Lock and load! Introducing the Purdey x Overfinch Range Rover

Featuring quilted leather seats, burr walnut detailing and a ‘cellarette’ with gun storage, cigar humidor and drinks cabinet, is this the ultimate countryside car?

Gather your cartridges and dust off your flat caps; Overfinch has done it again. The Land Rover customisation company’s latest limited edition roars to live in partnership with Purdey — the Royal Warranted British gunmaker — and we’ve got our sights firmly and fanatically set on it.

A restomod for the rurally-minded, the Overfinch Heritage ‘Field Edition’ was designed specifically for country pursuits. Based on a 1993 Range Rover Classic, the car has undergone a nut-and-bolt rebuild, with meticulous chassis and bodywork restoration — before being finished in bespoke emerald green paint and place on Overfinch’s own ‘Nevada’ 16-inch alloys.

But, while it retains the look of a classic Range Rover from the outside, the inside has been given a complete countryside overhaul. Stitched together with Overfinch’s unique tan leather upholstery, the Recaro seats are perforated and feature diamond-quilt accents.

You’ll find knurled brightwork throughout the custom-made cabin, with an exquisite level of detailing on every instrument and implement; from the gearstick, low range selector and handbrake to the interior door handles and even the door lock stalks. Add to this a slew of hand-crafted burr walnut door cards — not to mention a luxury lambswool carpet mat set — and you’ve got a truly five-star four-wheel-drive machine.

And these upgrades and updates extend to beneath the bonnet. The Overfinch remastering process involves a 6.2-litre V8 engine upgrade, and significant mechanical improvements to the front and rear differentials.

The introduction of heavy-duty prop shafts and half shafts deliver improved power and torque, and are coupled with an upgraded transfer box and six-speed automatic gearbox. The British brand’s own performance brakes – six-piston front with four-piston rear – have also been fitted, and promise to keep all of this additional power under control.

And you’ll be controlling it from those quilted, comfortable seats — using a bespoke ‘Mota-Lita’ classic steering wheel in machined metal. Wrapped in tan leather and bearing Overfinch’s ‘Heritage’ logo, it’s a handsome, dependable focal point for the cabin.

Elsewhere on the dash, you’ll find an AM/FM radio receiver with Bluetooth, a sat-nav system, wireless phone charging, upgraded interior speakers with slimline subwoofers, cruise control, remote alarm and central locking — with S5 tracker & immobilise.

But it’s in the boot where the real double-barrelled magic happens. The field sports theme of this Purdey x Overfinch Range Rover springs to well-knurled life in the rear load space — where a gun box ‘cellarette’ sits pretty; handcrafted from walnut with olive ash inserts.

Featuring two lockable drawers, this gun box has room for two shotguns, equipment and accessories — all sourced from Purdey, naturally — and has been finished with a complementary, inlaid leather topper and soft tan suede drawer linings.

And, if that wasn’t enough, this extraordinary ‘cellarette’ also features a custom-made Overfinch drinks cabinet and cigar humidor, fully stocked with stogies, champagne and single malt whisky.

It’s the final masterstroke of this masterpiece; a machine that both evolves and celebrates almost fifty luxurious years of Overfinch’s high-octane heritage. And we’ll always raise a glass to that.

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