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After 65 years of what could be referred to as minor evolution from Series to Defender, Land Rover have taken the decision to drop the model from its range. This much loved, iconic, success story from the remnants of a once great British motor industry will be sadly missed… but wait!

We have noticed what can only be described as a landslide of orders from customers for galvanised chassis to rebuild their beloved Landy to make her invincible once more. They are not prepared to simply move to another model. If they can’t get a new Defender then they will rebuild their old one.

It is estimated that three quarters of all Series and Defender Land Rovers ever made are still running. That is a lot of Land Rovers. Unsurprisingly, we have seen a number of our garage customers gear up to do the rebuilds in an efficient manner. So if it’s too big a job for you to tackle yourself, then contact us and we’ll be happy to pass on details of the nearest specialist to you.

The benefits of using a galvanised chassis as a base are their great rustproofing qualities, the Landy’s Achilles heel. The rebuild can then go as deep as you would like. You could replace all the suspension bushes with polyurethane, you could lift the suspension or any other enhancement that you fancy.

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Our friendly staff are here to advise and help you choose. Alternatively just replace all the worn standard parts with new. Which ever way you go the bottom line is the same. You end up with the vehicle of your choice fit and ready to serve you well for another lifetime.


Our featured Land Rover Defender rebuild Andy the Landy is set to star in next month’s Land Rover Owner Magazine after the makeover has been completed after plenty of blood, sweat and probably even a few tears along the way!

Andy the Landy - Defender to feature in Land Rover Owner Magazine

Andy the Landy – Defender to feature in Land Rover Owner Magazine

We first started cataloguing the progression of Andy, a black (on the outside) and green (in some of the harder-to-reach places on the inside!) truck-cab Defender with a TD5 engine that looked pretty handsome on the outside but … you may have guessed, with a few gremlins on the inside.

Andy the Landy - Defender to feature in Land Rover Owner Magazine

Andy the Landy – Defender to feature in Land Rover Owner Magazine

Our intrepid Landy Lover James set about completely rebuilding the 90′ with the remit of “No more rust” which meant one hell of an overhaul. A brand spanking new built to order galvanised chassis from our supplier and dozens of parts later, Andy started to take shape into the fine specimen of a vehicle pictured here.

Andy the Landy - Defender to feature in Land Rover Owner Magazine

Andy the Landy – Defender to feature in Land Rover Owner Magazine

As you can imagine with a rebuild deadlines came and went September 2013 was the original target but we’re sure you agree all the hard work has been well worth it.

Brookwells man Dan (who probably spent more time in contact with James during the rebuild than James’ other half!) was on the scene of the official shoot to capture some sneaky peak pictures for us to use.

Andy the Landy - Defender to feature in Land Rover Owner Magazine

Andy the Landy – Defender to feature in Land Rover Owner Magazine

The all-singing-all-dancing snaps will be in next month’s edition of Land Rover Owner Magazine, out October 8

We’ve seen them and Andy looks majestic out on the open road so make sure you head out to your local shop – or wait patiently by the letter box – to find out more about James’ experience and see if you can work up the courage to create your very own dream Landy.

If you want to see some of the early stages of Andy’s rebuild simply type in “Defender rebuild” into the search bar on the top right of your browser and select the article you want from the bar on the right hand side.


Days after the last product news from Exmoor Trim, we’ve just received more – and very exciting news at that! Brand new Premium Modular Front Seats to fit Land Rover Defenders based on the styling of the commemorative LXV model.

Most Defenders live a hard life, chugging away on farmland, rally courses, plantations, icy peaks and everything in between, but a lucky few live the life of Riley. And for those, these premium modular seats are the perfect addition from the world’s leading Land Rover trim manufacturer – Exmoor Trim. These seats come at a price that their luxury and style befits, starting at £855 +VAT each.

The seats shown below are EXT301PREM-LXV on the left and on the right, EXT301PREM-XSLRBK

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Exmoor Trim say, “Our premium range of Modular seating gives unrivalled levels of comfort and support with the iconic look of the Modern LXV Defender. These are available in the range listed here with the bespoke tailored Leather finish of the Exmoor Trim Signature range. All seats are available with the option of Exmoor or OEM heaters and pneumatic lumbers for added comfort. They come with a large rear pocket and, as standard, removable base for access below the seat.”

These seats are handmade to order and therefore there would be a delay on any any order placed to delivery as these high class products are made by Exmoor’s fine craftsmen and women.

The seats shown below are; EXT301PREM-G4 (left) and  EXT301PREM-XSLRB on the right.

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And these seats are as safe as they are classy and comfy. Along with many of the other high-quality features you’d expect from an ET product they are Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) Mark 1 impact tested and approved from the Millbrook Testing Ground. And there’s an Approved worldwide certification with every seat.

Also available in Exmoor Trim’s Premium Range – the Premium Cubby box EXT015PREM as shown below in the “XSLRBK” trim. You can personalise yours with the trim of your choice to match your seating. We’ve only just received news about the availability of these seats and cubby boxes so are waiting for more images and info – keep you eyes peeled either by checking back here or searching for Brookwells across all forms of social media. And of course there is also their new Fixed Seat Riser (EXT010-5RH and EXT010-5LH) for added comfort and legroom which you can find out about here.

Premium Modular front seat for Defenders with Premium Cubby Box

Premium Modular front seats for Defenders with accompanying Premium Cubby Box from Exmoor Trim.

Please be advised that all items shown in the above image are SOLD SEPARATELY. 

As with every single order that leaves our depot, the greatest care is made to ensure that whatever you purchase gets to you in pristine condition as it should – and you can rest assured the same will happen with these market leading seats. For anything else you require, or any questions you have about this or any other Landy product, feel free to contact us for more details on 01626 833848 or info@brookwell.co.uk.


The premium range of Modular seating from Exmoor Trim gives unrivalled levels of comfort and support with the iconic look of the Modern LXV Defender. These are available in the range listed below plus bespoke tailored Leather finish of the Exmoor Trim Signature range. All seats are available with the option of Exmoor or OEM heaters and pneumatic lumbers for added comfort they come with a large rear pocket and, as standard, removable base for access below the seat.

Approved by Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) Mark 1 impact tested (Millbrook Testing Ground) Approved worldwide certification with every seat.

Also available in the Premium range the Premium Cubby box (EXT015PREM-) in the trim to match your seating, and also our Fixed Seat Riser (EXT010-5RH and EXT010-5LH) for added comfort and legroom.


The premium range of Modular seating from Exmoor Trim gives unrivalled levels of comfort and support with the iconic look of the Modern LXV Defender. These are available in the range listed below plus bespoke tailored Leather finish of the Exmoor Trim Signature range. All seats are available with the option of Exmoor or OEM heaters and pneumatic lumbers for added comfort they come with a large rear pocket and, as standard, removable base for access below the seat.

Approved by Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) Mark 1 impact tested (Millbrook Testing Ground) Approved worldwide certification with every seat.

Also available in the Premium range the Premium Cubby box (EXT015PREM-) in the trim to match your seating, and also our Fixed Seat Riser (EXT010-5RH and EXT010-5LH) for added comfort and legroom.


The premium range of Modular seating from Exmoor Trim gives unrivalled levels of comfort and support with the iconic look of the Modern LXV Defender. These are available in the range listed below plus bespoke tailored Leather finish of the Exmoor Trim Signature range. All seats are available with the option of Exmoor or OEM heaters and pneumatic lumbers for added comfort they come with a large rear pocket and, as standard, removable base for access below the seat.

Approved by Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) Mark 1 impact tested (Millbrook Testing Ground) Approved worldwide certification with every seat.

Also available in the Premium range the Premium Cubby box (EXT015PREM-) in the trim to match your seating, and also our Fixed Seat Riser (EXT010-5RH and EXT010-5LH) for added comfort and legroom.


The premium range of Modular seating from Exmoor Trim gives unrivalled levels of comfort and support with the iconic look of the Modern LXV Defender. These are available in the range listed below plus bespoke tailored Leather finish of the Exmoor Trim Signature range. All seats are available with the option of Exmoor or OEM heaters and pneumatic lumbers for added comfort they come with a large rear pocket and, as standard, removable base for access below the seat.

Approved by Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) Mark 1 impact tested (Millbrook Testing Ground) Approved worldwide certification with every seat.

Also available in the Premium range the Premium Cubby box (EXT015PREM-) in the trim to match your seating, and also our Fixed Seat Riser (EXT010-5RH and EXT010-5LH) for added comfort and legroom.


The premium range of Modular seating from Exmoor Trim gives unrivalled levels of comfort and support with the iconic look of the Modern LXV Defender. These are available in the range listed below plus bespoke tailored Leather finish of the Exmoor Trim Signature range. All seats are available with the option of Exmoor or OEM heaters and pneumatic lumbers for added comfort they come with a large rear pocket and, as standard, removable base for access below the seat.

Approved by Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) Mark 1 impact tested (Millbrook Testing Ground) Approved worldwide certification with every seat.

Also available in the Premium range the Premium Cubby box (EXT015PREM-) in the trim to match your seating, and also our Fixed Seat Riser (EXT010-5RH and EXT010-5LH) for added comfort and legroom.


The premium range of Modular seating from Exmoor Trim gives unrivalled levels of comfort and support with the iconic look of the Modern LXV Defender. These are available in the range listed below plus bespoke tailored Leather finish of the Exmoor Trim Signature range. All seats are available with the option of Exmoor or OEM heaters and pneumatic lumbers for added comfort they come with a large rear pocket and, as standard, removable base for access below the seat.

Approved by Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) Mark 1 impact tested (Millbrook Testing Ground) Approved worldwide certification with every seat.

Also available in the Premium range the Premium Cubby box (EXT015PREM-) in the trim to match your seating, and also our Fixed Seat Riser (EXT010-5RH and EXT010-5LH) for added comfort and legroom.


The premium range of Modular seating from Exmoor Trim gives unrivalled levels of comfort and support with the iconic look of the Modern LXV Defender. These are available in the range listed below plus bespoke tailored Leather finish of the Exmoor Trim Signature range. All seats are available with the option of Exmoor or OEM heaters and pneumatic lumbers for added comfort they come with a large rear pocket and, as standard, removable base for access below the seat.

Approved by Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) Mark 1 impact tested (Millbrook Testing Ground) Approved worldwide certification with every seat.

Also available in the Premium range the Premium Cubby box (EXT015PREM-) in the trim to match your seating, and also our Fixed Seat Riser (EXT010-5RH and EXT010-5LH) for added comfort and legroom.