An additional item can be added to the collection of concise horror stories: “A tuner has unveiled a customized rendition of the latest Land Rover Defender.” The statement is quite unsettling.
However, the designer Neils van Roij, who has previously created a beautiful two-door Range Rover, a frigid Rolls Shooting Brake, and a stunning Ferrari breadvan, is not a writer of frightening tales. His most recent creation, in collaboration with Heritage Customs, is being fervently described as a “braver interpretation of the Defender.”
A new car has been introduced and given the moniker ‘Valiance Convertible.’ This car is built according to the precise requirements of each customer and goes through a thorough conversion process. The process comprises of three stages – an initial digital sketch to map out the desired specifications, a complicated disassembly of the donor car, followed by cutting and reinforcing everything.
Afterward, a new roof and its corresponding mechanism are added to the disassembled Defender, followed by a full repaint and reupholstering. The car then undergoes a thorough testing and test mileage before being signed-off for use. The first car of this kind features an exemplary color combination of green on the exterior, tan (ish) on the interior, and steel wheels.