The two millionth Series Land Rover and Defender has been produced at Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing facility in Solihull, UK. To mark this historic production milestone, Land Rover has produced a very special bespoke Defender 90 Station Wagon.
Built by famous guests, including Land Rover ambassadors Bear Grylls and Monty Halls, the vehicle has a bespoke design and many unique features. This one-off vehicle was designed to be a fitting tribute to almost seven decades of Land Rover production.
Defender 2,000,000 will be sold by auction in December at Bonhams, UK, giving the buyer an opportunity to own a unique piece of Land Rover’s history. Proceeds from the sale will be going to Land Rover’s humanitarian partners, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Born Free Foundation.
During May 2015, lifelong Defender fans joined the Solihull production line to help build this one-of-a-kind vehicle. Distinctive finishing touches include a map of Red Wharf Bay, where the design of the original Land Rover was drawn in the sand, etched into the exterior and a unique Defender 2,000,000 badge. Inside the vehicle, the leather and cloth seats feature the Red Wharf Bay graphic and the ‘no. 2,000,000’ logos have been stitched into the headrests.
Everyone who helped build the vehicle signed a bespoke aluminium plaque which is fitted to the driver’s seat plinth. In a reference to the first ever pre-production Land Rover, which had the registration HUE 166, the Defender 2,000,000 has front and back registration plates S90 HUE.
The Land Rover Defender has been there for me more times than I can remember. Known and respected by me and many other adventurers for their rugged reliability – it was an honour to take part in the build of this very special car.
Land Rover Ambassador and Adventurer