Heritage Class Restoration

Project Wilkes

1995 Land Rover110 - 300Tdi - Overland Project

The Base Restoration

This 1995 Land Rover Defender 110 300Tdi started as an Arles Blue factory AirCon model. While in solid condition, we felt it would make a great base for a complete nut-and-bolt restoration to transform it into the ultimate overland adventure vehicle.

A Timeless Classic

The clients came to us with an ambitious vision: to create the perfect overland Defender – including everything they would need to go anywhere and do anything. We took up the challenge and worked collaboratively to create a very detailed build sheet, which would include some of the industry’s best fabricators and parts manufacturers.

Heritage + Style

We completely rebuilt the 300Tdi and R380 gearbox, while upgrading the suspension to include a 2″ lift with Fox Shocks. Wilkes is equipped with front and rear ARB Lockers, a Flat Dog UK roof rack, ORE Wheel Carrier, and a set of Kahn Designs Rostyle 18″ custom wheels – among many other upgrades.

Restoring an Icon

Restoring this 1995 Land Rover Defender 110 was a great way to bring a classic piece of British engineering back to life. Not only will the new caretakers be able to enjoy the thrill of driving a vintage vehicle, but they will be able to do so knowing it’s been restored back to the original factory specification – tuned for performance, comfort, and reliability.  Project Wilkes features a variety of performance and cosmetic upgrades making it a truly unique build.

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1995 Land Rover Defender 110
Overland Edition
300Tdi 2.5L Diesel
Available in RHD and LHD

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Project Wilkes Snow Days

Putting 300 test miles on a new Defender restoration project is a great way to ensure that all of the hard work put into it is paying off. It‘s important to test the vehicle at a variety of speeds and driving conditions to identify any issues that may need to be addressed. During the testing process, the brakes, transmission, and engine should all be checked for proper performance. After the 300 miles have been completed and any potential issues have been addressed, the Defender is ready to hit the road and take the owner to their next great adventure.

Project Wilkes – In The Wild Video

Owning a Heritage Series Defender

Owning a restored classic Land Rover Defender offers many unique benefits. Not only does a classic Land Rover provide a unique and stylish look, but it can also be much more reliable than a newer model – as they are free of complicated modern electronics. With a classic Land Rover, you can enjoy the nostalgia and charm of an older model while also getting the advantage of modern equipment and craftsmanship. A classic land rover can also be a great investment, as they tend to appreciate in value over time. Furthermore, owning a classic Land Rover Defender can also be a great way to stay connected to the community, as many classic car owners are members of clubs and organizations that share their passion for the vehicle.

Model Defender
Class 110
Body Type 5 door station wagon (SW)
Model Year 1995
Steering RHD
Engine 300Tdi, 2.5, 4 Cylinder, Diesel, without EGR/Cat, 16L
Gearbox 5 Speed, R380, Manual
Factory Solihull, UK
Sequential number 960548

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If you would like to build a Land Rover Defender similar to this one, please reach out and let us know. We offer a no-pressure, no-obligation consultation where we can walk you through your options and the process we use to build our custom Defenders.

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