Land Rover has never commercially built the 130 Defender as a station wagon. We cannot understand why, this is in our opinion the ultimate touring vehicle.
With a GVM of 3,5 tonnes can carry more weight than the 110 Land Rover Defender and is 430mm longer, giving it the edge on load capacity. Although longer and heavier its 4×4 capabilities are not negatively impacted.
Mulgo Expedition Centre has converted their first Defender 130 in 2004. Back then Daniel purchased a 2nd hand 130 Dual Cab from the Australian Red Cross. With a growing family the 110 became too small and towing a camper trailer was not an option.
We design and manufacture the additional side panels needed for the conversion ourselves. 2.5mm Aluminium (up from 1.6mm on standard Land Rover) is rolled and folded to match the existing exterior design. A 110 roof is joined to the 130 roof, a standard rear door and rear cross member finish the standard Mulgo 130 Station Wagon conversion.
We reduce the size of the internal wheel arches to maximise the space available. The bulkhead at the back of the second seat row is replaced with a reinforcement bar to allow for additional loading capacity.
The ultimate 4×4 family touring vehicle
When adding a Pop Top to the 130 it gives you a new dimension. The available space is amazing. Two adults and two kids can comfortable travel and sleep in a Land Rover Defender 130 Station Wagon with Pop Top.
Daniel’s 130 Defender has been awarded ‘Best in Show’ at the 60th Anniversary of Land Rover. Since then he has travelled throughout Australia and his Defender has never missed a beat.