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Vilner Garage Takes "White Wine" L322 Range Rover, Turns It Into "Fine Cognac"

If you're a bit confused about the title, it will all make sense after you read the press release you'll find embedded below, though we're not sure we can entirely recommend you do that. It's better to focus on the pictures, really.
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Way before SUVs were a thing, we had what could very well be called "utility vehicles" like the Range Rover. They were designed to go over any type of terrain, require minimum maintenance thanks to their relative mechanical simplicity, and be washed with a hose inside and out when the work was done.

Even though the L322 was only the model's third generation, it came 42 years after the original had broken onto the market. By this time, the Range Rover name had become synonymous with luxury in what must be one of the greatest shifts in perception any model has ever seen. Instead of hosing down the interior, you would now ask one of your employees to take the car down to the local detailing shop and have its leather upholstery rubbed with cream, and its body waxed.

Even so, Bulgarian interior specialist Vilner Garage thinks there's room for more luxury, and the before-and-after pictures suggest it might be right. You may not always agree with Vilner's choice of materials or colors, but the studio's craftmanship is beyond doubt. That means that even if some of its creations don't always look classy or elegant, at least you know they'll be well executed.

Considering most of the time you spend with your car happens with you sitting inside it, customizing the interior actually makes more sense than messing around with the exterior. You revamp the interior for yourself, while the exterior is mostly done for the others. And probably your ego.

For this project, Vilner seems to have gone for a cognac theme, a choice that’s present not only in the color of the vehicle's upholstery and headliner but also in that press release we mentioned earlier. Whether you like the color or you're more the whisky type, you have to agree the interior looks miles better than it did when the SUV came to Vilner.

Not a big fan of the zebra-like (Vilner's words, not ours) wood trim on the dashboard, steering wheel, and door panels? Neither are we, but the important thing is the owner likes it: "I never had any doubts about my choice or doubt in Nasko (the first name of Vilner Garage's owner), but when I saw my car, I confess, I doubted my own eyes! I never imagined that a 50-year-old company - a leader in luxury interiors - would pale in comparison to his talent."
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