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You can still buy a brand new Land Rover Defender*
*Kinda. Twisted announces plans for its 80-strong Defender stockpile
Twisted is not your average peddler of modified Land Rover Defenders. In early 2016, the company spent £7.5million on the last 240 Defenders to roll off Land Rover’s production line, and shoved them into storage ready for a rainy day. Bold, for a company that only employs 30 people.
Well, that rainy day has arrived, with Twisted finally revealing what it’s going to do with the 80 it has left. Going forwards, the company will be split into three divisions. “Remake History” will be dedicated to modifying 44 of the remaining vehicles, and creating a “high specification, limited edition collection that pays homage to the history of the original Land Rover”. This will begin on January 29 2019, three years to the day since Defender production ended.
The other 36 vehicles will fall under the “Make History” division. Twisted say these Defenders will be “built to a certain standard”, and made available to existing Twisted clients (and existing clients only) towards the end of next year. Meanwhile “Rework” will focus on restoring and re-engineering existing pre-owned Defenders.
Twisted founder and MD Charles Fawcett said: “This will be our third major release of our iconic stock. We’ve been slowly re-engineering and ensuring that the vehicles are the best that they can possibly be and will soon be ready to share them with the world.”
“We really do see our role as defending the Defender; we’ve built this business around the vehicle, so it falls on us to protect and celebrate it.”