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  • Have Your Land Rover Defender … and Your Airplane, Too

Have Your Land Rover Defender … and Your Airplane, Too

Himalaya partners with Kodiak to offer swanky transportation duo rooted in outdoor exploration and adventure.

Dec 25, 2020
Decisions, decisions. Do you take to the air or stick to the tarmac? It's a knee-slapper of a joke to most auto enthusiasts, but just like some have matching boats and tow rigs, the possibility exists for matching airplanes and automobiles. For example, a partnership between Himalaya and Kodiak bundles a Himalaya Land Rover Defender build and a Kodiak airplane (not Kodiak the truck). The package includes a personalized escapade to Himalaya's Experience Center to enjoy the matching goods, both of which presume to be perfect for the "ultimate adventure-seeker." More like, perfect for the extremely affluent, but that's beside the point.
Photo 2/19   |   Himalaya Defender 110 Outdoors
Himalaya, a bespoke transportation design company located in Hollywood, South Carolina, specializes in re-engineering classic Land Rover Defenders (not the new Defender). Its portion of the package consists of a fully loaded, off-road-ready Himalaya Land Rover Defender 110 that even rocks a manual transmission. Stylish, modern Himalaya Defender builds are all about performance, comfort, and reliability, while also respecting the rich heritage of the Land Rover Defender itself.
Photo 3/19   |   Kodiak Series II In Flight Side View
As for Kodiak's portion, the customized Kodiak K100 Series II airplane is spruced up with unique badging and a custom paint job.
Photo 4/19   |   Kodiak Series II Plane Barbecue Outdoors
The final portion of the bundle is a personalized trip to Himalaya's new Experience Center in Alpine, Wyoming. The stunningly beautiful area provides the perfect backdrop for a Defender, a Kodiak, and a good time with friends and family in between backcountry exploration via snowmobiles and snow bikes. The Himalaya Experience Center opened this winter.
If you have to ask how much this package costs, you're probably not the right customer. But since we're on the topic, here's the answer: this ultimate stocking-stuffer will set buyers back $3,000,000 (that's million). That's definitely more than the basic value of the lot (the Defender, Kodiak, and adventure), but if you take into account the Himalaya customization premium, the price tag is probably competitive.