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Spe­cial De­fender marks mile­stone

Rutherglen Reformer - - Drive Time Extra -

In­side, the leather seats also fea­ture the Red Wharf Bay graphic and ‘no 2,000,000’ lo­gos have been stitched on the head­rests.

An alu­minium plaque, signed by ev­ery­one who helped as­sem­ble the ve­hi­cle, is fit­ted to the driver’s seat plinth while on the front and rear, S90 HUE reg­is­tra­tion plates – a ref­er­ence to the first ever pre­pro­duc­tion Land Rover, reg­is­tra­tion ‘HUE 166’ – com­plete the De­fender.

Last month a team of life-long De­fender fans were in­vited to join the Soli­hull pro­duc­tion line to help build the ve­hi­cle, in­clud­ing Bear Grylls.

He said: “The Land Rover De­fender has been there for me more times than I care to re­mem­ber. They are so of­ten the un­sung he­roes of our TV shows, work­ing hard in the tough­est con­di­tions to get crew in and out of ex­cep­tion­ally chal­leng­ing ter­rains.”

Sup­port­ers helped to build the spe­cial ve­hi­cle

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