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2014 Bowler Land Rover Defender 90 Pick up


  • Full spec Bowler with £6,000+ of upgrades
  • Full Bespoke interior costing £23,000
  • Bowler Stage 1 Performance plus Fast Road pack
  • Just 15,000 miles and six Services completed

The Appeal

History and Paperwork

  • Manufactured in 2014, first registered in Jersey 
  • Sent to Bowler for full upgrade in 2015
  • Bowler build number S45
  • Long list of upgrades including Stage 1 engine tune 
  • Bowler Fast Road handling pack, exhaust system and sound deadening added in 2021
  • Invoice from Bower dated May 2021 for £7,830 for further upgrades
  • Invoice from Bespoke interiors from 2021 for over £23,000
  • Full list of work completed and all upgrades
  • V5c in last private Owner’s name, purchased in May 2021
  • MoT valid to February 2024
  • DVLA MoT history back to 2017 verifies low mileage
  • Service book with stamps at 6,000 and 10,000 miles
  • Further invoices and history for Services at 9,000, 12,000 and 14,401 miles
  • Total of six Services carried out, the last by Bowler in June 2022, just 635 miles ago
  • Bowler Service and condition report from June 2022
  • Leather Owner’s pack with Guide and Manual
  • Two keys with remotes

The Interior

  • Full custom interior by Bespoke costing in excess of £23,000
  • Black leather Land Rover SVX heated seats with silver diamond stitching 
  • Black leather and suede dash with Orchid Grey suede roof lining

The interior of this Defender is about as far from its utilitarian roots as possible; there is very little that hasn’t been changed, improved or upgraded. Customised by Bespoke of Harrogate it is fully trimmed in custom stitched black leather and suede, with deep black carpets. The heated Land Rover SVT seats are trimmed in leather with silver Double Diamond stitching with Bespoke logos on the headrests and there is also matching stitching in silver on the dash and door panels.  

There are black suede sections on the dash, and a contrasting Orchid Grey suede roof lining, all immaculately clean.  The steering wheel is also a Bespoke item, again in leather.  The dash has received similar treatment with Bespoke gauges and LED dash lights. 

There is a Pioneer DAB entertainment system with a 9 inch screen for SatNav, and the reversing camera, with sound through an Audison system with 6 speakers, crossover and subwoofer. Below that on the centre console is a Bowler plaque with the S45 build number. The door fittings are all billet aluminium as are the exterior door handles. All this is itemised on an invoice from Bespoke that totals £23,034! 

It is easy to see that there is virtually no wear and tear, unsurprising with only 15,000 miles covered.  The black carpets are immaculately clean, and protected beneath bespoke branded fitted floor mats.  The gauges all function correctly and there are no warning lights showing.

Overall we think the interior is exceptionally smart and very impressive. 

The Exterior 

  • Fuji White paintwork in unmarked condition with Bowler graphics
  • Bowler 18 inch lightweight multi-spoke wheels with BF Goodrich off road tyres
  • Custom inlaid wood pick up bed with bespoke tonneau cover

The brilliant Fuji White exterior contrasts beautifully with the black bonnet graphics and black exterior trim details.  The paintwork is in exceptional condition with no chips or marks. The glass areas are all equally unmarked with dark privacy glass side and rear windows.

 All the exterior lighting is LED, with extra bright Lazer ST4 spot lamps mounted on the Bowler rally spec front bumper.

The wheels are lightweight Bowler 18 inch alloys with lightly worn Goodrich tyres.  The spare is unused, and mounted on the rear bed.  Lifting the custom made rear tonneau cover reveals an inlaid walnut rear deck as you may expect to find on a yacht!  It appears that nothing has been transported and the woodwork is undamaged and impressive. The large rear roll bar protrudes through the tonneau and looks sturdy enough to support a house! With numerous additional exterior details the Defender is most impressive in every respect.

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The Mechanics 

  • 2.5 litre Turbo Diesel with Bowler Stage 1 tune
  • Fast Road handling pack, Bowler exhaust system and sound deadening added in 2021
  • Fresh corrosion-free underside, recently coated with Lanoguard

Mechanically the Defender is in great shape and drives nicely.  There is plenty of power and a huge amount of torque from the 2.2 litre diesel that has been mapped and tuned by Bowler. It has had plenty of servicing, the last carried out in June last year by Bowler themselves, and a further 653 miles have been covered since. 

Looking under the bonnet reveals what appears to be a factory standard engine bay with the addition of some extra Dynamat sound proofing. There is no debris or dust, and it all appears to be factory fresh. As the Defender has covered so few miles and has had so much recent work we think it’s pretty much ready for anything!

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There has been so much done to this Defender that there is virtually nothing that hasn’t been upgraded or customised.  Whilst still retaining the iconic Land Rover shape, every detail has been improved, resulting in an impressive and capable machine.  With the price of Land Rovers at an all time high, to replicate this to the same level would cost a fortune. 

If you want an impressive Defender built to the highest specification possible, then don’t miss out!   

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2014
  • Make Land Rover
  • Model Defender
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 15,154 Miles
  • Engine size 2198
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Horsham
  • Location Sussex
  • Country United Kingdom

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