Land Rover

Land Rover Classic Defender Works V8 Islay Edition price, specification and special features revealed

£230,000 special edition draws inspiration from creator's own car and Hebridean island where it was developed

Land Rover Classic has revealed a new special edition Defender inspired by the original 4x4’s origins on the Scottish island of Islay. 

The Works Defender V8 Islay Edition is the first heritage-inspired model from Land Rover’s in-house team dedicated to reviving and updating original Defenders. It celebrates Land Rover co-founder Spencer Wilks and the Hebridean island where the Land Rover name was born and early prototypes were tested. 

The limited-run car also draws inspiration from Wilks’s own Series IIa Land Rover, which is now part of the Land Rover Classic collection, and builds on the success of the Classic Defender Works V8. 

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