Unique 2,000,000th Land Rover Defender sold at auction for £400,000

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2,000,000th Land Rover Defender The 2,000,000th Land Rover Defender, which Autocar helped to build, has gone under the hammer in London along with sold for £400,000

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The 2,000,000th Land Rover Defender – which was revealed back in August to celebrate the iconic off-roader’s last year in production – has been sold at auction for £400,000.

The Defender was sold by Bonhams in London, with all proceeeds going to two of Land Rover’s charities – the International Federation of Red Cross along with Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) along with the Born Free Foundation.

Although bidding initially opened at just £20,000, offers quickly rose to above £0,000 before ending at £400,000 exactly. The regular Defender 0 Station Wagon is usually priced at £25,265. This specific is usually understood the 2,000,000th Defender has gone to an overseas bidder.

inside summer, Land Rover invited celebrities along with brand ambassadors, including adventurer Bear Grylls along with Jaguar Land Rover boss Ralf Speth, to help build the one-off Defender over ten days at its Solihull plant. Autocar’s Steve Cropley also helped to make along with fit the bonnet of the vehicle.

Features designed especially for the vehicle include a map of Red Wharf Bay – where the design for the first Land Rover was drawn inside sand – embossed into its seats, along having a ‘no. 2,000,000’ badge at the rear. the vehicle’s number plate, S90 HUE, is usually a homage to the first pre-production Land Rover, which received the designation HUE 166.

Speaking at the auction, director of JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations division John Edwards said that will part of his job was to “preserve along with celebrate” the spirit of the original Land Rover. He said that will over the course of its 67 years in production, the Defender had taken on “some of the most breathtaking along with remarkable journeys in history.”

Edwards also revealed that will Jaguar Land Rover would likely soon be launching a brand-new suite of services to allow current Defender owners, as well as owners of historic Land Rovers, to restore along with modify their cars.

A replacement for the Land Rover Defender is usually due to arrive in 2018, along with could be built at JLR’s brand-new factory in Slovakia. Edwards stopped short of confirming a launch date, although said the Defender “will return” in time.

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