Defender restoration specialist Himalaya has teamed up with Taylor Stitch, a San Francisco-based "environmentally conscious" clothing company, to create this special Land Rover Series IIA build.
Visually, this 1970 Land Rover Series IIA retains the majority of its original design features (most notably the headlamp positioning in the grille). In addition, the vehicle’s exterior is painted in a vintage Porsche-inspired Aga Blue colour, which enhances the wood-lined bed.
Under the bonnet sits a Land Rover Defender 3000TDI mill from a mid-1990s, replaces the original 2,5-litre unit. The specialist has further added a disc brake upgrade, automatic transmission and power steering to "enhance drivability".
So, what has Taylor Stitch brought to the table? Well, the seats and interior trim have been outfitted with the same waterproof waxed suede material that can be found on the company’s boots. Covering the seats and centre console, the suede material adds “a comfortable yet stylish atmosphere”.
The cabin also gains a custom audio system, which has been developed in-house by Himalaya. To preserve the historic look of the cabin, the latter has been hidden under the centre console.