Land Rover has announced that, after being built for over 20 years, the Defender will end production at the end of 2015, in response to new safety standards. Its replacement will hit the roads later in the year, but until then, Kahn has made sure the old truck won’t go quietly.
The Flying Huntsman 105 Defender Pickup is a coach-built prototype based on the Defender 90 pickup. The car has been extended by 15 inches over the original 90 inch wheelbase. In addition, the front has been lengthened by 400mm and the width by 150mm
Both suspension and brakes have been completely overhauled, while a new 6 speed automatic gearbox makes it easier to live with.
The body has been given wider front and rear wings with extended wheel arches giving it a more menacing stance. A new grill and front bumper help complete the aggressive look of the little off-roader while a side vent helps the engine breathe. The car sits on a set of 8″ x 18″ ‘Defend 1945 Retro’ wheels in matt black and with a gold stripe.
The rugged, utilitarian interior of the regular Defender has been replaced with leather GTB Sports seats with a custom centre console, dashboard even sun visors.
A new Churchill clock sits proudly on the front while a new instrument panel stares at the driver through a 3 spoke billet steering wheel, complimented by aluminium pedals.
Additional members of the coach built division include a Flying Huntsman105 Longnose and 110 WB 6×6 concepts, both of which were revealed to the public at Geneva.
The Flying Huntsman 105 Pick Up can be yours for £58 875.