World-famous Land Rover restoration and modification specialist Himalaya 4×4 unveils the handmade truck that celebrates the legendary Hue 166. The new $300,000 Himalaya 4×4 Hue 166 is an immaculately restored Defender equipped with a number of luxurious upgrades.
The fully restored custom truck is modeled after the first-ever production Land Rover ever made and features the exact same paint scheme as the original truck. The Hue 166 was the first Rover to leave the Solihull manufacturing line back in 1948, and the “Grasmere Green” rig was Land Rover’s very first production color.
Vintage Defenders are some of the most beautiful pieces of transportation ever made, but seventy-year-old trucks are difficult to drive these days. Himalaya 4×4 gives vintage Defenders new life. The Hue 166 is our answer to enthusiasts looking for modern drivability and comfort in a classically cool vintage truck. Four years in the making, our new Hue 166 is a truck without sacrifices. This really is our company’s blueprint moving forward. The level of attention to detail and quality is always sky high for everything that we do, and this Hue 166 build really pushed us to perfect what a hand-built custom Defender has to be for our clients. – Greg Shondel, Himalaya 4×4 President
The new custom Defender is powered by a new LT4 Corvette engine which is paired with an eight-speed transmission. It incorporates a four-link coilover suspension, Dynatrac axles alongside a powerful Brembo disc brake set-up. The result is that Himalaya 4×4 has produced the smoothest driving rendition of a classic Defender to date. The newest Himalaya 4×4 can tackle nearly any terrain.
Modern additions include custom fender flares, rock sliders, and power-folding boards for easy vehicle entry/exit. Incorporating dual air conditioning systems, a state-of-the-art audio system, and several other interior amenities, including a hand-stitched interior, the Hue 166 is its most stulish undertaking yet.
Priced at $300,000, Himalaya 4×4 will be commissioning similar builds based on the company’s new modernized Defender platform.