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Osprey’s Land Rover Defender 90 Has Classic Looks, Modern Power



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If anything, Osprey Custom Cars’ custom builds are some of the best money can buy.

Despite looking like a well-preserved classic Land Rover Defender 90, this one was built from the ground up. It sports a modern chassis with suspension and brake upgrades, skid plates, steel bumpers and Kahn 18-inch alloy wheels shod in chunky off-road rubber.

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Finished in Santorini Black, it features LED headlights and DRLs in the front bumper, a full-size spare at the back, a canvas soft top and a satin black powder-coated roll bar. There’s also a new front grille and a Puma-spec bonnet.

This Defender is powered by a 5.3-liter LS V8 that produces 325 horsepower and 330 pound-feet (447 Nm) of torque, driving all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission with transfer case.

Inside, there’s black leather upholstery, heated front seats, four inward-facing jump seats in the load area, air conditioning, 7-inch infotainment system from Alpine with Bluetooth, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, reversing camera, power windows, JL audio, LED ambient lighting, Momo steering wheel and a TDCI-spec dash with stock gauges.

Custom Defenders do not come cheap, though, and this Defender 90 will set you back almost $130,000. The new-gen model, on the other hand, starts from $46,100 in the U.S. – but we guess that’s comparing apples to oranges.

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Updated: January 9, 2021 — 12:24 pm

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