Land Rover Defender Looks Retrotastic With Rock Dust Wheels By Heritage Customs

The 20-inch forged alloy wheels look like oversized steelies but they are made of high quality aluminum

Heritage Customs has a long list of available modifications for the Land Rover Defender but it’s their Rock Dust wheels that caught our attention lately.

The design of the forged alloy rims is inspired by the original Land Rover steelies, although with a diameter of 20 inches they are significantly larger, filling up the wheel arches of the new-gen Defender. The Rock Dust wheels are available in gloss white, gloss black, or gunmetal finish. All of them feature the classic multi-hole design with the Dutch tuner’s emblem in the center caps and “Heritage Customs, Valiance, 20-Inch Forged” lettering.

The Rock Dust wheels have already been fitted on a number of Defenders from the rich Heritage Customs inventory. Those include the 90 and the 110 bodystyle variations, combined with different kinds of exterior accents and interior finishes.

The pictured Defender 110 D250 with the khaki copper paint recently and gunmetal wheels sold for €122,900 (equal to $130,905 at current exchange rates), while the Pangea Green example with white wheels sold for €90,475 ($96,342). The short-wheelbase Defender 90 D200 Sport Commercial is the cheapest option, with two examples currently listed for €82,500 ($87,846) and €87,900 ($94,235) featuring the same Rock Dust wheels. Of course, you can spec the retro shoes in a chopped-up Land Rover Defender Valiance Convertible by the Dutch tuner.

If you already have a Defender, the cost of each wheel is €895 ($953) without the tire, which translates to €3,580 ($3,811) for a set of four. Interestingly, simpler wheel designs have started getting into fashion again, like the 22-inch disc wheels offered as an option in the facelifted Rolls-Royce Phantom. Are you a fan of this trend, or would you prefer a sportier multi-spoke design?

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1985 Land Rover Defender looks better than new in this ‘chameleon’ paint​

Netherlands-based car restorer Heritage Customs has finished restoring a rather world-weary Land Rover Defender 90, which wound up with a V8, a metal body kit and a unique Moon Dust Metallic finish.

We are tempted to call the exterior the main highlight of the entire project because of how well it looks on an elderly SUV. The near-black paint changes color to copper, bronze or brass depending on the viewing angle.

Interestingly enough, the customer apparently decided to leave all the dents and scratches on the 36-year-old car intact – probably to highlight its long years of service. We applaud the decision, because the assorted little defects look charming under the chameleon paintjob and next to the modern aluminum bumper, headlight bezels and running boards. Custom steel wheels looks simple, stylish and fitting.

The interior is awash with leather and Alcantara, while the trunk area is lined with wood. Modern niceties on board include a sports steering wheel, an audio system with a subwoofer, and a long gear shifter.

Powering the restomod from the Netherlands is a V8 of unspecified parameters. Prices remain likewise unknown

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