In the footsteps of “Helik”: the new Defender will be turned into a rare and expensive convertible

In the footsteps of “Helik”: the new Defender will be turned into a rare and expensive convertible

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Atelier Heritage Customs from the Netherlands works at the intersection of architecture and tuning (carchitecture), and therefore all of the workshop’s projects are distinguished by an individual approach and a bias towards aesthetics. The latest example is the Valiance Convertible series of five convertibles based on the new Land Rover Defender 90. They will feature a soft top, special body paint, Magic Metal accents and three elaborate themes. Even the price is known – 138,500 euros.

All five convertibles will be built on the basis of the “short” Land Rover Defender 90. There are three themes: Cote d’Azur, Solihull Sand and Kokkini Paralia. The performance of Cote d’Azur (pictured above), for example, reflects the atmosphere of the Côte d’Azur: the beaches of Saint-Tropez, Cannes and Monaco. The main attributes of such an SUV are special blue body paint, 22-inch wheels with whitewall tires, black inserts in the bumpers, a soft roof in cognac, sports seats and Magic Metal copper linings (this is the name of the thin metal spray technology developed by Heritage Customs ).

Solihull Sand pays homage to the pre-production Land Rover HUE I66, which rolled off the assembly line at Solihull in 1948. Defender is painted green and also sports a leather interior made by New York-based Spinneybeck (the company supplies designers and architects). Vintage Rock Dust wheels are 20 inches in diameter. The salon is decorated with decorative elements Magic Metal “patinated copper”, the styling package “graphite” is chosen for the body.

Finally, Kokkini Paralia is a volcanic red beach on the Greek island of Santorini. Unsurprisingly, the convertible of the same name is painted in matte red paint combined with graphite and “steel” overlays Magic Metal, a black roof and 22-inch Supersonic wheels.

An even more exclusive SUV was unveiled by Heritage Customs this summer. At the customer’s request, the 1985 Land Rover 90 V8 was painted in matte metallic Moon Dust, equipped with full LED optics, the interior was altered with leather and quilted Alcantara, and the boot floor was covered with “scorched” solid oak. The cost of such a rework starts at $ 50,000.

We also recommend that you watch a detailed test drive of the Land Rover Defender from the FineAuto team:

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