Founded in England in 1894, Barbour's history dates back nearly twice as far as that of the Defender. The company's North American division commissioned this Defender as a promotional vehicle. You can even enter into a sweepstakes to win the Land Rover for yourself. Aside from the Coniston Green paint and Barbour logo on the roof, the Defender has a number of new and updated parts.
Somewhat surprisingly, the Defender uses a rebuilt version of a Rover V8, not an LS or a Coyote swap like some might expect. Power is sent to all four wheels through a five-speed manual transmission. The interior features saddle leather with Barbour-patterned tartan inserts. Like the seats, the door pockets and some of the other trim pieces are done in tartan. The Defender has a Kenwood stereo, a Momo steering wheel and LED lighting inside and out.
Pricing isn't explicit, but the sweepstakes page says the whole package is worth $129,000. That's quite a bit more than other East Coast Defender projects, but those don't have the Barbour name across the side.