Build No 163 started life as a Defender 4.0l V8 50th Anniversary Edition, bought by our client after spending many years in a friends V8 Defender while out shooting. He wanted to have a solid foundation for his BESPOKE build and as such as soon as the deal was completed on the donor vehicle, he had the Defender shipped to our workshop in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
The client already had a vision for his Defender so came up to the showroom to talk through the options, touch see and feel all materials and finalise the plan. Firstly, was a change of colour to the very strong Keswick Green paired with a factory style Black Pack, sat on our signature 18” Matt Black 5 Spoke Alloys complimented with our BESPOKE 6 Pot Brakes colour coded to his specification. BESPOKE billet aluminium door handles, exterior door and bonnet hinges completed the exterior. The interior was kept simple yet luxurious. This was achieved by opting for the BESPOKE high back seats finished in black leather with green contrast stitching, rear seats in matching leather finished with a full leather centre console and door cards. To keep everything in keeping the headlining, dash top and rear window surrounds were completed in Anthracite Alcantara. The final retromod to the dash was the installation of a double DIN Sat Nav unit mounted into a body coloured Keswick Green dash fascia.
For a 1998 Defender you would be hard pushed to pick it apart from a 2016 model. When it was delivered back to the client the expression on his face said it all, followed up by his glowing 5* review.
‘Fantastic service, knowledge and commitment. The guys here know what they are on about and know how to deliver it. Cannot recommend them highly enough’
BESPOKE Build No 168 was left in the customers garden unloved and unused for 2 years. The customer decided to pay the BESPOKE showroom a visit whilst in the area. After an afternoon browsing the BESPOKE options they went away and came back with a full wish list to include an individual Matte finish paint. We then collected their Defender from the static garden position and brought it back to our workshop for the work to begin.
The Defender was subjected to a complete strip down and body preparation for the full body respray to start, before rebuilding the vehicle to the customers chosen specification. The interior complemented the paintwork excellently with Black Nappa Leather and the perfect contrasting grey double diamond stitching, matching grey seatbelts and a matching 2nd row Sports Seat and cubby box conversion. Once completed the car was serviced, flew through the MOT and was returned to the overjoyed client. Whatever your vision we can make it happen.
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