In 2015, A Bloke Bought 200 Classic Land Rover Defenders – Now He’s Selling Them For $$$
— Updated on 29 January 2023

In 2015, A Bloke Bought 200 Classic Land Rover Defenders – Now He’s Selling Them For $$$

— Updated on 29 January 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

Long before COVID-19 altered life as we know it, and even longer before anyone who wanted a car was at the mercy of limited availabilities, Charles Fawcett had the foresight to snap up a whole heap of the last classic Land Rover Defenders, placing them in storage for another day. Now, the founder and owner of Twisted – a British company that specialised in modifying Defenders to sell for a mint – is on track to make a major profit flipping them.

In conversation with The Sun, Charles Fawcett explained: “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.”

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“They’re special, and when Twisted, each one is the only one. Hence the limited run is called One of One.”

Back in 2015, a single Land Rover Defender 110 XS in the UK started at around £35,000 ($61,300). A custom iteration from Twisted, however, is a little different from the original.

Aside from the upgraded:

  • suspension
  • brakes
  • wheels & tyres
  • LED lighting
  • leather interior
  • increased soundproofing
  • tweaked infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay

… the price tag is considerably more: starting at £135,000+VAT ($236,500) for the diesel version and £184,500+VAT ($323,300) for the petrol version. As alluded to above, only 16 Land Rover Defenders given the Twisted treatment are available for purchase – two in each of the eight colours – with more to come as the operation works through their remaining stock.

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“All of the 16 will be Twisted, but exactly how depends on the lifestyle and tastes of the customer,” said Fawcett.

“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.”

By our dodgy calculations, at this rate, he’ll gross anywhere between £27 million ($47.3 million) and £36.9 million ($64.6 million) total. Even without changing a single thing about his remaining fleet of Land Rover Defenders, Charles Fawcett could still make a pretty penny considering people are reportedly willing to pay as much as £220,000 ($385,300) just to own one.

Order yours from Twisted today and take delivery around next year.

Charles Fawcett Will Make $$$ Flipping 200 Land Rover Defenders

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]