There’s no denying that the vintage land rover Range Rover is an iconic vehicle. In fact, the classic off-roader has been fawned over by auto enthusiasts and collectors for nearly 70 years.
But while these vehicles stand for freedom and independence, they have some drawbacks compared with modern Land Rover models. First, they’re not as fast or powerful as newer models. Also, if you’re not a fan of manual transmissions, vintage Defenders might not be the best choice for you.
That said, we’ve heard some people say that they would love to own a vintage Land Rover. We’ve seen some vintage Land Rovers that have been restored, and we know that they’re very beautiful to look at.
We’ve even heard of some that are electric. One company, East Coast Defender, has converted a classic Land Rover into an electric car.
Vintage Land Rover: The Origins, Evolution, and Legacy of an Off-Road Icon
The team at ECD has worked to ensure that the electric drive system is safe and secure, but the most difficult part of this process is fitting the motors and batteries into the framerails.
It’s a challenge that’s been met by many companies that convert older cars to EVs. But with this particular Defender, the stars are aligned to create an excellent retrofit.
Its air suspension has greatly improved the body’s infamously rough ride, and its brakes are far superior to what most diesel or gasoline Defenders have. It’s a very pleasant car to drive, and even the electric motor makes only a whisper compared with the din of a gas engine or a diesel powerplant.