Land Rover’s instantly recognisable, tough and rugged, drive-anywhere motoring icon IIA from the 1960s, electrified by British car restorers Everrati, is on show at the London Concours, an automotive luxury event from 6-8 June.
The company is famous for restoring iconic models from an earlier era and converting them to electric propulsion. Their line-up consists of electric versions of the Porsche 911 (964) Coupe, Cabriolet, ST-inspired G-Series, Range Rover Classic, Land Rover Defender, and more.
IIA got the electrification treatment last year, with co-founder Justin Lunny, saying: “A lot of people are just swapping powertrains. We look at the whole car.” Beyond simply reworking and refurbishing all the old parts and components to Concours standard, Everrati’s aim, he said, is to retain as much of the original car’s driving character as possible.
With a 60kWh battery and 150bhp and 300Nm from its electric motors, it offers both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive modes and a range of up to 150 miles, almost identical to its combustion-engined past, combined with regenerative braking, AC and DC fast charging capability.
Combined with the very latest in sustainable luxury materials, including the world’s lowest carbon leather for the automotive industry from leading leather manufacturer, Bridge of Weir, it further highlights Everrati’s overall mission for sustainable luxury.
Justin Lunny, Co-Founder and CEO of Everrati said: “London Concours brings together the best in automotive craftsmanship and luxury. We are extremely proud to have our redefined Land Rover Series IIA on show as it perfectly aligns with the event’s celebration of motoring prestige and the homage to Maurice Wilkes’ game-changing creation.
“We look forward to showing visitors how we have redefined this piece of automotive history to the highest standards in the bid to preserve its legacy and be enjoyed by generations to come.”
The automobile extravaganza is being held in the Artillery Gardens of the Honourable Artillery Company’s Headquarters in the heart of London from 6-8 June, and Everrati is showcasing its redefined icon alongside the world’s finest supercars and classics.
Visitors to the prestigious event will be able to admire and explore Everrati’s timeless Land Rover Series IIA, which has been meticulously redefined as a cutting-edge electric vehicle, offering a unique blend of heritage, luxury, sustainability and future-proofed technology.
Everrati has specifically chosen its Land Rover from its growing portfolio of redefined vehicles to be at the show to celebrate London Concours’ ‘The Cars That Built Land Rover’ – a homage running over the course of the three-day event of classic models that have shaped the brand into what it is today.
Last week, we reported about another classic model receiving an electrification treatment — the 1960s Jaguar E-Type Roadster at the hands of British EV specialist Electrogenic, with its custom “plug-and-play” drop-in conversion kit.
The easy-to-install, entirely reversible package – which can be fitted by one of Electrogenic’s international network of partner installers – gives the 1960s machine sensational, clean electric performance – transforming usability and ensuring total reliability.
The first Jaguar E-Type to be converted with Electrogenic’s kit sports an opalescent silver blue hue finish and features the E43 package which equips the classic with 43kW of brand-new, OEM-grade batteries for 150+ miles of range in real-world driving.
Oddly, Everrati’s co-founder Lunny, a lifelong car enthusiast and entrepreneur, was inspired to start his company watching newly married Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, drive off to their wedding reception in a, you wouldn’t see this coming… electric-powered E-Type Roadster.