The one-off Land Rover Defender ‘2,000,000’ has been sold at auction for £400,000, thought to be a record for a production Landy.
As the name suggests, the car is the two-millionth Series and Defender Land Rover to rolls off the Solihull production line since production started in 1948; the Defender will be discontinued next month, ahead of a new model being launched in 2017.
Defender 2,000,000 features an engraved map of Red Wharf Bay – the beach in Wales where the Land Rover was originally conceived as a sketch in the sand – leather seats with the Bay motif and a ‘no. 2,000,000′ plaque. And it wears the registration S90 HUE, a tribute to the first pre-production Landy, HUE 166.
After some fierce competition in Bonhams’ auction room, the winning bid was submitted by a buyer from Qatar. The money raised will be donated to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Born Free Foundation.
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By Only Motors