2015 Land Rover Defender Khan & CTC Design

2015 Land Rover Defender Khan & CTC Design

The seven-passenger vehicle has been “adorned with a wealth of rugged and luxurious amenities that set it apart from your average Defender”.

Dr Ralf Speth, Chief Executive of Jaguar Land Rover, said: “Over 67 years, the Series Land Rover and in turn Defender has been the transport of choice for explorers, charity organisations, farmers and even royalty. Throughout history it has helped pioneers to reach the unreachable.

What started life as an agricultural workhorse has transcended the automotive world to become a worldwide design icon. I was honoured to join the production line team in Solihull to help build this unique vehicle. It was a special experience which will no doubt become a fond memory.

“The auction of this milestone vehicle is an opportunity to own a piece of Land Rover’s history, as Defender enters its final phase of manufacturing in Solihull. Giving people the chance to buy this truly distinctive Defender to raise funds for the IFRC and Born Free Foundation is a suitable way to celebrate the role that Defender has played in supporting our humanitarian aid and conservation partners over the decades.”

It features a completely redesigned front fascia, a new bumper with integrated lighting, “cross-hair military headlights”, wider front and rear wing arches and a set of 1948 Defend wheels in satin black with 265/75/16 tires. On the back there is a twin exhaust system and new mud flaps.

Moving on to the interior, the front and rear seats have been replaced with GTB sport seats with quilted and perforated tan Nappa leather. The door panels, the center glove box and the dashboard are all upholstered to match.

Kahn Design is currently offering the tuned Defender for 72,875 GBP (91,510 EUR). Powered by a 2.2-liter TDCI diesel engine, the machine has 122 HP (90 kW) under the hood and has covered only 900 miles (1,450 km).

Production of the original Land Rover Series I began at the famous Lode Lane facility in 1947 ahead of its launch at the Amsterdam Motor Show on 30 April 1948. Since then two million examples of the Series I, II III and Defender have been produced at Solihull.