As professional Land Rover Defender builders, we know that an engine is the heart and soul of any 4×4. It is the part that needs the most consideration when customizing your off-road vehicle. We guide our customers in choosing the right engine by asking them one simple question: “What kind of driver are you?”. You most likely have your reasons…
The new Landrover Defender has arrived. Many are referring to it as the ‘reborn’ Defender. Being the heart of the brand since 1948 and hasn’t changed much since then. Until now, of course, as the Land Rover team set out to create a new luxury model.
Maybe you are built for the city life or for the outdoors; maybe you’re a combination of the two. Either way, why would you not want a customized off-road expedition vehicle? Classic Overland does not believe in limiting yourself. We go out of our way to make the inaccessible, accessible. We’re here to help you customize your Overlanding experiences by giving you the platform to buy, restore, upgrade or modify your own Defender to suit your needs.
Land Rovers were originally created as a farming tool; its rugged design allowed farmers to roam across rough terrains, keeping restless hearts on the move. The first Land Rover was built by Maurice Wilks in 1947 on the sand of a Welsh beach. The engine was a unique Rover’s, but a Jeep’s chassis made up of off-cuts, was used initially.
We’re not just passionate about Land Rover Defenders USA — we’re passionate about seeing the world beyond our borders.
Before I arrived on my first trip, I was told by a South African that the one thing I’ll notice about Africa is this incredible energy that surrounds you. I totally laughed them off because I’m not one of those people who believe in that sort of thing. I’ll be the first to admit I was wrong. I’m not sure if it’s the way the sun hits you, but you can feel the energy of the continent. That’s what made me fall in love with it.
Classic Overland Founder and Owner, Stebin Horne, is interviewed about his love for vehicles, why travel is important for him and why you shouldn’t wait to go on an adventure.
What gets you out of bed?
A wet nose and a duck-loving retriever’s breath wake me up at 5:30 am sharp. Kruger’s stomach doesn’t seem to be affected by daylight savings either.
The Drive Africa experience was, for our family, the most unique travel experience we have ever had. To get behind the wheel of a Defender and take it out on a photo-safari in the Kruger National Park was an extraordinary treat we will never forget.
Harris English returned from The Open Championship at Royal Troon with a new trophy: A Classic Overland vehicle, the Land Rover Defender.
Classic Overland had the honor of shooting the Union Jack in front of the historic Manor House at Laborie Wine Estate in Cape Town, South Africa.
We are proud to announce that, less than a week after our first Defender landed on US soil, we’ve had our first satisfied customer!