Our aim at TATC is to build these trucks better than when they first left the factory, and for our trucks to stay dynamic, strong and capable for the next 25 years of use.

We start each of our custom builds with a select search for the very best European and South African left and right hand side trucks. Our teams in France, Spain and South Africa strip and remove every single body panel and nut and bolt throughout the entire truck until we have a bare chassis.

Restoration & importing

The work carried out by TATC takes place at our workshop in the heart of Devon, England, as well as in our French and South African subsidiaries. We specialize in Land Rover Defender restorations, vehicle searches, inspections, and import compliance validation. We typically inspect between 6 to 8 vehicles for each one we buy for our restoration donor fleet, ensuring the vehicles we purchase are sound structurally and mechanically, but most importantly comply with US import rules. All our Defenders are extensively serviced and are provided with certificates of road-worthiness, the equivalent of a state inspection, prior to import.

Full custom restorations

Most of the work we do are complete frame-off full restorations, Land Rover Defenders that we custom build to order and ship direct to clients in the US. From a practical and financial standpoint, this makes complete sense to do at our workshops in Europe, and South Africa, as parts are more readily available, and much cheaper to source. We also have a team of dedicated engineers, mechanics and body shop specialists who intimately know the DNA of these trucks.

Export and import

As part of our service we also take care of all aspects of the export and import process of our Custom Land Rover Defenders for our clients. From completing the various customs filings, through to customs clearance, port handling, port collection and delivery to our client’s home on arrival. We work directly with specialist shipping lines, ground transport companies and registered export and import brokers. This provides peace of mind and a one-stop-shop for our clients.

UK storage

We have an extensive specialist storage facility in the UK, located in Devon, just 3 hours south west of London, for pre-ordered and restoration project Land Rover Defenders and trucks waiting to be shipped to the USA.

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We have a stock fleet of import compliant left-hand drive and right-hand drive Land Rover Defender 90s, 110s and 130s that are ready for restoration right now. If you would like to talk to us about building your original custom Land Rover Defender then get in touch and we will design and price your dream truck.



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