The Land Rover Defender has evolved over the decades, but was essentially born in 1948 in the Series 1. A sturdy and solid utility vehicle, it did everything asked of it in the farmlands of the English countryside while in the shadow of World War II. The truck’s reputation was forged there, but it certainly wasn’t one of glamour and luxury; Defenders were workhorse vehicles, every inch used for pure functionality.
Approximately 70 years later, the functional design has remained the same, but now technology has come to join it. Many Defenders, even as recently as the 1980s and 90s, did not have elemental modern day touches like power windows and air-conditioning. In 1993, Land Rover introduced the Defender NAS series, which due to regulation, expanded some accessories. But the real boom in high-fidelity came in the secondary market, as Land Rover stopped North American production of the Defenders in 1997.
We look to push Defenders even further still. Modern trucks need modern tech, and we have a world-class team ready to assemble it all on a fully reborn and rebuilt Defender chassis. These are just some of the many technical innovations we are placing into Land Rover Defenders in 2017:
Land Rover Defenders are renowned for their off-road capability and relentless ability to run; mixing that with cutting edge technology, makes for an epic 21st-century truck. East Coast Defender is here to deliver this historic vehicle into modern times and to drop jaws while we are at it. Quality, function, and history are never forgotten: they are epically taken to the next level. To build your own technology-filled Defender, contact us today.
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