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VERVE Defender 110: A zest for life

With the advent of Spring, this spirited Defender 110 comes with a new lease of life of its own, thanks to a full Arkonik restoration programme.Coupled with a multitude of Overland accessories, it ...

Arkonik in territory: TROJAN D110

I've owned a few different Land Rover models over the years but it wasn't until my most recent deployment to Afghanistan that I got to test the Defender's capabilities. I made a decision then ...

QUARTZ D110: Precise, honest and tough

QUARTZ is the latest D110 to be hand built by Arkonik. Its name is derived from the quartz cemented together to create the sandstone rock which forms the landscape you see here. All of our Def ...

An Arkonik Defender simply fits your lifestyle

Park one anywhere and it simply fits. There are very few vehicles which look as comfortable as a Defender, whether parked outside a contemporary office block or at the foot of a mountain range. An ...

SULIS D110: Renewed vigour and presence for the road ahead

Poised and ready for adventure in the Georgian splendour of the World Heritage Centre of Bath, we're proud to present SULIS, our latest D110 Station Wagon.SULIS was the local goddess of the thermal ...

The A-Team is growing

We are proud to announce that we are now bigger than ever, with over 50 team members here at Arkonik. With the demand for our Defenders continuing to increase, plus our own plans for expansion over ...

ALPHA D110: King of the road

With testosterone pumping through its' V8 veins, stealth-like bodywork and a dominant stance, this D110 single cab pickup is destined to be the king of the road, on or off it.

Meet our man 'on the ground' in the USA

A true Land Rover aficionado, Mr. Yohe is Arkonik's Man in Territory.Eric brings more than 20 years' experience driving, teaching and modifying Land Rovers. Mr. Yohe is a former Land Rover and Mich ...

VANGUARD D110: At the forefront of authentic restoration

This Classic looking Defender 110 has a timeless charm and unquestionably pays a distinct homage to the original marque. Whether you choose a Classic or urban build, or somewhere in-between...

OPTIMA D110: Inscribed into history

Having been given special access to the stunning National Trust estate of Stourhead, we found it the perfect location to showcase our latest build: OPTIMA D110.

Originality comes as standard

Every Defender we build is completely unique, courtesy of an extensive personalisation programme whereby clients can specify every aspect of their dream Defender.However, one thing they all have in ...

BECK D110: Built to tame undulating terrain

Just like the fluidity of the water found beneath this Defenders wheels, resplendent in its shimmering Billet Silver coachwork; BECK D110 by Arkonik is equipped to follow and adapt to natures ...

Universal acclaim

As proud as we are of each and every Defender we create, it is still humbling to receive such widespread admiration and acclaim.

MASON D110: Built to stand the test of time

Completely restored and rebuilt by our skilled team of artisans, this D110 station wagon is now 'better than new'. With subtle upgrades throughout and an ultra strong 300TDI power plant, this truly ...

Changing of the guard

It's been a year since Land Rover ended production of the iconic Defender. ARKONIK - The World's leading custom Land Rover Defender specialists are here to stay.

LOMOND D110: Rooted in nature

Land Rover Defenders have always been synonymous with the great outdoors. Lomond by Arkonik stays true to it's heritage but brings its form and finish right up-to-date and adds a touch of luxury wi ...

The Defender 90: Short, agile & keen

The Sporty, sharp-suited little brother to the D110. Its squat dimensions and short wheelbase all combine to create this pocket powerhouse with all-round capabilities. Whether you opt for a Station ...

Scout by name, scout by nature

Equipped with a strong, fully rebuilt V8 power-plant and flexible accommodation thanks to its Black XS soft-top and sumptuous Ruskin Design interior, it's eager and perfectly poised to explore the ...

In the pursuit of excellence

A self-motivated leader and perfectionist, Lee has 27 years of experience in the Automotive industry to draw upon. Learning his trade as an Apprentice he then quickly worked his way up through ...

RAIDER by Arkonik: Steal the limelight

Just like the colour black, Arkonik Defenders will never fall out of fashion. Within their simplistic, rugged design lies a timeless elegance guaranteed to steal the limelight wherever you park it ...

Arkonik Defenders: Built for ALL occasions

Whether you plan to tackle the urban jungle on your daily commute or scale your favourite rock face, every Arkonik Defender has been carefully restored with one purpose in mind; to shine and excel ...

SUMMIT D90: Reaching new heights

When I first found Arkonik online, I was impressed. When I visited Arkonik in England last Summer with my wife, I was absolutely amazed. The level of dedication and attention to detail the Arkonik ...

RAPTOR D90: Tough to the core

This super tough D90 Soft-top, with its RAPTOR coating from head to toe, is equipped to tackle nature's wildest elements. RAPTOR provides a tough, stain resistant surface and protects against rust, ...

Happy New Year 2017

2016 has been a great year for us, with over 50 Defenders completed and delivered to our prestigious clients worldwide. 2017 looks set to continue this trend with a full order book and a host of...

Meets the class of 2016

From a classic Arles Blue station wagon to an urban Phoenix Orange D90, soft-tops, pick-ups and raptor-coated D110's we've enjoyed the variety, the creativity but ultimately it's the smiles on our ...

We wish you a very Merry Christmas

Hopefully you have some time to enjoy the festivities, so why not browse our Defender catalogue and choose your favourite to base your own dream Defender on using our online configurator.

It's a Defender, it's a pick-up and it's big!

Demand respect with this imposing D110 Single cab Pick-up by Arkonik. Its distinctive body enhanced by Frozen White and Raptor Black coachwork.

Introducing CANYON by Arkonik

Unquestionable provenance, this iconic D90 has strong synergy with its roots and now, with circa 1200 man hours of an exacting restoration, this Defender has the verve to tame canyons on...

The Arkonik Difference

Each Arkonik Defender is restored with dedication, precision and a sensitivity to the heritage of the Land Rover marque. Here we share an insight into the passion and labour involved to create the ...

AUROCH D110: Standing loud and proud above its ancestors

Each and every Arkonik Defender is as individual as our clients. AUROCH epitomises this and showcases what can be achieved with vision and imagination...

ZEPHYR: A breath of fresh air

This fresh V8 Defender 110 in Bonatti Grey, offset with Java Black bonnet and wheel arches, pays homage to its heritage whilst adding visual and aural drama courtesy of a full Arkonik restoration...

AURUM by Arkonik: Two-tone Defender 110

Mimicking nature with its light and shade coachwork and tactile interior by Ruskin Design; this lustrous Luxor Beige and Copper Black Station Wagon is guaranteed to be admired wherever...

Pilgrimage: The road to restoration

All our donor Defenders are carefully sourced from European countries by a trusted network of knowledgeable colleagues. More often than not, these trucks are then driven thousands of kilometres to ...

APEX by Arkonik: The pinnacle of a design icon

A true design icon. Paying homage to the two-millionth Defender produced by Land Rover built to mark the pinnacle of the brand.

Feed your senses

An Arkonik Defender truly is a unique vehicle. Connecting on both an emotive and a considered level. Stirring the soul with its very essence yet it also presents a rock solid investment.

TRAXX D90 by Arkonik

Certain to leave its mark in any environment, this D90 stands out from the crowd on its own merit. Resonating from its world-class restoration through to some carefully chosen options to ensure a l ...

Useful and Valuable: It's a social thing

Here at Arkonik we are hugely proud of our Defenders but it is still humbling to receive such widespread acclaim from our followers through social media. It is a great way for us, as a UK based com ...

SHERPA by Arkonik

An assured, capable and agile Defender 90. Poised to lead the way and transport its occupants over all-terrain with fortitude and grace.

Life was meant for good friends and great adventure

You can't always be sure where the open road will take you, but you can be sure of adventure with an Arkonik Defender. With its dependable and capable form and function, all you have to secure in l ...

OUTLAW: Santorini Black Defender 110

An arresting Santorini Black 110 station wagon, powered by the mighty 3.5 V8. It's menacing stance enhanced by Mach 5 alloys shod with BFGoodrich AT2 tyres. Inside leather Recaro Cross CS Sportster ...

REBIRTH: Restored and reimagined

Land Rover themselves perfected the Defender marque over a period of 68 years. We remain loyal to its very essence; rugged, practical and serviceable. In its own right, it is a vehicle which can ta ...

EQUINOX: Bonnati Grey Defender 110 by Arkonik

Equinox by Arkonik; like all our fully restored and world-renowned Defenders, is built to tackle the transition between seasons with confidence and flair.

Prepare your Defender for Winter

The great thing about an Arkonik Defender, is that it will genuinely go anywhere, in all conditions. As part of our build process we generously apply Waxoyl and at the pre-shipment stage we spray

Reborn in Somerset: Part 2

In this concluding part we follow the process from Paint shop, through Trim to Quality Control and pre-delivery.

Reborn in Somerset: Part 1

Here's a little insight into the build process each and every Arkonik Defender undertakes to become a world-class icon for generations to come.

OBSIDIAN: Defender 110 by Arkonik

Our latest 110 station wagon in gleaming Java Black and fuelled by the strong 200TDi engine. Exterior includes BFGoodrich AT tyres, Sawtooth wheels, Satin Black KBX wing top vents, Ebony Fire & ...

Watch our latest film: Staying out for the Summer

Shot on location near Arkonik HQ and starring MERCURY & MIDAS Defender 110's at the end of Summer before being shipped to Canada and the USA.

FORTRESS: Defender 110 by Arkonik

Built to stand the test of time

Over 150 Defenders In 26 States and Counting

Not only do we source and restore exceptional quality, bespoke Land Rover Defenders over 25 years old to your exact specification. As part of our industry-leading service; we also provide export, s ...

VORTEX: Defender 90 by Arkonik

Vortex is our fifth commission build from Prestige Land Rover, an arresting D90 in signature Oslo Blue. Its strong impact resonates from its fully restored and reimagined footprint, enhanced by car ...

Arkonik: In the press

Embracing both print and digital media this month with a 4 page editorial in The Landy newspaper, a unique free distribution UK publication, and an advertorial running in duPonts 2017 Exotic C ...

TROJAN: Defender 110 by Arkonik

A striking Santorini Black D110 Station Wagon which possesses a tenacious presence on-road and all the ability you'd expect from a Defender off-road. Enhanced by a complete Arkonik restoration and ...

FOR SALE: SPECTRE by Arkonik - Available now in the USA

As all our builds are built-to-order, this stunning Defender represents a unique opportunity into Arkonik ownership with the added bonus of beating the waiting list and as it currently resides in N ...

Adventure is calling featuring Midas and Mercury Defender 110s

All our Defenders undertake a complete 'nut and bolt' restoration in-house at our HQ in Somerset, England; therefore our customers know that whatever adventure awaits, be it on or off-road, their b ...

WIN a bespoke Arkonik watch by Tire'd Watch Company

For your chance to WIN a bespoke Arkonik watch* created by the Tire'd Watch Company simply Like our Facebook page, Like & Share the competition post via ...

PENNINE by Arkonik: Land Rover D110

A stealth-like Defender 110 station wagon in Pennine Grey with a Chawton White roof. Built to stand out in the urban jungle and stand up, to natures wilderness. The sharp bodywork sits on Kahn ...

Sunseeker: Defender 90 Soft-top

Sunseeker is a 90 Soft-top in Beluga Yellow; the perfect companion for any coastal adventure. Powered by a 200TDi engine and standing proud on Mach 5 wheels shod with General Grabber AT2 tyres. The ...

The Arkonik Process

The complete process; from the initial search to Workshop to handing over the keys at point of delivery.

Autobiography: Defender 90 Soft-top

My Defender has a beautiful front profile with the KBX Grill and light surrounds setting of the face of Autobiography. Her Bonnati Grey exterior compliments the Black Soft-top with plenty of d ...

Restored by us, reimagined by you

Every single component of your build can be tailored to your exact specification. We work alongside you to make your dream Defender a reality. Sharing our extensive knowledge and expertise to ensur ...

OLYMPIA Defender 110: Performance and Endurance

Team GB's athletes are celebrating their "best ever Olympics" after an extraordinary Rio 2016. It means Great Britain remain on course to finish second in the medal table for the first time, behind ...

Join us at Gold's Dragoons Polo Cup next week

For a day of spectacular Polo action and with us travelling from the UK, it's the perfect opportunity to meet us and our Defenders. Gates open at 12:00 p.m. Match play begins at 3:00 p.m.

VADER Defender 110: An unstoppable force

Vader is a Java Black 110 station wagon that is sure to bring out the dark side in drivers, passengers and onlookers alike. Fueled by a 200TDi engine and presenting BFGoodrich AT tyres wrapped arou ...

CROSSGUARD Defender 110: Secure Your Destiny

Crossguard is a Santorini black 110 station wagon with a 200TDi engine, offering security in any environment.

Adventure, friends and culinary delights

After a long wait and much anticipation we arrived in the USA along with our Defenders, our destination: Lime Rock Park, Connecticut and this years Muddy Chef Challenge. Scroll down to read more ab ...

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Muddy Chef 2016: The wait is nearly over

After months of planning and organisation, we are very excited we're now only one day away from Muddy Chef opening its doors to this years event...

PATHFINDER Defender 90: Create Your Own Path

Another Arkonik Original; Pathfinder has been lovingly restored to our client's exact specification. Inspired by authentic originality but brought right up-to-date by our expert team ensuring a new ...

Muddy Chef 2016: Meet the trucks attending

Arkonik are very pleased to be presenting three Defenders to showcase our work. One of which will be unveiled for the first time anywhere and will be made available to buy.

ATLANTIC Defender 110: A Celebration Of British Engineering

Our latest Defender 110 is a shining example of the original simplicity of form and function, intended by Land Rover as the 'go anywhere' vehicle. The iconic shape is enhanced by gleaming ...

Adventure is calling

As we and our Defenders travel 3500 miles to present, sell and enjoy. It's been a long road for us to get to this point. Constantly striving to improve, challenge and evolve our product to pro ...

HIGHLANDER - 3000 mile UK road trip

Not only did our friends Michael and Carol Obst come over from Arizona to see their freshly restored Defender finished, they combined the trip with the ultimate test-drive; a 3000 mile round trip o ...

25 Year Old Defenders

Lovingly restored by us, to be enjoyed by you. All our Defenders are over 25 years old making them legible to be imported into the USA as a Classic vehicle.

SPECTRE by Arkonik

Introducing SPECTRE by Arkonik; our very own replica of the Bigfoot Defender as featured in the 2015 James Bond film.

ARKONIK Presents THUNDER

Our latest Java black 110 station wagon soon to arrive in Connecticut. Boasting a roaring V8 engine, Thunder is a black cloud with plenty of silver linings.

Drawing the crowds at Ramapo Concours d'Elegance 2016

A short while back Andy Hayes (CEO) and Tom Maxwell (Marketing Manager) had the pleasure of travelling to the United States to visit Prestige Family of Dealerships in Paramus, New Jersey. Alongside ...

Prestige III Defender 110

Arkonik is proud to present the third truck to be commissioned by Prestige Land Rover Paramus in New Jersey. Looking resplendent in Arles Blue this 200TDi Defender 110 is ready for adventure with i ...

Join us at Goodwood Festival of Speed

We will be on Stand 207 throughout this great event from 23-26 June.

Shadow 110 and Sterling 90

Two of our latest Defenders take centre stage before being united with their owners in the States.

Happy Birthday Your Majesty

We are proud to defend your Nation's rich Land Rover heritage Ma'am.

Passion | Freedom | Adventure

View our latest video shot in the picturesque Cheddar Gorge and starring RONIN; a mean-looking Defender 90 complete with a Warn Zeon 10-S winch ready for adventure.

ARKONIK with Prestige Land Rover Paramus, New Jersey

Arkonik and Prestige link arms to deliver an exclusive range of our Defenders for discerning American clientele through the Prestige dealer network.

Introducing RUNE by Arkonik

A Keswick Green 90 exhibiting a Satin Black KBX grille, Saddle Tan Diamond XS Modular seats and the roaring 200 TDi engine. Rune is a symbol of adventure, style and most of all, Land Rover.

DOUBLE TAKE | 1 Day, 2 Handovers and 1 Common goal

It was a very busy day at Arkonik HQ last week, with not one but two handovers on the same day. It was as always, heart warming to witness their joy when their Defenders were revealed for the first ...

90 Soft top | Make a statement

A stunning Arles Blue 200TDi 90 soft top that's sure to turn heads when it arrives in the Empire State of the South.

New kid on the block

Hey, I'm Andy, Arkoniks new in-house Graphic Designer. After 20 years' agency experience, it's great to be able to finally use my skill-set to promote a product and brand that genuinely excite ...

EVEREST by Arkonik

Presenting EVEREST by Arkonik, special vehicle 4 of 7 in the Arkonik Seven Summit Series. Resting on Kahn 1948 Defender rims and Goodyear Wrangler MT/R tyres, this incredible machine stands tall ab ...

Weapons of Choice

Last week, we sent out a newsletter with some pics of the boys from Arkonik with their families off-roading on Salisbury Plain. You all seemed to like that, and so to follow up we've taken a couple ...

RONIN by Arkonik | fearless - wandering - free

Shipping to Lebanon, this 3.5L V8-powered, accessory-laden beast is visually brutish and holds some serious presence on the road. Resting on the popular combination of Kahn 1983 rims and BFGoodrich ...

MUDDY | Arkonik Goes Off-Roading on Salisbury Plains

Last weekend, a few guys from Arkonik and their families ventured out to Salisbury Plain, home to the famous Stonehenge and the UK's largest military Defence Training Estate, for a whole day of mud ...

The Arkonik Process: QC & Delivery

Last week was the third part of our Arkonik Process series, a collection of editorials that highlight exactly what makes our brand and our product special. You guys asked for more of an insight int ...

The Arkonik Process: Trim Shop

Last week's newsletter was the second part of our Arkonik Process series, a collection of editorials that highlight exactly what makes our brand and our product special. You guys asked for more o ...

The Arkonik Process: Panel & Paint

Last week was the first part of our Arkonik Process series, a collection of editorials that highlight exactly what makes our brand and our product special. You guys asked for more of an insight int ...

Tom's Time In Territory - Part 3

Over the last 2 weeks we've been chronicling the steps of Thomas Parry, Sales Director, as he made his way across the US on his latest Arkonik business trip. In and amongst meeting customers and ca ...

The Arkonik Process: Recovery & Workshop

A few weeks ago we asked our valued subscribers what they wanted to see more of in our newsletters. We had a range of incredibly positive responses and ideas, however there was one clear area peopl ...

Tom's Time In Territory - Part 2

Last week we detailed the adventures of Thomas Parry, Arkonik's Sales Director, in North America. In an ongoing initiative to develop our relationships with clients and provide knowledge, guidance ...

Tom's Time In Territory - Part 1

Over the past few days, Arkonik's Sales Director Thomas Parry has travelled to North America as part of our new vehicle hand-over initiative. This initiative involves team members from Arkonik trav ...

5 Amazing Things About Arkonik

A whistle stop tour of 5 Amazing Things About Arkonik. From chassis to cups of coffee, we're proud of every aspect of our work!

Our Pioneers (and why you should listen to them)

Seems a bit crazy, right? Maybe you're thinking, "If these people are so trusting -- sending money overseas for something they won't touch for months and months -- why should I trust them?" 

Employee Showcase: Alex Knight, Trim Shop Manager

This week we sat down with Alex Knight, Arkonik's Trim Shop Manager, for a chat. Alex quickly proved his mettle at Arkonik, entering the company as a welder with 11 years experience in custom autom ...