One of a Kind: Discovering the Monterey Special Edition Defender 90

Monterey Special Edition Defender 90

With its immediately recognizable design, the Defender 90 is a truly global automotive icon and piece of British off-roading history. And, at TATC, we have embarked on a journey to elevate this legend even further, exclusively creating the unique Monterey Special Edition Defender 90.

Limited to a production run of just 5 numbered examples for clients in the USA, the Monterey is a highly desirable Defender perfect for weekend adventures and beach trips. Its rarity makes it a distinctly valuable investment that is sure to appreciate in the years to come. 

In this post, we will explore what the Special Edition Monterey has to offer, so read on to learn more about this unrivaled vehicle. 

Introducing the Monterey Special Edition

Monterey Special Edition Defender 90

Adventure is central to the Land Rover Defender; and the Monterey is no different. This unparalleled vehicle has been created for adventure-seekers and travelers alike. Whether you would like to get away for the weekend or ride along the beach, the Monterey is the perfect companion. 

It retains the very best of the Defender 90, and is enhanced with custom paint, alloy rims, and subtle charcoal accents. Each of these upgrades combine together to create a truly stunning 4×4 that encapsulates both heritage and modernity. 

As well as this, our team of In-House Paint Technologists have meticulously worked to perfect an Alpine White blend that exudes elegance and sophistication. In sunlight, the Monterey’s metallic finish dazzles, showcasing our painstaking attention to detail.

Powered by a Rebuilt 300TDI Diesel Engine

In terms of under the hood, the Monterey Special Edition is a marvel of engineering. Each Monterey 90 Spec is powered by an entirely rebuilt TATC 300TDI Diesel Engine, coupled with the original R380 5 Speed Gearbox. 

The 300TDI engine is widely celebrated as one of the best engines ever produced by Land Rover. It guarantees reliability and power, and can comfortably keep up pace with modern traffic too. 

Alongside this, the 300TDI can be enhanced with upgrades like an Uprated Intercooler, VVT Turbo, and Full Balancing, each of which deliver a more refined driving experience. All in all, the Monterey is not just powerful; it’s also perfectly suited for daily use.

Making the Monterey Yours

The Monterey is not only about aesthetics and performance; it also prioritizes individuality and comfort. Here at TATC, we understand that every client’s needs are unique. This is why we offer an array of customization options. 

From enhanced heating to upgraded rims and premium aluminium fixings, the possibilities are endless with the Monterey. And, this level of personalization ensures that each creation is as unique as its owner, further adding to the vehicle’s allure and exclusivity.

Combining Rarity with Value

Overall, despite its exclusivity and high-end features, the Monterey has been designed to be accessible and enjoyable. We provide complete nut and bolt restorations at realistic prices, giving our clients both rarity and value. 

Priced from $139,500, each of our five Monterey models is a highly desirable proposition within the marketplace. The Monterey is a sound investment that will appreciate in the years to come, only continuing to grow in value and prestige. 

Monterey Overview: Key Highlights

Here are the quick facts about this Special Edition Land Rover Defender:

  • Price: Prices start at $139,500.
  • Seating Capacity: There is capacity for up to 6 people.
  • Features: Premium Soft Top & Roll Cage, and Full 4×4 Capability.
  • Transmission: Stick Gearbox with Auto Upgrade option.
  • Engine: Classic Original 300TDI Engine.

Bespoke Land Rover Defenders from TATC

Simply more than a vehicle, the Monterey Special Edition Defender 90 by TATC is a testament to the blend of classic design and modern luxury. It is an extraordinary vehicle with a run of only 5 examples. 

Each Monterey is meticulously restored to “better than new” condition, featuring a fully rebuilt 300TDI Diesel Engine, an overhauled chassis, new brakes, axles, and a striking metallic Alpine White paint finish. 

Enhanced with luxurious black leather seats, modern GPS touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and numerous other bespoke features. Deliveries commence from Spring 2024. To enquire about this rare masterpiece, email us at:, or drop us a message via the online form on our website.