The original Land Rover Defender, which hasn’t been sold in North America in more than two decades (a new model arrives for 2020), remains a sought-after off-roader. Himalaya, a company that specializes in restoring and repurposing older Land Rovers and similar classic utility vehicles, has added the four-door Defender 110-series to its offerings. Using original body panels and frames, Himalaya installs 525-horsepower 6.3-liter V-8 engines and six-speed automatic transmissions. Also included are modern disc brakes, air conditioning and custom interiors. The $250,000 price tag for the Defender 110 includes a two-year/24,000-mile powertrain warranty. Complete details are available at

A Defender for the faithful