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Midlife Crisis: Defender Wide Tracks For Your Dad

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published on 14th July 2015 by Steve Whitaker
Being a dad is very rewarding even though it may come with a number of sacrifices.

Your free time is virtually non-existent and as your children (and you) get older, your hairline may begin to recede and inevitably, your waistline expands.

Whilst Kahn News cannot send readers back in time, we can recommend a number of cars that will peel away the years, figuratively speaking. 

Dad’s New Best Friend 

The SVX edition is one of the Chelsea Truck Company’s best offerings.

The exterior of this semi-open-top Land Rover Defender SVX is finished in Santorini Black, complemented by means of 20” Volcanic Black Mondial wheels with 275 x 55 x 20” off-road tyres.

The styling package includes front and rear wide wings with vents and bolt apertures, extended wheel arches, cross-hair military headlights, bumper sump guard, mesh side and top bonnet vents, mud flaps, paint roll bars and side steps in matt black, Kahn fog lamps, a set of twin crosshair exhaust system with unique tailpipes and an X-Lander front grille.

As for the interior, the Defender SVX comes with front racing seats in black quilted nappa leather with Harris Tweed Inserts and silver contrast stitching, black door panels and dashboard with Harris Tweed inserts, centre glove box in black quilted nappa with Harris Tweed inserts and silver contrast stitching and vented machined aluminium foot pedals.

As always, one can fully customise the interior with any colour or material.  

Dad’s Army  

Tailored for the man who wants something different to the run of the mill Defender, the well-honed Chelsea Truck Company Defender 2.2 TDCI XS 110 Wide Track Edition will give you a breather from the vagaries of everyday life.  

This seven-seater Fungus Green Defender has been adorned with a number of luxurious amenities that set it apart from the average vehicle.

The front fascia has been entirely changed and now includes a new X-Lander front grille in Fungus Green and Old England White.

The team have added also a new bumper with integrated lighting, cross-hair military headlights, sump guard, mesh hood vents, wide wing arches and a floating roof in Old England White.

A commanding set of 1948 Defend wheels in satin black, which come in 8.0 x 16" are fitted with 265x75x16 tyres.

While the dark-tinted privacy glass leaves the onlookers guessing what is on the inside, the occupants enjoy a luxury atmosphere. The front and rear seats have been replaced with GTB sport units with quilted and perforated tan nappa leather.

In addition, the centre glove box, passenger dashboard, grab handles, door panel inserts, instrument binnacle, rear door panel, roof headlining and sun visors are also upholstered, making for one of the coolest dads’ car around. 

Keswick What? 

The Land Rover Defender 2.4 TDCI 90 Pick Up – Chelsea Wide Track is the stuff of dreams.

This vehicle is sure to make you reminisce about the good old days, where as a young man, you ruled the road.

The walk down memory lane begins as soon as you clasp eyes on front and rear wide wheel arches with exposed bolt apertures, an X-Lander front grille, stainless steel hood and fender vent mesh, full front bumper replacement with integrated lights and shadow chrome headlights.

The truck also sports Chelsea Truck Company wheel covers and optional side steps.

The Defender rides on a new set of 1939 Defend Retro Dish wheels shod with 275/55/20 tyres, with other exterior tweaks including the toughened mud flaps and a twin cross-hair exhaust system.

Inside, the cabin gets a luxurious ambiance thanks to Sports GTB seats in quilted and perforated leather, leather wrapped instrument binnacle and door cards, as well as trim detailing in soft Alcantara.

The package is completed by a Kahn billet steering wheel, vented foot pedals in machined aluminium, a Churchill Time Clock and hard-wearing front and rear floor mats. 

110 Not Out! 

There are a number of things about the Santorini Black Land Rover Defender 2.2 TDCI XS 110 (7 Seater) Chelsea Wide Track that will entice dad to take the helm.

Every component of the Defender has been designed and engineered with intent. It represents a blend of refinement and unmatched all-terrain capability, which makes it even more distinctive and unique, and ready to tackle challenging and inhospitable terrain.

The exterior of the XS 110 has been enhanced via a new front grille with embossed Kahn branding and mesh, front bumper including bumper lighting, xenon crosshair headlights, bonnet vents with mesh, brake calipers finished in liquid red, front bumper sump guard, hardwearing mud flaps, exhaust shields, Kahn prototype taligate logo and wing badges.

Moreover, now this Defender runs on 1948 Defend wheels with a Satin Black finish with 8” x 16” fitment with 235/85/16” tyres.

Inside one can see the famous Kahn bespoke touch. In this particular vehicle the front, middle and rear seats are upholstered in quilted and perforated leather.

A centre glove box in quilted and perforated leather with Harris Tweed, roof grab handles and rear passenger knee protectors in Harris Tweed, rev counter and Churchill time clock fascia in red, hard wearing front and rear cabin floor mats and vented foot pedals in machined aluminium completes the interior transformation.
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