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As we’re sure you’re well aware by now, we’ve got a serious thing for properly restored vintage SUVs. Land Rover restorations will always be at the top of the list because there’s just something truly special about an old school Defender. English builder Arkonik–one of our favorites–is back with what may be the perfect beach cruiser in their appropriately named SoCal D90. Like everything else from Arkonik that has graced these pages, the SoCal D90 has upgrades and modern touches in all the right places–without sacrificing all the vintage cool and design ethos that made the original so good. The restoration of this 1989 Defender includes a list of everything you could possibly want: Java Black exterior, Camden leather interior, front heated seats, Pioneer Touch screen display with CarPlay, backup camera and Defender GPS security, 16″ Chawton White wheels wrapped in BFG All Terrain rubbers, full rebuild or recondition of mechanicals including a 5-speed manual transmission. It also includes a tan soft-top, but it looks so good with it off you’ll probably never use it.

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We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”