Subtle, yet stunning.

If you have an affinity for classic off-road vehicles, then the iconic Land Rover Defender is undoubtedly on your short list. Rugged retro lines, first penned in 1983, and a range of capable engines throughout its lifetime make it one of the most sought after SUVs on the planet, at least within the 4x4 community.

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With that iconic heritage in mind, clothing company Orvis teamed up with Barbour North America and East Coast Defender to create the retro-inspired Land Rover of its dreams. If that last name sounds familiar, you may remember the Kissimmee, Florida-based shop for creations like Project Punisher and Project Ironhorse, two equally alluring (and powerful) off-roaders.

Barbour Land Rover Defender
Barbour Land Rover Defender

Codenamed Project Barbour, the shop’s latest one-off Defender is finished in a lovely Coniston Green paint job with color-matching wheels, a Rovers North beige soft top with the Barbour logo affixed, and added detailing to the grille and headlights. For what it’s worth, it looks damn handsome.

In the cabin, a Momo Indy steering wheel has been fitted alongside saddle leather seats with Barbour Tartan inserts, Barbour Tartan door pockets with Barbour zip closure, and a Kenwood stereo with Infinity speakers. Power comes courtesy of a rebuilt Rover V8 engine, which is paired to a five-speed manual gearbox. Naturally, the build retains all of its iconic off-road capabilities, even with the added fashion elements.

Barbour Land Rover Defender

It’s the only one like it in the world – and if you play your cards right, it could be in your driveway. The custom Defender is part of Orvis and Barbour’s co-branded "Great Defender Adventure Sweepstakes," which will give one very lucky enthusiast the chance to make this handsome and rugged SUV their own. 

Source: East Coast Defender