Land Rover Defender 2 Millionth-08

The one-of-a-kind Land Rover Defender 2,000,000 has been auctioned off for 400,000 pounds (RM2,585,000) at a prestigious charity auction at Bonhams recently. The symbolic off-roader was earlier put on display at the auction house a few days prior to the auction taking place.

John Edwards, managing director of Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations, who supervised the build of the car, said, “earlier this year, we had the opportunity to turn a milestone Land Rover into a true collector’s car. With the expert help of my SVO team and a handful of willing Land Rover ambassadors, we created something unique and very special.

“Tonight’s sale will go down as part of our history. Of course, Defender has a future and will live on in its own right. But the original Series Land Rovers and Defenders will also continue to thrive through our Jaguar Land Rover Heritage division.”

All proceeds from the auction will be directed towards Land Rover’s humanitarian and conservation partners, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Born Free Foundation.

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The Defender 2,000,000 was built to commemorate 67 years of Land Rover production in the Solihull plant. The bespoke off-roader, was constructed with the involvement of a team of life-long Defender fans in its construction, including Bear Grylls, Virginia McKenna OBE and Stephen and Nick Wilks, sons of the founders of Land Rover.

Featuring custom design details like an engraved map of Red Wharf Bay – where the design for the original Land Rover was first drawn in the sand – is engraved into the aluminium fender, the Defender 2,000,000 also gains a unique ‘No. 2,000,000’ badge at its rear.

Inside, the leather seats receives ‘Red Wharf Bay’ graphics plus ‘No. 2,000,000’ logos stitched on the headrests. A bespoke aluminium plaque, signed by everyone who helped to assemble the vehicle is fitted to the driver’s seat. The Defender even comes with special S90 HUE registration plates that are a fitting tribute to the first ever pre-production Land Rover, registration ‘HUE 166’.


GALLERY: Land Rover Defender 2,000,000