From time immemorial, man has been drawn into the lawless wilds — whether to hunt, defend his tribe, or, for those who live downtown, get milk from the grocery store.
Now there's something else calling you:
West Coast Defender, a boutique Land Rover Defender-retrofitting concern based in LA, now taking orders.
Started by Matthew Perlman – a Defender enthusiast – WCD has a team in the U.K. that scours the globe for Land Rover Defenders older than 25 years.
The seats are upholstered with fine leather, and you can add grills, soft-tops and fog lights.
Each of their finds undergoes a rigorous 230-point restoration so that it meets European safety standards, which actually surpass those in the good ole U.S. of A.
At up to 28 mpg, fuel standards are better, too. So rest easy, Nader.
And drive well, driver.