Classic Land Rover Defenders still go for obscene amounts of money in the United States, and that’s especially true if we’re talking about custom examples.
Just check out this Neo D110 restomod built by the team at Arkonik that was recently sold for $145,000. Yes, someone in the US paid that much for a 1989 Defender 110 station wagon that was restored and “reimagined for modern day driving,” according to the builder.
Wearing a Santorini Black body color, the Neo D110 features an OEM hood, KBX wing top vents and grille painted in Zambezi silver, twin cat LED headlights, and black 18-inch Kahn Defend 1983 alloys shod with BFGoodrich T/A KO2 tires. The rugged SUV also features a Raptor-coated steering and front differential guard.
At the rear, it comes with LED taillights and a Defender badge, in addition to a tailgate-mounted spare wheel featuring Arkonik’s logo on the cover.
If you like the exterior, chances are the leather-appointed cabin will be to your liking as well. The front bucket seats and the rear seats feature black leather trim with diamond quilting, the door cards and center console are covered with matching leather, and the driver gets to touch a 15-inch wood-rimmed steering wheel as well as alloy gear knobs.
The inner door handles are made from alloy as well, with interior highlights also including black suede headlining, Ice White LED lighting package, two lock and folding seats in the load area, lock boxes with 12V power outlet and USB port, as well as a Pioneer premium sound system with reversing camera display. A sunroof, air conditioning, and a secondary twin circuit battery with isolator switch are also on the menu.
Power comes from a 3.5-liter V8 gasoline engine. The price for this Defender extravaganza is a cool $145,000, excluding delivery.