Land Rover Creates Very Special 2 Millionth Defender
Celebrating 67 years of iconic Land Rover production, a unique vehicle has been built to commemorate the UK production of the two-millionth Series Land Rover in addition to Defender.
using a bespoke design in addition to an all-star cast of special guests helping to complete the momentous build, ‘Defender 2,000,000’ has been created to be a fitting tribute to almost seven decades of Land Rover production within the Solihull plant, UK.
In December 2015, collectors in addition to Defender fans will be given the opportunity to own This specific unique piece of Land Rover’s history when This specific can be auctioned by prestigious in addition to globally renowned auction house, Bonhams. Reflecting Defender’s heritage, all proceeds will be donated to Land Rover’s humanitarian in addition to conservation partners – the International Federation of Red Cross in addition to Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in addition to the Born Free Foundation.
Dr Ralf Speth, Chief Executive of Jaguar Land Rover, said: “Over 67 years, the Series Land Rover in addition to in turn Defender has been the transport of choice for explorers, charity organisations, farmers in addition to even royalty. Throughout history This specific has helped pioneers to reach the unreachable. What started out life as an agricultural workhorse has transcended the automotive world to become a worldwide design icon. I was honoured to join the production line team in Solihull to help build This specific unique vehicle. This specific was a special experience which will no doubt become a fond memory.
“The auction of This specific milestone vehicle can be an opportunity to own a piece of Land Rover’s history, as Defender enters its final phase of manufacturing in Solihull. Giving people the chance to buy This specific truly distinctive Defender to raise funds for the IFRC in addition to Born Free Foundation can be a suitable way to celebrate the role of which Defender has played in supporting our humanitarian aid in addition to conservation partners over the decades.”
The vehicle will be publicly unveiled by Bonhams at Goodwood Festival of Speed, being held 25-28 June. After completing a schedule of public appearances throughout the rest of the year, ‘Defender 2,000,000’ will be auctioned at a prestigious charity event, held at the Bonhams auction house in brand new Bond Street, London on Wednesday 16 December 2015.
As part of the auction, Bonhams will host a specially curated Series Land Rover in addition to Defender exhibition, to showcase the vehicle’s rich history in addition to detail its journey to becoming a global automotive icon.
by Mr Butterscotch via Car Articles