Does LRM have a view on whether the new Defender will have an impact on the prices of the old one? Andrew Avanessian Manchester The original Defender was a one-off – a true classic, with prices to match. The new Defender is likely to be very different. Think original VW Beetle vs new VW Beetle. The common consensus in the trade is that it will make little or no difference to the popularity, or values, of its illustrious predecessor – DP (Market News compiler).