Founded in 1975 as a customizer of bespoke Range Rovers, Overfinch has become the first and last name when it comes to the business of making already-elite SUVs even more opulent. From its humble beginnings, Overfinch has since become a factory-approved modifier of all things Land Rover, but for its 40th anniversary the coachbuilder elected to equip just five special edition Defenders in the vehicular version of a custom-tailored suit.
With the Land Rover Defender marked for replacement, Overfinch is also celebrating an iconic vehicles final years, fitting it with a signature hood and grille built to contrast with the rest of the timeless bodywork. The front bumper is borrowed from the SVX model and adds integrated LED running lights, with diamond-plating on the side sills and rear quarter panels finished in satin black. An aluminum gas cap, swing away rear arm, rear step with an electric tow bar, upgraded rear LED lighting and painted mirror backs join “diamond-turned” 18-inch custom alloy wheels in completing the outside modifications.
On the inside, buyers can expect a numbered plaque as they sit in leather-trimmed Recaro front seats with 40th anniversary stitching. Leather trims the rest of the cabin as well, with features like aluminum gas and brake pedals, fold-away rear seats, and an Alpine sat-nav, digital radio, and backup camera all integrated into the classic design.
If this sounds like your kind of SUV, prepare to pony up, £70,000, or about $105,000 at today’s exchange rate. That’s not too shabby for a one-of-five vehicle from the world’s foremost builder of luxury Land Rovers, though the lack of performance upgrades is disappointing. If you ask nicely though (and with some money between your teeth), maybe Overfinch will hook it up.