Fancy yourself a gentleman outdoorsman?
If so, you’re probably the type who likes to hunt with friends on the weekends and end your days in an exclusive cabin with a nice glass of very expensive whisky (which is a pretty good day, in our opinion).
You’re probably also the kind of person who loves both the Orvis and Barbour brands because they speak to you about proper style, tradition and what it means to spend quality time with your first love: nature.
Furthermore, you’re probably going to love the latest build from East Coast Defender, titled “Project Barbour”:
Here’s some more detail from East Coast Defender’s official press release:
Orvis has commissioned a custom Heritage Land Rover in partnership with East Coast Defender (E.C.D.) and Barbour North America, a 123 year old British heritage and lifestyle brand, to be used to promote the company’s new Land Rover Defender Collection offered exclusively through Orvis.
“Project Barbour” is a Heritage Edition Defender 90 that combines E.C.D.’s hand-crafted workmanship with the timeless, rugged style that is synonymous with the Barbour name. Orvis will display the SUV at select events along the East Coast through 2018. Guests have a chance to win the fully restored Defender free of charge through The Great Defender Adventure Sweepstakes offered through Orvis.
East Coast Defender’s “Project Barbour” started with a Defender 90 and is powered by a rebuilt Rover V- 8 engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Interior appointments and exterior features throughout include signature Barbour styling and branding. The front seats and rear benches feature Saddle Leather with Barbour Tartan inserts, paired with Barbour Tartan door pockets with Barbour zip closures. Other interior features include a MOMO Indy steering wheel, Kenwood stereo with Infinity speakers and LED lighting throughout. The custom SUV is finished in Coniston Green with matching colored 16-inch Wolf Steel wheels shod with BFGoodrich All Terrain tires. The tan Rovers North soft top proudly bears the trademark Barbour logo.
We especially like the spartan, classic look of the project which will really appeal to true Land Rover aficionados.