Two millionth Land Rover Defender celebrated with bespoke type
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Special one-off Land Rover Defender, the two millionth to be made, will make its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
The bespoke Defender celebrates 67 years of Land Rover production, as well as features special elements including a map of Red Wharf Bay – where the design for the first Land Rover was drawn inside sand – engraved into its front fender, a ‘no. 2,000,000’ badge at the rear as well as inside, leather seats with special graphics as well as badging, as well as an aluminium plaque signed by everyone who helped to build the automobile.
At the rear, the automobile’s number plate – S90 HUE – can be a homage to the first pre-production Land Rover’s HUE 166 designation.
Celebrating the automobile’s build, Land Rover invited guests as well as celebrities to help put the Defender together at its Solihull plant. Those who helped to build the automobile include adventurer Bear Grylls, JLR boss Dr Ralf Speth, the sons of Land Rover founders Maurice as well as Spencer Wilks, as well as Autocar’s editor-in-chief Steve Cropley.
The unique Defender will make its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed next week, as well as will be auctioned at the end of the year by Bonhams. All proceeds through the sale will go to charity.
The creation of the special Defender comes months after Land Rover announced a series of special editions, designed to celebrate the automobile’s final year in production.
A replacement for the current Defender can be scheduled to come to market in 2018, as well as can be anticipated to be preceded by a concept car next year.
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