Bespoke Land Rover builder, Startech commemorates the final production run of the Defender with the über-exclusive Sixty8.
As a farewell to the Land Rover Defender and its forebears, German-based Startech has strutted its stuff on a limited run of 68 vehicles – hence the name. Why only 68? Well, as any knowledgeable Land Rover owner will know, that’s the number of years over which the Series and Defender have trundled out of the Solihull factory and onto the world’s tracks and roads.
Painted Corris Grey with a Santorini Black roof, similar to Nene Overland's 67 Sport Defender Icon limited edition, the Startech Sixty8 is most clearly identified by the love it or hate it black-painted Series III-style moulding on its nose, harking back to the vehicles illustrious past.
Based on the 110, it's available in five or seven seat guises, with prices starting at £48,100 (€67,990) for the five seater and £49,500 (€69,900) for the seven seater. However, the engine remains the bog-standard 2.2 TDCi turbodiesel churning out 122bhp. The performance remains reassuringly standard with a 0-62mph time around 15.8 seconds and a top speed of 90 mph.
So, what else do you get for your money? Startech has fitted an Alpine multimedia system, 3D navigation, reversing cameras, a sports steering wheel, tinted panoramic glazing on the rear windows, 18-inch wheels, diamond interior quilting, leather sports seats, flared wheel arches and black running boards with corrugated metal steps. Alongside this, you have a choice of interior colours between Tan Brown and Ebony Black.
Taken your fancy? UK distributors include JE Engineering in Coventry and Sturgess of Leicester. Find your local Startech agent on the Startech dealer search.