Dutch coachbuilder Heritage Customs is offering punters the chance to enjoy the new Land Rover Defender 90 as a convertible like many have with previous iterations of the iconic 4×4. But fair warning. It won’t come cheap. Nor is it exactly a simple process.
Dubbed the Valiance Convertible, it involves three distinct stages spread across roughly three months:
- Determining the desired specs exactly to each customer’s requirements with a digital sketch
- Completely disassembling the vehicle in question to remove the roof and rear windows for good
- Installing the hand-stitched cloth top with a power mechanism, FIA-compliant roll cage, and reinforcing the hell out of everything
Transforming a donor car into the final product with the Valiance Convertible package also includes a full repaint and reupholster job to match/complement said hand-stitched cloth top, followed by a “testing and test mileage” sign-off.
“The Valiance is the Heritage Customs concept for a more heroic version of the Defender. And a Heritage Customs Valiance is the ultimate expression of our clients, based on the world’s most iconic new 4×4,” said Jan-Pieter Kroezen, Co-Owner of Heritage Customs.
“We’re proud to introduce the Valiance Convertible: a one-of-five limited edition coachbuilt motorcar made exclusively as an open top vehicle. It is based on the 90 body style and available in three carefully curated colour schemes. The new Valiance Convertible features bespoke wheels, special paints, and unique exterior details.”
Onto the matter of price: those keen to own a Land Rover Defender 90 Valiance Convertible will need to pay upwards of €99,500. In addition to forking out for a Defender, of course.