Robb Recommends: Overfinch’s Emerald Green Soft Top Land Rover Defender

This is customisation at its most tasteful.

For those late in the room, Overfinch customises – both in terms of performance and aesthetics – Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles. Overfinch won the 1981 Paris-Dakar Rally with an upgraded Range Rover using a re-designed gearbox system, and in 2005 it won the Ford “Special Recognition for Outstanding Achievement in Design” award for the SuperSport styling package. But 15 years on, Overfinch is about to up the ante with this one-of-one Soft Top Defender, specially commissioned by a client to add to their prized collection.

The Overfinch 6.2L Soft Top Defender is a transformation of a Defender 90 which, stripped down from a 4-seat configuration and rebuilt as a two-seater. The deep Emerald Green exterior is colour-coordinated with a removable soft top cover that clips onto the specially constructed roll-over protection cage. Completing the exterior, Overfinch has converted the rear load space using marine-grade teak and built a lockable storage box finished with the addition of an Overfinch ‘Special-Commission’ plaque.

Beneath the bonnet, the new, zero-mileage 6.2L General Motors carbon fibre encased engine achieves speeds limited to 110MPH, with uprated six-piston front and four-piston rear brakes all controlled by the automatic transmission system and complemented by the Overfinch stainless-steel sport exhaust system.

Inside, Recaro sports seats are trimmed in emerald and tan leather with stitching, while the dashboard and steering wheel have been upholstered to match. Door handles, gear selector, handbrake, pedals and instrument dials are in chrome.


“This Defender demonstrates our DNA of Land Rover restoration and contemporary styling,” as Kevin Sloane, CEO and Chairman of Overfinch, commented. “Each unique detail in this conversion guarantees to stand it as the most unique Defender in the world.”


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