Land Rover vehicles – perfect means of transportation for hunting trips with bespoke British guns! Well, British gunmakers apparently agree with this statement as they introduce custom Land Rovers tailored for this purpose. We’ve previously seen the Holland & Holland Range Rover and today we’ll take a look at another British gun company and Land Rover vehicle symbiosis – the Rigby Land Rover, a Defender 130 customized with John Rigby & Co features and details. In collaboration with Traditional English Guncases (TEG) and Kingsmen Editions, Rigby turned this retired work horse into a brave field hunter. Rigby call their creation fit for a king.
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Here is an excerpt from a Rigby article describing this vehicle:
Over six months, independent vehicle modifier Kingsmen Editions transformed a classic Defender 130 into every fieldsports enthusiast’s dream 4×4. Finished in Keswick Green, the Rigby Land Rover is kitted out with a bespoke twin drawer system; one for Rigby guns and the other for hospitality where bottles of bubbly and glasses can be stored. The vehicle also boasts a 270° pull-out awning, ideal for setting up an alfresco lunch wherever you are.
The Rigby Land Rover has a mixed canvas and leather interior. The car features a two-person safari spotting seat, an exterior roll cage with a front light bar and twin rear spotlights, and provides access to 25 liters of pressurized water for washing dirty equipment. Additionally, for those who’ll want to have their own unique Rigby Land Rover, Kingsmen Editions offer wide customization options.
You can see the Rigby Land Rover Defender 130 in person at the John Rigby & Co stand at Game Fair 2021 which will take place from July 23-25 at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire.
I wonder if this will become a trend and other gunmakers will jump on the bandwagon of designing custom vehicles, too. Who knows, maybe a Purdey Discovery is around the corner?
Pictures by John Rigby & Co., www.johnrigbyandco.com