Creating the Perfect Defender
The Paragon name was born from the desire to create the perfect Defender. A paragon is regarded as an ideal example of a particular quality - an object viewed as a model of excellence. At Paragon Defenders, we take the classic beloved Land Rover Defenders, strip them to their core, and make them more spectacular than when they were new. Our designers never stop pushing the boundaries to find unique and custom ways to bring out the original concept behind the Land Rover name - exploration and curiosity.
Passion in the details
We inject our passion into every build we take on. Starting with ambition, drive, Adventure, and heavy anticipation to enhance the original design and take it to new heights. After great attention to detail, pulling out all the stops, and pushing mechanical and style limits to the maximum, what you have is a model of excellence— A Paragon.
The Iconic Defender
In 1948, the Land Rover Company rolled out a utility vehicle known as the Land Rover Series for the first time at the Amsterdam Motor Show. It immediately caught the attention of driving and adventure enthusiasts everywhere. The first time a car company was daring enough to mass-produce a four-wheel-drive vehicle that had doors and was fit for civilian life.
For the outdoor extremist at heart, it even had an optional hard roof." Fast forward thirty years, and the fascination is still alive, the vehicles are still in motion, and the following has not wavered for those looking for ruggedness and reliability.
On the heels of the first success, Land Rover released the Defender in 1983, most commonly known as "Defender, D90, D110, or D130," labeled according to the wheelbase. For a brief period, there was also a D127. The widely popular Defender line ran for thirty-three years until 2016, with more than two million cars in existence. Over three decades, the Defender was made with such perfection, reliability, and reputation for classic lines that minimal changes were made.
Today, Defenders are becoming increasingly difficult to find, but the demand is at an all-time high.
The United States was largely excluded from the Defender market, with only a few years of production in the 90s. Our mission at Paragon is to give new life to these amazing warrior cars. Now twenty-five years old, it is time for them to resurface, shake off the dust, and be the bespoke beauty they were created for. A Paragon Defender stands for the exploration of mountains and deserts, uncharted territory, and off-grid adventures. They are an extension of the people who have a dream and the desire to go where no man has gone before and who are okay with breaking all the rules.