Built by Heritage Designs, the Valiance Convertible is based on the 90’s compact convertible.
After the preview over a year ago, it’s now Heritage Designs’ turn to showcase the Valiance Convertible in all its glory. It’s an “open” variant of the Land Rover Defender, more specifically the 90’s short version, with a removable roof in hand-stitched fabric. Accompanying it is a roll-cage, for strengthening the bodywork structures, and the remaining B-pillar.
The changes don’t end with just cutting the hard-top. Heritage Designs (a company owned by Niels van Roij) is also committed to a wide range of customizations, including new wheels and tires, as well as new coatings and interior trim. It is possible to choose to cover the entire interior in leather and sport seats. Added to this is a surface called Magic Metal, which has a finish that mimics metal. There is even a special Heritage logo. For the more demanding, there are special colors for the exterior, interior and roof. You can choose between three combinations: Cote d’Azur with blue exterior with brown leather interior and 22-inch Space Cowboy wheels; Kokkini Paralia finished in matte red and black, accompanied by 22-inch Supersonic wheels; and finally Solihull Sand, in honor of the original Land Rover green from 1948, with a brown cover and 20-inch wheels.
The Valiance Convertible is built to order, with convertible prices starting at €82,500.