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Valiance Defender: A Bespoke Soft-Top Conversion by Heritage Customs

Land Rover Defender convertible enters production

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Valiance Defender: A Bespoke Soft-Top Conversion

Dutch coachbuilder Heritage Customs is making waves in the automotive industry with its latest creation, the Valiance Defender. This bespoke soft-top convertible Land Rover Defender is turning heads and capturing the hearts of car enthusiasts everywhere. With its unique design elements and electric fabric roof, the Valiance Defender is a true work of art.

A Customized Masterpiece

Based on the L663-generation Defender 90, the Valiance Convertible has undergone extensive modifications to create a one-of-a-kind driving experience. In addition to its stunning convertible design, this Defender features a sixth seat, forged wheels, bespoke leather trim, and sports seats. Both the interior and exterior have been carefully crafted to create a truly remarkable vehicle.

Aesthetic Delight

The Valiance Defender stands out from the crowd with its Sunbeam Yellow paint, complemented by black exterior accents such as the roll cage, front bonnet plates, and side air vents. The fabric top, handmade and electronically controlled, adds an extra touch of elegance to this already exquisite Land Rover. Inside, black quilted upholstery, aluminum paneling, and yellow stitching create a harmonious and luxurious atmosphere.

Limited Production

Heritage Customs has announced that only five examples of the Valiance Convertible will be built, each with a price tag exceeding £100,000. The conversion itself costs around £58,000, with the remaining amount covering the base car. It’s worth noting that modifications to the powertrain are not included in this price and will be chosen by the customer separately.

A Legacy of Innovation

The Valiance Defender is not the first unconventional creation from Heritage Customs. Co-owner Niels van Roij has previously introduced a Rolls-Royce Wraith-based shooting brake and an estate-bodied Tesla Model S to the automotive world. With each new project, Heritage Customs pushes the boundaries of design and customization, creating truly unique vehicles that leave a lasting impression.

The Takeaway

The Valiance Defender by Heritage Customs is a testament to the power of creativity and innovation in the automotive industry. With its bespoke design elements and electric fabric roof, this soft-top convertible Land Rover Defender offers a driving experience like no other. While limited in production, the Valiance Defender showcases the craftsmanship and attention to detail that Heritage Customs is known for. Car enthusiasts eagerly await the reveal of the next iteration of their Valiance Convertible, as this coachbuilder continues to redefine what is possible in the world of automotive design.
Original article:https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/land-rover-defender-convertible-enters-production

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