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If you have always dreamed of owning a vintage Land Rover Defender, you’ve come to the right place. Subscribe to our updates for advice, information, and updates on inventory. We are a Minnesota-based specialist in vintage Defenders, with a passion for pairing people with their perfect dream vehicle.

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Everyone dreams of caring for a vintage Land Rover Defender. But which one? What features? How will I know? Don’t worry, we have you covered.


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We’re always eager to meet and talk through the possible options, potential investment, configurations, our philosophy, incoming inventory, and anything else Defender.

We try to keep a steady inventory of different vehicles in our showroom.  They change weekly. View Current Inventory.

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Meet the Bishop+Rook Team:

One of the foundational elements of our company has always been to be a teacher and guide for those looking to get into vintage Defenders.  That translates to the workshop.  We firmly believe in training ambitious young apprentices the right way to keep these old Landys on the road. 

We’ve partnered with several local colleges to take on the task of teaching and training apprentices. It’s our way of passing on the methods and processes we’ve developed over the years and to keep them alive for another generation. 

These apprentices team up with senior members of the team to learn the trade, perfect their craft, and ultimately put part of themselves into every one of our Defender projects. 

The team behind the scenes are the ones that really matter the most, as they are the ones ensuring we maintain some of the highest standards in the industry. 

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Pearl White Defender 110 - Final Test Drives. 

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While the 300Tdi might be easier and more reliable to maintain over time, the TD5 does sound cool. 

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A behind-the-scenes look at a proper chassis restoration of a Land Rover Defender 90. We have an extended video on our YouTube channel where we break down the restoration process of these vintage Land Rover Defenders. 

We strip each Bishop+Rook Heritage Land Rover Defender down to a bare chassis before carefully building it back up - nut by nut, bolt by bolt. It's a tedious process, but 
one that ensures each of our builds will last the test of time. It does take a lot of hours, of course. But when investing in a vehicle you plan to keep forever, there's no room for error, shortcuts, or half-done jobs.

We build Defenders for people who plan to drive and enjoy them. It is an investment, but more of an investment in yourself, the life you want to live, and the adventures you will take.

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Project Knysna is out exploring Kruger National Park in South Africa this weekend with the talented nature photographer @karolinanoreewild and her partner @craig_reid_wildlife.  This will be a serve we offer to customers starting in 2024 as we start to roll out some Defender experiences around the world. 

Where would you go?

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Build yours now.

Call us up and let us know what you’re thinking. We’ve started to custom source and build a lot of custom Defenders. This may be the best option if you know what you want.


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