Originally developed for the British Army, between 1968-1984 the military lightweight, forms the penultimate model of our celebration to Remake History.

Formerly known as the 'Half Ton Lightweight', all 37,897 units produced were based on the Series IIA and Series III by the original manufacturer as a lighter version of their counterparts once it was stripped of its panels.


The Twisted Lightweights will be finished in a metallic Willow Green, they will encompass design details including a canvas roof, a biscuit nappa leather trimmed classic front three seat configuration, half height doors with a fold down windscreen. Eight out of ten lightweight models remain available, built using delivery mileage unused Defender from our cherished stock. As you would expect we have considerately addressed the usual areas of improvement over the standard unit including; power, handling, steering, sealing and rust protection, to make this special build Defender the driving experience it deserves.

No doubt some will end up in private collections, but many we hope will be in ‘regular service’.

Twisted Defender - Lightweight


All vehicles are delivery mileage, VAT qualifying and N1 commercial status. Each will be supplied with a comprehensive 24 month warranty with return to base breakdown recovery.

  • 16” Twisted Sport Wheels in Willow Raptor with BF Goodrich Mud Terrain Tyres
  • Biscuit Nappa Leather with Contrast Willow Stitch
  • Series Three-Front-Seat Configuration
  • Series Half-Height Doors
  • Series Fold-Down Windscreen
  • Twisted Aluminium Double Bumper
  • Soft Top Canvas Hood Option
  • Full External Colour Change to Willow Green


Want your Defender® to be the best it can be? Twist it with our specially designed products and keep it maintained to the best standard with our servicing team.

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