Heritage Customs, a tuning company founded by coachbuilder Niels van Roij Design, unveiled a highly customized Land Rover Defender. The Heritage Customs Valiance features one-off paints, bespoke wheels, a unique exterior, and a specially crafted interior.
We celebrate both the Defender and the owner through each commission. In a co-design process with the patron, we shape exterior and interior. We process materials, such as aluminium, leathers, denims, teak woods and even copper. We have been commissioned to design an interior symbolising a Caribbean island where our clients met each other. For another client we color matched paints for his Valiance, to the classic Defender in his collection. – Niels van Roij
Just like all Heritage Customs projects, each Valiance starts as a sketch. Upon hearing the future owners’ expectations and wishes, the team selects the most appropriate ideas, materials, colors and sketches to be developed into bespoke carchitecture pieces.
If desired, each Valiance can have striking materials and colour schemes for both interior and exterior. Everything is possible: from laser engraved aluminium door inlays and dashboard trim, personalized treadplates and colour-matched leathers in special patterns, to aluminium boot lid inserts and full leather door cards. – Jan-Pieter Kroezen, founder of Heritage Customs
The Heritage Customs Valiance model can be fitted with bespoke 20 and 22 inch forged wheels. The Heritage Customs badge can be cast by hand and placed on the contrasting exterior body element in the rear windows. Inside the brand’s logo can been embroidered into the headrests. The prices for Valiance start from €90,000, excluding taxes, depending on the preferred base vehicle and individual customer requirements. The design and construction process of the bespoke vehicle begins at 1,5 months, determined by tailor-made options and specifications.