BAAK – Land Rover Defender 90 – (Phase III)

It was in 2015 when I wrote my first article about BAAK Motocyclettes showcasing their very cool Carb model Triumph Twin called the ‘Bobber’ for Bonnefication, where I went on to feature many other builds from the France-based builder.

Founded in 2012 by Rémi Réguin, BAAK now not only builds some of the best-looking custom retro motorcycles but also ‘Automobiles’, including a beautifully presented Mk. I Autin Mini with Webasto Roof and salacious BAAK-made leather interior. [LINK]

Seven years on it’s a BAAK-built canvas topped Land Rover Defender 90 TD4 that’s caught my attention. Completely restored in the BAAK workshop, this Defender, just like the motorcycle built before it, has been fitted with parts from the BAAK catalogue, including a body-painted custom Grill, air vents, light surround and a wide-wheel arches kit.

Inside this 90 are a retro wood-rimmed steering wheel and custom dash crafted from aluminium and upholstered in BAAK trademark tan leather and hard-wearing natural braid.

The classic bench seats also wear the same tan leather, with matching gear stick gaiters with the floor mats getting the natural braid look.

The period-correct push-button doors this Defender left the factory with have been swapped out for a set from the pre-1987 parts bin and feature the retro sliding windows and lever handles.

The truck bed of this Defender has been literally decked-out with a Riva-style wooden floor and side-facing foldable leather seats. In between is a Wolf wheel painted to match the canvas hood and wrapped in Goodyear Wrangler M/TR Tyres 235 85 16 which also adorn each corner of this Defender.

The selling price of this Land Rover Defender named (Phase III) varies between €40.000 and €70.000 according to the level of personalization and the selected base. Want one… get in touch with the chaps at BAAK.

BAAK Lyon – Little bit of heaven