‘Classic’ Land Rover Defender returns with new limited production run

25 will be available to buy with a unique expedition inspired camouflage in a choice of 90, 110 and 110 double cab pick-up body designs

Land Rover Classic has launched 25 exclusive expedition inspired Classic Defender Works V8 Trophy II vehicles and experience to honour its global off-roading and exploration heritage.

For seven decades Land Rovers have been exploring paths previously inaccessible.

Each vehicle has a unique camouflage representing 23 locations the legendary 4×4 has tackled over 70 years of adventuring history, including places from The Camel Trophy, The First Overland, and the G4 Challenge.

The design also features a number of hidden Land Rovers and their iconic shape in silhouette for owners to identify.

The unique camouflaged Classic Defender Works V8 Trophy models which honour Land Rover’s all-terrain heritage, will be created using Defender models from 2012-2016, stripped and rebuilt by hand to exacting standards and improved high specifications, developed exclusively by our dedicated team at Land Rover Classic.

Michael van der Sande, managing director at Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, said: “The Defender has conquered terrains across the world.

“Our latest Classic Works V8 Trophy II honours this expedition heritage in its unique exterior design, paying homage to some of these stunning locations.

“Each of the 25 vehicles available is a labour of love, sourced, assembled and remastered by our passionate specialist team.

“As well as taking delivery of a highly collectible vehicle, our owners will have the unique opportunity to put theirs to the ultimate test in a bespoke Land Rover Trophy event.”

Powered by Land Rover’s 5.0-litre V8 petrol powertrain, producing 405PS and 515Nm of torque, the limited-edition features an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.

Each model undergoes a comprehensive rebuild with uprated suspension, steering enhancements and uprated brakes.

It will be offered as a 90 and 110 Station Wagon bodies as well as a 110 Double Cab Pick-Up for the first time on a Trophy model.

In the production run of 25, Land Rover Classic will create only 5 Double Cab Pick-ups, with the remaining 20 vehicles split between 90 and 110 Station Wagon body styles equally.

The 90, 110 and 110 Double Cab Classic Defender Works V8 Trophy II derivatives are now available to purchase direct from Land Rover Classic, with prices starting from £225,000 for a 90 in the UK.

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