Sixteen delivery-mileage classic Land Rover Defenders have been uncovered after being stored in a barn since production ended six years ago.
Defender specialists Twisted Automotive, based in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, ordered over 200 Land Rover Defenders before production ended in January 2016 as conversion vehicles, and is now down to its ‘last 16’ models.
These vehicles were stored in a barn from new, and are said to have covered less than 30 miles. Just one Utility Wagon and one Station Wagon are available in each colour, with all based on the original XS trim level, which was the top version sold at the time.
Charles Fawcett, founder and managing director of Twisted Automotive, said: “I went to the Defender production line at Solihull to meet the men and women building the vehicles. These sixteen 110s were hand-picked for their chassis numbers and build dates. They were all registered in 2016 – after production ceased – identifying them among the last off the line and, arguably, more collectable.”
With Twisted specialising in converting and modifying classic Defenders, all these cars will be upgraded, with customers able to personalise their car how they wish.
Two engine options are available – a 308bhp 2.3-litre petrol or a 174bhp 2.2-litre diesel – with prices starting from £135,000 plus VAT for a diesel Utility Wagon.
Fawcett added: “All of the 16 will be Twisted, but exactly how depends on the lifestyle and tastes of the customer. The Twisted way isn’t to tell people what their Defender should be; it’s to work with them to create a Defender that’s the best fit for them.”
Build slots are now open for these final 16 cars, with first deliveries planned for 2023.
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