Legend Motor Co. Signature Series 001 | A Luxurious Reinvention of The Iconic Land Rover Defender

Founded by Nick Panos, Sawyer Carpenter, and James Frauenberg in Salt Lake City, Utah, Legend Motor Co. specializes in handcrafting off-road vehicles that redefine luxury and performance. The Signature Series 001, their inaugural project, takes the classic Land Rover Defender and elevates it to new heights with modern American components, making it a limited and sought-after restomod, and a remarkable blend of British heritage and American ingenuity

The Legend Motor Co. Signature Series 001 boasts an unmistakable presence, fusing the standard design of the classic Land Rover Defender with modern performance tech. It features a Kevlar-reinforced aluminum body-color-matched to the exterior finish, sitting atop a modern Jeep JK chassis. This fusion of classic design and advanced materials aims to create a unique off-road vehicle that marries heritage with modern drivability. Other unique features include a swing-out tire carrier with a full 37″ spare tire and a galvanized front bumper and trim.

Inside the cabin, the Signature Series 001 boats have hand-sewn full-aniline open-grain leather seats, captain chairs in front, a second-row bench, and jump seats in the rear cargo section. The interior exudes comfort, complemented by modern amenities like Resto-mod Air’s heating and air conditioning system, custom Legend Motor Co. gauges, a billet steering column with tilt, and a Soundboks Bluetooth removable stereo system, ‘German square’ leather-bound removable floor mats add a touch of sophistication to the rugged interior.

Under the hood, the Signature Series 001 is powered by a robust GM LT1 6.2L E-Rod engine, compliant with 50-state emissions regulations. With 455 bhp and 465 lb-ft of torque, this powerhouse ensures an exhilarating off-road experience. For even more power, an optional upgrade to the LT4 engine is available, boasting an impressive 650 bhp and 650 lb-ft of torque. The drivetrain is completed with a GM 8-speed automatic, heavy-duty transmission, and an ATLAS II transfer case, offering high and low range for versatile off-road use. Additional features include a four-row all-aluminum radiator with dual brushless electric fans, a full stainless mandrel-bent TIG welded exhaust system, and Ultimate Dana 60 HD front and rear axles.

Legend Motor Co. is now accepting orders for the Signature Series 001, offering enthusiasts the chance to own a truly one-of-a-kind vehicle. Prospective owners will undergo a one-on-one consultation with Legend Motor Co. to select from a range of available options and colorways, ensuring a personalized touch to each hand-built vehicle. The Signature Series 001 is priced starting at $250,000. For more information, please visit the Legend Motors website.


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