We’ve featured plenty of custom machines on the pages of The Coolector in the last few years and we love discovering new workshops breathing new life into vehicles – particularly off-roading, adventure orientated cars – and that’s why we were delighted to come across Blackdog Traders and their superb line up of restored Land Cruisers and vintage 4×4 machines. If you’ve got a soft spot for off-roaders too, then you’re going to want to read on.
Blackdog Traders create reimagined Land Cruisers which boast contemporary performance characteristics, enhanced power, and exceptional comfort and they are all put together at their workshop in Dallas, Texas. Their first customised first Land Cruiser sold for $25,000 and Blackdog Traders’ singular focus on performance sets them apart from the industry as each vehicle they worked on improved to get them where they are now – one of America’s leading custom workshops.
Vintage Look, Contemporary Performance
With most of the vehicles chosen by Blackdog Traders picked for their vintage aesthetics, this gives their workshop a real opportunity to bring this classic, iconic looking vehicles well and truly into the 21st century with some incredible additions and design flourishes. The awesome looking steeds to emerge from Blackdog Traders’ stable are right up our street here at Coolector HQ and their Outdoorsman and Hunter iterations have to be seen to be believed.
Blackdog Traders offer some of the finest, custom built Land Cruisers anywhere on the market and it is plain to see that they have spent thousands of hours pouring over each and every detail of their customisations, perfecting what they believe to be the best custom-built 40 series Land Cruiser out there. They don’t build anything else or anything less than the best and this shines through in every vehicle which emerges from their workshop.
It is clear that Blackdog Traders have built a culture of excellence. Our team has a real knack for this stuff. Nearly 50 years of restoration experience, combined with a true passion for classic 4×4 and a pursuit of nothing short of perfection. The end result is a labour of love, and a vehicle that looks so incredible that you’ll cherish for decades to come and probably pass on from one generation to the next.
Upgrades All Round
Typically crafted upon vintage Toyota machines, the superb creations of Blackdog Traders are enhanced in almost every conceivable way to deliver the ultimate in luxury vehicles for the 21st century. They are 50 State compliant so can be driven anywhere in the USA and they are normally re-engineered with contemporary components, upgraded suspension, and a factory new 6.2L 430 HP LS3 engine – which will let you cruise comfortably at any speed.
The custom made creations of Blackdog Traders are going to appeal to those with adventure in their blood who love to hit the open road in search of the unknown. This cracking contraptions are as uncompromising as they come and no stone has been left unturned in making them the finest Land Cruisers that money can buy.