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While the new Land Rover Defender has been given a more premium overhaul meaning you can spec one at over £83k, you can still buy a 30-year-old customised version for over £100k.

The Defender in question has been brought up to date by Arkonik and is capable of carrying nine people further into the wilderness than many modern alternatives.

Badged Arkonik Teton Land Rover Defender 110, it has a Raptor Ice White paint job with a black roof, bumper and trim to give it an aggressive stance. It has large 18-inch alloy wheels and a roof-mounted basket allows the owner to carry extra kit.

(Arkonik)

Inside, it’s got a more upmarket look than the original with diamond-pattern stitched leather seats throughout, a wood-rimmed steering wheel, and infotainment system which can connect to your phone.

Power takes the form of the iconic Rover 3.5-litre V8, with other changes including a two-inch raise in ride height and upgraded steering damper.

The work done by Arkonik isn’t just bolting extra kit onto the outside and improving the interior, either. The car undergoes a full restoration project, including an engine and transmission overhaul, frame coating and new suspension.

Ted Welford

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August 14, 2020

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