HUE I66

The first-ever production Land Rover came off the line in 1948 and was assigned the HUE I66 number plate which started its journey to become the most iconic 4x4 ever produced. Fast forward 73 years and the “Hue I66” Land Rover has been reimagined by our team at our facility in South Carolina.

Sand Duster - Available

Our goal, to capture the unique heritage of the Land Rover Defender, the storied and proven tradition and the innate yearning for adventure that it encourages and is built into every vehicle. While being ultimately respectful of the history, we seamlessly integrate the modern touches that enhance drivability, reliability and performance. Absolutely nothing is overlooked and nothing is compromised in a vehicle that retains its classic styling but, can go anywhere, reliably and in comfort. At HIMALAYA we make the ultimate Defender for the modern era. We create DRIVABLE AUTOMOTIVE ARTWORK for the most discerning and appreciative guardians of this iconic vehicle.

Series IIA by HIMALAYA

Starting with a 1968 Series IIA, we replaced the original motor with a restored 200TDI turbo diesel.  A significant increase from the engine originally fitted into this body style. Disc brakes and power steering were added for safety and drivability along with a custom designed audio system discretely hidden in the center dash to preserve the spartan interior. From there, Taylor Stitch added the waxed canvas used on many of their highend products for the center console, shift boot and seats in a light beige that compliments the vintage Aga Blue exterior colorway perfectly.

The Rooster

Outfitted with the GM Supercharged LT4 V8 engine paired with an eight speed automatic transmission, this 110 refered to as 2.0 also features a much stouter drivetrain. This build includes our high proformance setup reffered to as our "Summit Series". Designed inhouse, this proprietary setup includes a four-link suspension with coil-over dampers and hydraulic bump stops to further build this 110s on and off-road driving capabilities. It also includes new Dynatrac axles which are integrated to smoothly transfer that immense power adeptly to the road and a state of the art Brembo disco brake system specifically designed for HIMALAYA to provide enhanced stopping power.

Waimea

Starting with a 1960s Land Rover Series IIA 88, we replaced the original motor with a GM V6 engine paired with a six speed automatic transmission (manual transmission offered as well).  Modern power and performance with a much higher level of serviceability. 

2.0

Outfitted with the GM Supercharged LT4 V8 engine paired with an eight speed automatic transmission, this 110 refered to as 2.0 also features a much stouter drivetrain. This build includes our high proformance setup reffered to as our "Summit Series". Designed inhouse, this proprietary setup includes a four-link suspension with coil-over dampers and hydraulic bump stops to further build this 110s on and off-road driving capabilities. It also includes new Dynatrac axles which are integrated to smoothly transfer that immense power adeptly to the road and a state of the art Brembo disco brake system specifically designed for HIMALAYA to provide enhanced stopping power.

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Fit with the amenities, power, reliability and drivability that today's drivers come to expect from a new vehicle where performance and luxury are at a premium.

 

Project SJ

Outfitted with the GM LS3 V8 engine paired with a six speed automatic transmission, Project SJ also features a much stouter drivetrain than any previous company build. This build includes our high proformance setup reffered to as our "Summit Series". Designed inhouse, this proprietary setup includes a four-link suspension with coil-over dampers and hydraulic bump stops to further build this 110s on and off-road driving capabilities. It also includes new Dynatrac axles which are integrated to smoothly transfer that immense power adeptly to the road and a state of the art Brembo disco brake system specifically designed for HIMALAYA to provide enhanced stopping power.

Series IIA by HIMALAYA

Partnering with San Francisco-based Taylor Stitch our team came together for a Land Rover Series IIA build pairing the iconic design of the Series IIA with modern upgraded features. The end result, a classic 4x4 with an iconic desgin that the whole family can jump in and drive.

Spectre

The Defender 110 has a humble origin, a truck designed to serve as a go-anywhere vehicle to meet the demands of farmers and explorers alike. While the Defender's classic design and ability has withstood the test of time, todays drivers expect more...

 

Spectre II

The Defender 110 has a humble origin, a vehicle designed to serve as a go-anywhere vehicle to meet the demands of farmers and explorers alike. While the Defender's classic design and ability has withstood the test of time, todays drivers expect more...

Alpinist

HIMALAYA's 110 Crew Cab is the vehicle for those who are drawn to the classic esthetic of a Defender, but desire a more modern driving experience. Inside you will find custom black diamond stitched leather seats along with the more modern PUMA dash with carbon fiber accents, MOMO leather steering wheel, custom audio with Alpine touchscreen and much more that give the driver the comfort and control of a modern luxury vehicle.  

Defender 90 by HIMALAYA

This Defender by HIMALAYA, a Hard Top Defender 90, is finished in a distinctive and unique sunset orange paint. Fit with a fully overhauled 3.5L V8 engine and LT77 5 speed manual transmission and only a few hundred test miles under the belt since restoration, drivers will have the peace of mind that comes with a brand new truck while retaining that timeless, classic Defender look and attitude!

70th Clone

In 2018 Land Rover announced a limited-edition high-performance version of the iconic Defender, with up to 150 V8-powered examples re-engineered to celebrate their achievement of 70 years of production.

Built only for the UK market the Defender Works V8 pays homage to the early high-powered engines in both the Series III Stage 1 V8 from 1979 and subsequent Defenders including the 50th Anniversary Edition, which are highly sought after by enthusiasts and collectors today.

Inspired by Land Rovers 70th anniversary edition the team at HIMALAYA decided to "clone" this monumental build, but with a twist!  GM LS3 engine on a lowered sport tuned suspension...Here's to you Land Rover! To another 70 years!

Eastnor

Our goal, to capture the unique heritage of the Land Rover Defender, the storied and proven tradition and the innate yearning for adventure that it encourages and is built into every vehicle. While being ultimately respectful of the history, we seamlessly integrate the modern touches that enhance drivability, reliability and performance. Absolutely nothing is overlooked and nothing is compromised in a vehicle that retains its classic styling but, can go anywhere, reliably and in comfort. At HIMALAYA we make the ultimate Defender for the modern era. We create DRIVABLE AUTOMOTIVE ARTWORK for the most discerning and appreciative guardians of this iconic vehicle.

Camel Trophy Defender 110

This truck stands as a testament to Land Rover’s timeless dedication to automotive excellence. The truck was built in 1983 and was part of the Camel Trophy Italian team that went on to win the 1984 race held in Brazil. Sandro Damiani and Giancarlo Barocelli of Italy drove this truck in the historic race almost 35 years ago. Today, the truck is fully operational with the 41,000 miles on the original engine and transmission and could still trek across the Trans-Amazonian highway, but will probably be best served as a showroom or collection center piece as a true representation of Land Rover’s ability to drive to the end of the world and back. The original Italian title is registered to Sandro Damiani and has since been translated into an American title ready to be signed over. A certified copy of the factory record, as well as the original Italian title with a ‘souvenir designation’ will be included. Call or email us today to find out more about this true one-off vehicle!

Defender 110 by HIMALAYA

Classically restored with a modern twist...

True to their roots, these Defenders undergo a painstaking nut and bolt restoration with no detail overlooked.  Fully restored to HIMALAYA standards at our UK facility just down the road from the birthplace of Land Rover.  Born in England, restored in England and delivered to the North America market.

Defender 110 by HIMALAYA

Classically restored with a modern twist...

True to their roots, these Defenders undergo a painstaking nut and bolt restoration with no detail overlooked.  Fully restored to HIMALAYA standards at our UK facility just down the road from the birthplace of Land Rover.  Born in England, restored in England and delivered to the North America market. 

 

Defender 90 by HIMALAYA

Classically restored with a modern twist...

True to their roots, these Defenders undergo a painstaking nut and bolt restoration with no detail overlooked.  Fully restored to HIMALAYA standards at our UK facility just down the road from the birthplace of Land Rover.  Born in England, restored in England and delivered to the North America market. 

Livingston

The Defender 110 has a humble origin, a vehicle designed to serve as a go-anywhere vehicle to meet the demands of farmers and explorers alike. While the Defender's classic design and ability has withstood the test of time, todays drivers expect more...