Cart 0



"Living a life of rustic simplicity is unfortunately hard to come by these day thanks to the contemporary need to remain connected at all times. A decent halfway point, however, is to own a vehicle that potentially speaks to this minimalist mindset. Cue the Cool & Vintage workshop, masterminds of their craft, who were able to build out the perfect beach running adventure-mobile by simply removing all unnecessary excess.

At its core, this handsome aquatic-influenced light blue beauty is indeed a coveted Land Rover Defender. However, the fine folk over at Cool & Vintage managed to strip the ride down to the bare chassis to help lighten the load and make things as straightforward as possible. Now, rugged interiors make a little bit of sand and water easy to deal with, while UV resistant seats in Dice and Onyx prevent any unwanted burns from the late afternoon sun."




"So frequently we see that custom car builders and restoration specialists can be pretty overzealous with their projects. We believe, however, that sometimes a truly keen eye and skillful hands instead require restraint. That’s the case with this 1996 Land Rover Defender D90 ‘Retro Vibes’ from the folks at Cool And Vintage.

If you’re familiar with this custom workshop, you already know they are famous for doing some exceedingly good frame-off restorations. But they also know when to stay their hand. So when they came across this very clean D90, rather than rebuilding it from the ground up, they just added a few upgrades here and there – namely turning it into a soft top and giving it an ’80s retro striped paint scheme – and turned it into a shop car. Now whenever the mood strikes or the surf is too good to pass up, the guys at this Lisbon-based shop can hop into this vintage ride and head down to the shore."




"It’s no secret we’re fans of the Land Rover D90, as is the talented team over at the Cool & Vintage workshop. From roughing it out in the wilderness to chasing that incoming swell up the coastline to simply spending some quality time behind the wheel of a Td5 diesel engine that means business, the allure of the D90 remains tried and true to this day.

So when Cool & Vintage dropped their newest build – based on a 2002 model, outfitted with a set of BF Goodrich Mud Tires and adorned in a black and nardo gray military-inspired color scheme – we once again fell in love with the project. Both unassuming and tactical, this adventure-mobile also boasts a black mohair soft top, roll cage and a spare BF Goodrich tire in case the terrain gets hectic at times. The ideal Baja commuter, desert tracker, backwoods camper and weekend warrior, Land Rover had things figured out decades ago. Glad that we can still appreciate these rides today."



LAND ROVER 109 beach runner

"Imagine jetting down the flat sand on a foreign beach, looking for that perfect peak to catch a surf session or ideal beach camping spot before nightfall. Well as dreamy as this scenario may sound, it’s a relevant possibility thanks to a little help from our friends over at Cool & Vintage.

Their latest project, this AA Yellow D90, has beach getaway written all over it. Serving as yet another testament to the talent this vintage workshop has up its sleeve, this beach runner is outfitted for both an off-roading experience and complete reckless abandonment from life’s menial stresses. The ’94 Defender now hosts a rugged trim to prevent any sand or water from entering the cabin, a complete set of water and UV resistant Dice and Onyx seats, a NAS style cage, and now rolls atop a complete set of brand new BF Goodrich Mud tires. Outfitted for the adventurous types and outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy a bit of the unknown in their weekend plans."



LAND ROVER 109 beach runner

"Glimpses of summer are peaking through the day in at least some parts of the country. We’re not there yet, but these small tastes are more than enough to fuel daydreams about riding out onto the beach and wasting away long days doing a whole lot of nothing. This vehicle from Cool & Vintage, the Land Rover 109 Beach Runner, is built to do just that.

This truck was originally sourced from the Portuguese TV Broadcast company where it had been in use since it was bought in the early 1980s. With only 19,000 miles on it, all of the parts were original and it had been untampered with – including the engine and gearbox – so the auto shop jumped at the opportunity to grab it up. Once they did, they proceeded to completely strip the vehicle down and rebuild it piece by piece, restoring parts that had failed and cleaning those that were still in working condition. In addition to putting it all back together, the Portuguese Land Rover specialists gave it a light matte yellow paint, water and UV resistant seats, as well as a tough trim that was built to take salty water and sandy feet."




"Forget the contemporary pickup truck or tricked out SUV complete with lightbars and tow winches, it’s time to get back in touch with the roots of surfing. The basics that is. Where soul searching trumped tour status, and minimalist surf trucks were all you had to get where you needed to go.

Finished in a crisp Marine Blue Glasurit Paint, this 2009 Land Rover D90 got the Cool & Vintage treatment it deserved. Inside are Connolly leather Cognac Trim seats and with Beige Raffia Carpets to match. They also hooked the D90 up with 5 brand new Goodyear Wrangler tires on heavy duty wheels, 2 piece Series type doors, a Heritage grill and headlight surrounds. Naturally, it’s built for 4×4 exploration and with a 6-speed gearbox and 2400cc engine, there’s little in the way of impenetrable obstacles for this thing."



land rover d90 heritage

"Land Rovers and adventuring go hand-in-hand. Especially once the guys over at Cool & Vintage get their hands on one. They’ve been in the game now for some time, restoring old and funky automobiles for our enjoyment, and if you’re a frequent visitor to the site, then we’re sure this outfitter rings a bell. Well, they’re at it again, releasing a new creation to be coveted by those harnessing the spirit of adventure within them. It’s a 2003 Land Rover Defender 90, and quite frankly we’re in love."



1971 Land Rover Series 2A

"Based upon the looks of this Land Rover Series 2A, there’s little we need to say to convince you of its charm. Actually, such is the case with many of the restored vehicles the good folks over at Cool & Vintage work on day in and day out. And if you’re like us, blessed with a thirst for adventure, this 2A is certainly one for the fantasy books.

The model year in question here is 1971, finished in bright orange and boasting an engine displacement of 2285cc, a four-speed manual gearbox, and 4×4 capabilities. Cool & Vintage also hooked this restored Series 2A with a set of Wolf Wheels and some Mud BF Goodrich tires. Clearly, this 4×4 is best suited in an off-road environment."



1982 Land Rover Series 3 with camping trailer

"Land Rover is known for its beefy 4x4s, and even 30 years ago, they were making great vehicles for the adventure-types. Behold this 1982 Land Rover Series 3 (which comes with a camping trailer), a beautifully restored adventurer’s dream.

It uses a 5-speed, 2500cc TDI engine to traverse the landscape with ease, with the help of four-wheel drive, of course. It’s the original lifestyle vehicle, serving a number of different uses that can be tailored to the owner’s desire."



1972 Land Rover Series 3 Defender

"Mission accomplished. For years, we’ve spent countless hours perusing the web for the ultimate 4×4 vehicle and today I believe we can finally say we found such a vehicle. Feast your eyes upon this 1972 Land Rover Series 3 Defender, a four-speed, 4×4-dream of an off-road machine.

Rumor has it there are close to 1.5 million versions of this beloved vehicle out there, somewhere, in various states of decay. This version, however, has been completely restored over the course of the past few years and comes with a complete restoration dossier with photos and invoices to prove it."