Land Rover announces build of 2,000,000th Series Land Rover and Defender at Solihull Manufacturing Facility, UK. They have invited famous Defender enthusiasts – Bear Grylls, Theo Paphitis, Adam Henson, and Monty Hall, and were asked to take part to build this bespoke vehicle. Representatives from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Born Free Foundation, as well as Land Rover executives also got involved and helped fit their part to the vehicle.
Defender fans will be looking forward to December 2015 as they will be given a rare opportunity to own this one of a kind Defender which will be auctioned off by the famous and renowned auction house – Bonhams. As homage to the Defender’s heritage, proceeds will be donated to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Born Free Foundation.
This special Defender features a map of Red Wharf Bay, where the design for the original Land Rover was first drawn in sand. A No 2,000,000 logo has been stitched on the headrest and a aluminum plaque, signed by everyone who helped assemble the vehicle, is fitted to the driver’s seat plinth. A S90 HUE registration plates for the front and rear as a reference to the first ever pre-production Land Rover, registration “HUE 166” to set this vehicle as unique and one of a kind. The Defender unique design will end with Santorini Black wheels and wheel arches, roof, door hinges, grille and mirror caps.
Production of the original Land Rover Series I began at the famous Lode Lane facility in 1947 ahead of its launch at the Amsterdam Motor Show on 30 April 1948. Since then two million examples of the Series I, II III and Defender have been produced at Solihull.
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