Is This Tuned Land Rover Defender Really Worth $65,000?
A Land Rover Defender 110 comprehensively modified by the Chelsea Truck Company is currently up for sale from Kahn Automobiles with a £49,999 (~$65,000) price tag.
As impressive as the new-generation Defender is, there is something timeless about the design of its predecessor and, thanks to a range of upgrades, this particular Defender is more impressive than most.
Chelsea Truck Company started out by fitting a new front bumper complete with stainless steel bumper lights. Also fitted are hood vents in stainless steel, as well as new front and rear wings with vents and visible bolts. Elsewhere, the off-roader benefits from a set of tubular side steps, 20×9-inch Mondial Retro Volcanic black alloy wheels, and a distinct exhaust system with 100 mm tailpipes and stainless steel exhaust shields.
Rounding out the exterior modifications are a new front grille, LED headlights, rubber rear mud flaps, a bespoke spare wheel cover, and a new paint scheme dubbed Volcanic Rock Satin.
Inside, the tuner has reupholstered the Defender’s seats, as well as the instrument cluster, in leather. The Defender also features a three-spoke steering wheel with billet brushed satin aluminum and black leather. Other luxuries include a leather center console, vented pedals made from machined aluminum, hard-wearing rubber floor mats, satellite navigation, and a unique name plate.
This classic Defendere has 25,430 miles (40,925 km) under its belt and, as the listing reveals, no modifications have been made to the engine, which is a 2.2-liter diesel rated at 122 hp.