Savile Offroad: A bespoke Land Rover Defender for Cad & The Dandy
In a sense, the Land Rover Defender is the only remaining ‘classic car’ that you can still buy fresh from the showroom. The founders of Savile Row tailor Cad & The Dandy did just that – but what kind of self-respecting sartorial sages would settle for the norm when a host of tailor-made upgrades are available?
The company’s 110 ‘Cad-Wagon’ was sent to Lancashire-based Defender specialists Void Auto to have its measurements taken, before being fitted for its designer-carrying duties. Its pop-top roof was given hydraulic struts and a support system for a snug fit, while the dashboard and cubby box were trimmed in leather. Further upgrades to the engine and suspension were applied, but perhaps most important were the enhancements to its outward appearance. Sitting on black powder-coated wheels shod with BFG all-terrain tyres, the Cad-Wagon also benefits from subtly restyled wing and bonnet vents, a rear step, and a front bumper with integrated daytime running lights. Cad & The Dandy’s Defender now not only functions as a company pool car, but also as a rolling advertisement for classic style with a crisp, modern twist.
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