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aving famously bought some of the remaining 240 Defender vehicles from Jaguar Land Rover’s ceased line in 2016, Twisted Automotive is releasing a batch of new-build vehicles to offer fans the chance to own a piece of motoring history.

Twisted’s ‘Remake History’ collection will include 45 limited edition vehicles that pay homage to the history of the original Land Rover. The collection includes the Twisted Classic Series II, Classic Series IIA, Lightweight, Classic Series III and Stage One V8. Build slots are available from January 29 2019 to mark three years to the day since the end of Land Rover production.

Each new vehicle has been adapted and modified to a pre-determined specification and has all the key elements of a Twisted – from comfort and performance to incredible handling, on and off-road – while reflecting the Defender’s heritage and roots.

The release of the Remake History collection follows the overwhelming demand for the initial 20-vehicle Twisted Classic Series I range, launched in June 2017. The launch of the range came in addition to Twisted’s previous business model and complements Twisted’s philosophy of producing individual models, to the exacting specification of each customer.

Twisted Defender 110 Utility in Santorini Black(click picture to see larger image)The first build slots for Remake History are available from January 29, with work taking place in order of commissions received. Each vehicle will feature a newly-developed internal build plaque that states its unique number in the series and will be 65 and 16-plate.

Charles Fawcett, founder of Twisted Automotive, said: “To own a Classic or V8 means you are part of a niche family of history-makers. We want Defender fans to experience a vehicle unlike any others they’ve ever seen or loved. Each build showcases, and reflects, key milestones in the design history of the original Defender.

“We’re incredibly proud of how Twisted has grown. We want people to join us on this journey to ‘Remake History’ together and be a huge part of this iconic vehicle’s impressive heritage.”

Combining engineering excellence, a passion for performance and intricate hand-detailing, the Classic Twisted Series II is based on subtle design elements that were integral to the success of the original 1958 Series II.

Design elements from the Classic Series II pay homage to the original Land Rover Defender Series II, including sage green seat belts, a Classic Series II coach stripe and a retro steering wheel. The original LR Series II was produced between 1958 and 1961. The Classic Series II is already down to the final three, with only the following available:

Santorini Black 110 Utility

Santorini Black 90 Station Wagon

Fuji White 90 Utility

So, if you're a Land Rover Defender fan and you're in the market for a modern interpretation of these classic vehicles – oh, and with at least £67,000 burning a hole in your pocket – then we suggest you take a look here :


New Defenders with a Twist