Land Rover Defender Art Car
Lisbon-based Cool And Vintage have a knack for creating some of the most gorgeous custom Land Rover Defenders that one can find in the world. Their combination of simplicity, tasteful choice of materials and a penchant for creativity has made them famous all around the world. Now, once again, the Lisbon-based builder has put all these qualities together to create yet another bespoke build they call the Art Defender. But here, the artistry comes alive in a very special way.
It starts with a 1983 Land Rover Defender, one of the very first to roll off the assembly line as the successor to the iconic Series III. The first generation Defender gets a subtle Matte Medium Grey paintwork, and this is for a reason. What this does is highlight the beautiful artwork that lays beneath the body, peeking subtly from underneath the Defender. This contrasting, colourful chassis that has been hand-painted by local artist Vasco Costa represents Lisbon.
1983 Land Rover Series III gets restored in Tangerine Orange
Making old Land Rovers swanky is become something that we are quite accustomed to about Lisbon-based COOL & VINTAGE. This time around Ricardo and his team had taken up the challenge to restore an old, rare 1983 Land Rover Series 3 Stage One V8. This 4.0-litre eight cylinder behemoth was in quite bad shape when it was brought to the workshop, but as you can see from the photos below, the old-school off-roader has been given a fresh breath of life in Tangerine, ready to take on any sandy beach of the world.
A vintage Land Rover Defender perfect to forget Monday blues
Its second nature nowadays that whenever we see a beautifully restored Land Rover Defender, we have to assume that it is from the house of COOL & VINTAGE. This time around, the restoration workshop from Portugal came together with Amieira Marina who has created stunning floating houses in Alqueva, Évora, Portugal and Francisco, model and author of Portugal Surf Guide to present their latest Defender build in the middle of the most epic, awe-striking scenery one could ever imagine. Don’t believe us? Have a look for yourself below in the short video followed by a bunch of photos.
Restored Land Rover Defender is perfect for playtime
Seriously, no one lives the Land Rover lifestyle better than the guys at Cool & Vintage. We’ve spoken about them before HERE, HERE and HERE, and yet, there’s no getting enough of their Land Rover Defenders builds that come out of their AWESOME WORKSHOP. For C&V, it all comes down to creating the highest quality restorations, that while mainly are Land Rover Defenders, OTHER COOL CARS do creep in every now and then.
While these guys are hellbent on making an SUV that almost always tempts you towards the beach, or a martini under the shade, it’s never the case that their restorations are not proportionately functional. This means that at any day, one could find a change in mood fitting and head out towards more strenuous terrain and the C&V Land Roverswill hold their might. With this new build, there’s still nothing that’s changed.
Military to mojitos - 2002 Land Rover Defender
The guys at COOL & VINTAGE from Montijo, Portugal understand classic cars and their appeal perfectly like no other. Their restorations are gleamy clean and highly desirable; something that only increases once you have a look at the way they present them. Thanks to Ricardo, co-founder at Cool & Vintage, we recently were able to get a TOUR OF THEIR GORGEOUS WORKSHOP thats scattered with gorgeous period-correct automobilia and some tasty cars prepared. In the feature, an astute observer might notice an incredible lineup of Land Rover Defenders in one of the photos, under wraps and ready to be delivered. This here is one of those gorgeous builds that has now made it out to the cool sandy beaches of Montijo, Portugal.
The coolest classic car workshop in the world!
Workshops can be unassumingly boring for everyone but the wrenchmonkeys. They are often filled with oily floors, greasy automobile parts and tools that make uncomfortable teeth-chattering noises that resonate across the empty spaces. But in Montijo, Portugal there is one workshop that has a completely different approach to classic car restoration where they create their own vibe around of automotive culture and lifestyle.
Their style of living and soaking sun at the sunny beaches of Lisbon are easy to envy. Perhaps that’s an emotion they love inducing, or perhaps it’s a visual cue to how classic Land Rover, Mini and Porsche cars are actually supposed to be enjoyed. If you are still second guessing who we are talking about then you really haven’t been a part of the classic car lifestyle for long. We are ofcourse talking about the unmissable cool classic car workshop that’s constantly and exclusively being delivered by the guys at Cool & Vintage.
Honey, lets hit the coast in a Vintage Land Rover
"This Vintage Land Rover will make you want to head out in search of the perfect coastline in exquisite form.
Nothing is as synonymous with Off-Roading as Land Rovers, the company has been pioneering in building Off-Road machines for as more than half a century. The brand Land Rover was in fact so brilliant in building these incredible go-anywhere machines that it was granted a Royal Warrant by King George VI in the year 1951. The iconic British brand has ever since captured the hearts of all Off-Roading enthusiasts."