This Defender 90 is owned by a friend of ours near our Salisbury, England workshop. He loves it, but is going to move on to something else. He’s offered it to us, thinking it would be a great cabin truck or a beach cruiser. You could convert this to a 200Tdi fairly easily, as well.
NOTE: A Deposit has already been taken on this wonderful little Landy and will be spending her days on the east coast of the United States.
The video below shows the details of the Defender better than we can write.
We would do a complete service in our Salisbury, England workshop prior to shipment, taking care of the fundamental mechanicals, but could also offer other upgrades/enhancements to make this your perfect Defender.
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. On occasion, we also welcome the opportunity to preserve and restore our customer’s own classic Land Rover as part of the same refurbishment and enhancement process.
TAILORED TO YOUR EXPERIENCE
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 not only reliable, but 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 road, where we mold your donor vehicle into a Defender to fit your needs, budget, lifestyle, and taste.
MIDWESTERN + ENGLISH VALUES
We believe in friendship and a true partnership with every client who puts their trust and faith in our hands. With a base of operations in the heart of the Midwest and a flourishing workshop in the English countryside, hard work comes with the territory. We believe in transparency and integrity – preserving the Bishop+Rook reputation by building good, honest, Defenders.
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.
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 to 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 simply 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 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.