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A true passion for cool and vintage restorations.

Rooted in the mists of the 1970s, Legacy Overland is the culmination of decades of dreaming, obsessing, perfecting and passionate pursuit of living life better. From riding at the back of Land Cruisers as young wishing to capture the feeling of past, but with the refined expectations of maturity, Legacy Overland is founded on the will to create beautiful things. We love to take a cool vintage machine and turn it into a new classic, breathing life back to it – a true new vintage classic. Our obsession with build quality and meticulous craftsmanship blends with our fondness of aesthetics in every car we restore, be it a Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40, Land Rover Series 2, Land Rover Defender, or Range Rover Classic.

Our team loves a challenge and we approach each build with a fanatical zeal and truly unique build. We are a lifestyle-enabling company that brings cool and vintage in a grown up package that is as at home in the East Hamptons, Hollywood, South Beach, or Nantucket as the rugged off road.

Our team comprises of craftsmen and tradesmen that deal in the finest materials and highest standards; we do Italian leather, not vinyl. From our leather craftsmen and upholsterers, to our experienced master mechanics and body shoppers, we all focus on bringing our clients a true classic ready for the 21st century.

 
 
 

Live life to its fullest. This is what Legacy Overland New Vintage Motoring is all about.

What we work on.


Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

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One of the longest-running and most cherished overland cars ever, the FJ40 series has stood the test of time thanks to its build quality and reliability.Built between 1960 and 1984 (2001, if we include Brazil), the most common versions of the Jeep-style vehicle are the 2 and 4-door SUVs, although it’s not unusual to stumble upon an FJ45 pickup.

Throughout its comprehensive life cycle, the FJ40 received many alterations and additions, the most relevant of which concerned air conditioning and power steering, which were introduced in the late 70s. Referred to as FJ, when powered by gasoline, and BJ, when powered by diesel, the J40 began with a standard 3.9 l engine, which evolved to 4.4 l in the mid-70s.

Available in either soft top or hardtop, the early models of the SUV offer a 3-speed manual transmission, eventually evolving into 4, in the units produced from 1974 onward .Popular for being almost unbreakable and able to master the most challenging terrains, the J40 still holds the same adventurous and nostalgic vibe of its golden days, more than fifty years later.

Rarely failing its owner, the classic SUV is a fitting option for both on and off the road, easily adapting to bold and refined spirits who feel like taking on the jungle – be it wild or urban.


Land Rover Defender

Also known as Land Rover One Ten, how the first models were referred to, the Defender is the youngest of his siblings. Having debuted in 1983 to replace the Land Rover Series, the production of the last Defender, in the English town of Solihull, in 2016, closed a cycle for the overland brand that began almost seventy years earlier – the first Land Rover Series was released in 1948.

By 1984, a second Defender model was unveiled: the Land Rover Ninety. Containing a reference to the size of the wheelbases, in inches, the Defender 90, along with the Defender 110, form a classic squad that is still sought-after until this day.

The four-wheeler’s 2.5 liter engine offered an initial 68 bhp, although the later introduction of the V8 in the gasoline-powered models gave it a boost. That meant a lot of adventure off-road. And also off the US.

After all, this full-blooded English creation was a rare sight in American soil, all the more so since 1997, when it stopped being sold there.

Such scarcity, along with its golden age between the 80s and the early 90s, makes the Land Rover Defender one of the most iconic 4x4 of all time.


Range Rover Classic

Born to meet the needs of a premium segment – as opposed to its Land Rover counterpart, primarily a utilitarian SUV – the heritage of this 3 and 5-door SUV goes back to the 70s and is still successfully running today, already in its fourth generation.

The first series, later referred to as the “classic Range Rover” to distinguish it from its successors, was produced between 1970 and 1996. It was highlighted as a “four-in-one” car: a luxury, performance, cross country and estate car, which testifies its adaptability to different grounds and settings.

Starting with a 3.5-liter, V8 engine, the diesel version wouldn’t arrive until 1986. Boasting a maximum power of 130 bhp, the 4-speed manual gearbox was the standard.

Already offering power steering and air conditioning, the Land Rover was praised for its construction, having even been exhibited at The Louvre, in the early 70s, as an "exemplary work of industrial design".

Successfully standing the test of time, the SUV is now ready to be taken from its 70s roots into an everlasting legacy.


Land Rover Series II

Produced between 1958 and 1961, the Land Rover Series II resumes the story of a vehicle that was thought out to be used in farming and light industrial operations. This pragmatic approach was the most fitting industry response to a post-war period, in which luxury automobiles weren’t in demand and building materials were scarce.

The first vehicle to use the 2.25-liter gasoline engine, the Series II is also available with a diesel engine, in either a 2 or 4-door soft-top or hardtop format, and a 2-door pickup. The most popular models, the 88 and 109 (in reference to the wheelbases), featured a 4-speed manual transmission that could boast a 50 bhp.

Some of the Series II distinctive design features include the centered dashboard, which imbues it with a vintage glow and differentiates it from the Series III. The headlights, which are shielded between the wings, and the spare tire on top of the hood are also characteristic traits.

The Series IIA, fabricated between 1961 and 1971, is also worth mentioning, since it’s considered the toughest Series model ever built. 

Having played an important part in the story of SUVs, the Series II can continue to do so, once it goes from our crafty hands to those of a savvy and bold driver.