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Overfinch Land Rover Defender pedals
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While there are many outfitters around, the first and last name in the Land Rover customization business is Overfinch. The aftermarket outfitter has been in the business of modifying Land Rovers for 40 years now. To mark the occasion, it has launched a new special edition Defender.

Setting the 40th anniversary special apart are features like contrasting hood and grille, SVX-spec front bumper with integrated LED lighting, and black satin-finish diamond-plated side sills and rear quarter panels. It also includes door handles and fuel cap machined from aluminum, a swing arm spare wheel bracket, rear step, electric tow bar, and 18-inch gloss-black, diamond-turned alloys. Inside it's all done up in two-tone leather with Recaro buckets, fold-away rear seats, machined pedals, and a full electronics system with Alpine sat-nav, digital radio, and reversing camera.

The result is easily one of the most beautiful and compelling Landies we've seen to date. Shame Overfinch will only make five examples of this limited edition, and each will be priced at over £70,000. That's over $100k at current exchange rates, or roughly three times the list price for a stock LR Defender. Or to put it in other terms, it's about the price of entry for a flagship Range Rover. That may seem like quite an asking price for a luxed-up Defender, but considering that Overfinch has been crafting custom Land Rovers for customers since 1975, we're sure it has every confidence that it will sell all five, no matter the price.

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Overfinch marks 40th anniversary with five exclusive Defenders

[London, UK: November 2015] Overfinch has marked its 40th anniversary by unveiling a special edition landmark Defender model.

Just five specially commissioned Overfinch Defenders will be created by the original Land Rover enhancement company.

The vehicle is a double celebration, marking Overfinch's significant milestone and acknowledgment of Land Rover ending production of the iconic Defender.

Each vehicle will have an individually numbered plaque and include a range of new features that seamlessly fuse contemporary and traditional design together.

The signature Overfinch bonnet and front grille contrasts with the rest of the bodywork.

The front bumper from the SVX model features integrated LED daytime running lights and spot lamps while chequered plating to side sills and rear quarter panels finished in black satin are additional characteristics the special car enjoys.

The fuel cap has been specially machined in aluminium with discreet Overfinch branding and so too the exterior door handles, giving the vehicle a distinct identity.

Other exterior features include a swing away rear arm, a rear step with an electric tow bar, upgraded rear LED lighting and painted mirror backs.

18" Apollo alloy wheels in a gloss black finish with a diamond turned face deliver a robust and sporting aesthetic.

The external design is completed by Overfinch's trademark bonnet and tailgate lettering that has been set in polished black chrome with sandblasted inner.

Inside sees a complete Overfinch leather trim package adorning Recaro front seats that have a bespoke 40th crest stitched into the headrest to mark the anniversary.

Rear occasional use folding seats, cubby box lid, passenger grab handle, headliner and the dashboard top also enjoy premium Bridge of Weir ebony leather with Cirrus leather inserts.
Overfinch's Control Pack sees use of the highest quality leather extended to the gearshift, range selector, handbrake and steering wheel.

Like the fuel cap and door handles, the pedals are also machined out of aluminium.

Additional contemporary touches are provided by sport-style instrument dials, a Bluetooth connected Alpine Double Din satellite navigation, DAB radio and a reversing camera.

Overfinch Chairman, Kevin Sloane, said: "This special edition vehicle offers owners the chance to own a piece of exclusive Overfinch and Defender history.

"The Defender is arguably the world's most famous car and Overfinch is the global leader in Land Rover enhancements, so it is fitting that the original Land Rover marks our 40th anniversary.

"The five vehicles have been skilfully designed to represent the history of our 40 years and the Defender's heritage, while offering a contemporary feel with modern features tastefully and subtly integrated into the existing core of the car."

The vehicles are priced at just over £70,000.

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