LAND ROVER, DEFENDER

LAND ROVER DEFENDER 90
SHORT WHEEL BASE

I HAVE NEVER BEEN ONE TO DO THINGS THE SAME WAY AS EVERYONE ELSE and so, the more wide and varied projects are, the better.

When briefed by a private client to design/customize a shiny, santorini black, land rover defender 90, I HAD A VISION OF one in MATTE BLACK. I HAD SEEN LUXURY CARS IN MATTE BLACK OVERSEAS BUT NOT A  4 WHEEL DRIVE, off-road vehicle. i loved the idea of contradiction and reversal and working with a receptive client.

defender’s HAVE ALWAYS HAD A CULT FOLLOWING AROUND THE WORLD. only 25,000 DEFENDER’S were HAND MADE IN THE UK EVERY YEAR. THEIR MILITARY, TOUGH LOOK it was held their held the APPEAL but imagine one COMBINED WITH ALL OF THE COMFORTS OF A NEW CAR?

THE PROCESS:

STEP 1. SOURCE CONTACT & SPRAY PAINT MATTE BLACK
STEP 2. POWDER COAT WHEELS MATTE BLACK
STEP 3. SPRAY DECALL STICKERS BLACK
STEP 4. SWICH & custom LIGHT LENS’S
STEP5. RE COVER FABRIC SEATS AND MIDDLE CONSOLE IN BLACK MOCK CROC LEATHER
STEP 6. WATCH THE response ON PEOPLE’S FACES when she drove by…

SPECIAL THANKS TO MARK NORTON, SCOTT PATTERSON, GRACEY PATRICK & BRETT WALLACE AT ULR, MALVERN FOR THEIR SUPPORT.