long ago from the Isle of Jersey. That’s part of the story. The bigger part of the story is that we forgot we bought her. Or rather, Mike (company founder) forgot he bought her. We moved her around the Salisbury, England workshop yard for about 6-7 months before he noticed it in the background during a FaceTime call one day.
He said, “Hey, what’s that little Defender 90 in the background?” Andrew’s response, “That’s the one we bought from Jersey a while back, remember?”
Well …. the answer was no. Who forgets they bought a Defender? Apparently, we do.
That’s why we called her “Suha,” which means “forgotten, overlooked” in Arabic. Al-Suha (also called Alcor) is the name of a star in the constellation Ursa Major.
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’ve been slowly working on this project between other builds. You can see the progress here.
If you’re curious about how we price Defenders, we’ve published everything online for full transparency.