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See the SOV for Sale page for the first Shoot Delta 4, and a superb Deon Mirabeau convertible.


John Hurst and Charlotte Hurst have joined forces and set up a new exciting Partnership - JHC Special Overland Vehicles (SOV)



Land Rover 110 V8 reborn with modern performance,reliability and style

The evolution of one of the most iconic Military vehicles ever made, serving around the World, in every combat situation, One Life Live It.

Land Rover Defender V8 110 - SOV, (Special Overland Vehicle) enhanced, equipped and developed by ex British Army Officer, with a bit of knowledge!


                                             Elite Military Chique

The concept; High quality British Military external fit out, internal chique traditional interior's, leather clad carpeted and superbly appointed comfort rather like a Bentley.

JHC purchase or the customer can supply a good quality assesed Defender 110 which is upgraded by request with a V8 petrol engine, with modern LPG options for long range capability and meeting it’s Green credentials, becoming a superbly capable Elite Military Chique SOV, ready for Town and Country, GB off-roading, equine and shooting events, European Grand Tours and Desert and Safari expeditions.

Externally the vehicles are primarily coloured in Desert Sand matt paint finish with contrasting detail, a limited paint colour option list is available on request, with a full specification of British Military enhancements providing excellent stowage and equipment solutions, and enhanced off road capability. Each with a purpose but not as you might think.

Inside the vehicles are finished throughout in sumptuous piped and stitched leather exuding comfort, sound proofed and carpeted, and fitted with superb Range Rover electric adjustable seats, electric windows, central locking and a fully equipped dashboard with the latest Sat Nav and supporting systems. The comfort elements of the interior completely change the 110. New efficient heating systems to front and rear compartments, radically change the heating to provide a warm and enviting interior enhancing the comfort of these superb vehicles on even the worst weather day.

Each vehicle is equipped to meet the discerning customer’s specification with many options enhancing the performance, enjoyment and practicality of the SOV, using Military style and equipment to provide a unique vehicle, a unique experience. 







The production vehicle platform is extensively reworked in all the performance, safety and service areas to as-new or better, and carries a guarantee. This formula gives the customer a ‘new’ vehicle but with far greater charm and driver satisfaction. Depreciation is low, service costs inexpensive, and our vehicles are easy to insure at their full value.

Each vehicle is stripped back and re-engineered to the discerning customers specification and choice, each SOV a testament to the purity of the original design, with the additional benefits of modern day handling, performance, ergonomics, safety and reliability.

The SOV is not a new vehicle as they are no longer manufactured by Land Rover so they are stripped and rebuilt with a clean treated chassis, new: - suspension systems, brakes, rebuilt engine and gearbox with transfer box all fully warranted, new steering, coolant and support systems and graced with a superb tuned hand built Topgear LongLife Stainless steel exhaust system with four slash back tailpipes adding an excellent tone to the driving experience also fully warranted.

Clean panels are fitted throughout and soundproofed to the highest standards, with the addition of the Puma bonnet and Wolf basket, heavy duty front Bull bars, roof rack with dedicated stowage solutions, rear ladder, extra Wolf fuel can holders and military side rifle holsters, sand rails, and a complete equipment inventory covering all support aspects. Side awning and shade panel provide weather protection, lit with solar powered lighting.

Silver 16 inch Aluminium wheels shod with BF Goodrich or US Cooper tyres provide superb road and off road handling.

  • All the benefits of Land Rover's development, with enhanced reliabilty and durability
  • All the benefits of superb British design with hard hitting Military support and involvement
  • Inexspensive servicing, parts, repairs and insurance
  • Performance, build quality & functionality never achieved by others
  • Awesome V8 performance and reliability, manual or automatic
  • The Chique; Superb comfort and elegant interiors, equipment with functionality, ergonomics, safety, practicality and style