About Us

All our Defenders are built with a special attention to detail. Everything will be perfectly restored.

Meet our founder Michael

Riverhouse Landrover is specialized in heritage style, body off rebuilds of Landrover Defenders. They are with almost 30 years of expierence the best place to get your Defender.


We are based in Almen, The Netherlands. We ship the restored Defenders worldwide with help of their first class shipping partners.

Our story

All our defenders have gone through our extensive restoration process. We take the body off all Defenders to inspect the frame and restore it. After that we rebuilt the complete truck by assembling all parts one by one. We finish the built with our unique golden nuts.

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Meet our team

At Riverhouse Landrover, our dedicated team brings a wealth of experience and passion to every project. Led by industry veterans with decades of expertise, our skilled craftsmen meticulously restore each Landrover Defender to its original glory.


Our team combines technical prowess with an eye for detail, ensuring every vehicle meets the highest standards of quality and performance. From our mechanics to our shipping coordinators, each member is committed to delivering exceptional service and the finest restored vehicles to our global clientele.


Hi Michael,

I hope you are doing well.

The magnificent blue defender has arrived at our home in East Hampton. Our kids love it! (Pictures below).

Thank you for building such a beautiful truck, and for organizing the smooth shipping with Frank.

We got it for taking trips to the beach, but now that we have the Defender, it looks far too nice for doing that.

All best wishes,



Hey Michael,

Received the Grey 110 Soft Top last week. Really beautiful and thank you for all your hard work and dedication to this vehicle. Amazing truck

Keep in touch

JK, Boston , MA, (USA)


Hi Mike,

Very happy with the arrival of my new Defender 130 Tdci. Transport from Amsterdam to Doha, Qatar was well organized.
Extremely happy with everything. I will be sending you my other Defender 90 for service and repair soon.

A.A. Doha, Qatar


"I have been working with Michael at Riverhouse BV for the past 4 years with all three of my Defender 110s and cannot recommend his services high enough.

I have been to his home/workshop on many occasions and his hospitality matches his skills!

My first Defender was previously expedition prepared and I have chosen Michael to keep her in top working order as I use her to explore the far reaches of the European continent over the last several years. His/his teams repair skills and Defender specific knowledge are top notch and are always maintained or repaired correctly the first time... I cannot recommend Michael high enough for his services as maintenance and upkeep of these vehicles.

For my second Defender, Michael has sold me a near-mint condition 1991 D-110 SW that came from a dry climate southern European country that I imported into the United States--- based upon Michaels accurate description and online photos, I practically purchased sight unseen. I had the team at Riverhouse update the wear and tear items to ensure a reliable truck -- Michael was very honest about exactly what 25 year old parts needed to be replaced and what needed to be left alone. Michaels work on that truck was spot-on and has been 100% reliable in the year that I have driven her - confirming that Michaels impression/assessment and repairs were both honest and carefully performed and performed at a realistic and fair price point.

For my third Defender- a complete and ground-up US appropriate restoration on a perfect frame was on order and Michael sourced me a well-worn, well travelled dry climate D-110, stripped her down to the frame and did a ground up restoration exactly to my specs. Michael and his team worked with me every step of the way to ensure that we were on the same page. Michael was incredibly easy to reach either by email or social media. My questions regarding the truck restoration process were always answered quickly.

If your goal is importation in to the USA, Michael is keenly aware of the requirements of this complex process and will always do everything to guarantee that your truck will meet all USA EPA DOT requirements.

Michael will honestly tell you what can and cannot be replaced in a truck undergoing restoration or preparation for USA importation.

Raymond Ortober Louisville KY (USA)


No words needed .....

Dr R.M. Miami FL (USA)


Hi Michael,

The Defender 110 Soft Top arrived in Mallorca last night. The vehicle turned out even better than expected, what a amazing looking Defender.

The kids love it and so does my wife, the teakwood is fabulous !

Best regards,T.S. Koln Germany / Mallorca,Spain


Thanks for everything Michael, the car is amazing, we love the teak , you guys did a amazing job.

Today we did our first cruise.

A.E. Saltsjobaden Sweden / Mallorca, Spain

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