Overfinch builds once-off soft-top Defender with V8 power

Overfinch, builder of bespoke Land Rover models, has released details of a one-of-one Soft Top Defender, specially commissioned by a client to add to their prized collection.

The iconic 4×4 vehicle, finished in Overfinch Emerald Green, showcases the company’s ability to once again, take the Land Rover into a league of its own.

The Overfinch 6.2L Soft Top Defender is a transformation from a Defender 90 which has been stripped down from a 4-seat configuration and rebuilt to a 2-seater. The deep Emerald Green exterior is colour-coordinated with a removable soft top cover that clips onto the specially constructed roll-over protection cage. Completing the statement exterior, Overfinch has converted the rear load space using marine-grade teak and built a lockable storage box finished with the addition of an Overfinch ‘Special-Commission’ plaque.

Beneath the bonnet is a 6.2-litre V8, though Overfinch doesn’t supply power figures. The brakes have been to uprated 6 piston front and 4 piston rear. All of the power is controlled by the automatic transmission system and complemented by the Overfinch stainless-steel sport exhaust system.

This rare Overfinch commission is a statement vehicle. Recaro sports seats trimmed in Emerald and Tan leather have been fitted which feature contrast stitching, with a dashboard and steering wheel fully upholstered to match; a complete makeover from its original utilitarian styling. Overfinch go the extra mile with fine knurling on tactile chrome components, such as door handles, gear selector, handbrake, pedals and instrument dials.

The handcrafted lettering adorns the bonnet and other branded intricacies featured on the door handles, fuel cap, wheel caps, side sills and headrests elevate this Defender an entire new level. The 18-inch Apollo alloy wheels, designed by Overfinch, are colour coded in bespoke Emerald Green to finish off the look.