Kahn bids farewell to Land Rover Defender with End Edition

Yorkshire-based custom SUV specialist Kahn Design has a long history of producing heavily modified iterations of the Land Rover Defender. Indeed, the company bought a large stockpile of them before the model was discontinued in 2016.

Kahn’s Chelsea Truck Company brand has put together this one-off Defender End Edition as a tribute to the Defender – and presumably to signal that the stockpile has run out.

The End Edition started as a 2.2 TDCi-powered 110 XS Station Wagon with an automatic gearbox, to which CTC has added pretty much the entirety of Kahn’s catalogue.

The most obvious bodywork mods are the wide-arch kit and ‘X-Lander’ grille. There’s a new front bumper with built-in spot lights, rear bumper, side steps, LED lighting all-round – including underneath – twin exhausts and many more detail touches.

The wheels are 20in Mondial Retro items wrapped in Cooper all-terrain tyres.

Inside, the revamp includes GTB front seats, three-spoke steering wheel, Churchill clock and extra sound proofing. The seats are upholstered in leather and tweed and most of the rest of the interior is swathed in Kahn’s preferred quilted and perforated leather.

Satnav, a pounding stereo and front and rear dashcams are added, as well.

The End Edition isn’t exactly cheap at £99,995. And, quite frankly, we’ve seem more impressive custom Defenders for less. But we have to admit that Kahn’s unique wide-arch kit does have a certain appeal. Fortunately, you buy any combination of bits added to the End Edition separately to go on an existing Defender.

It’ll be interesting to see what Kahn comes with for the new Land Rover Defender.

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By Graham King

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