Rutherglen Reformer - - Drive Time Extra - Char­ity auc­tion

A very spe­cial De­fender an­niver­sary model has been built by Land Rover – with help from sup­port­ers of the brand like ad­ven­turer Bear Grylls and ac­tress Vir­ginia McKenna.

The one-of-a-kind ve­hi­cle, which marks the UK pro­duc­tion of the two-mil­lionth Se­ries Land Rover and De­fender, will go un­der the ham­mer at Bon­hams auc­tion house in De­cem­ber as pro­duc­tion of the cur­rent De­fender en­ters its fi­nal phase.

Pro­ceeds from the sale will go to Land Rover’s hu­man­i­tar­ian and con­ser­va­tion part­ners – the In­ter­na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of Red Cross and Red Cres­cent So­ci­eties and the Born Free Foun­da­tion.

Jaguar Land Rover chief Dr Ralf Speth said: “Over 67 years, the Se­ries Land Rover and in turn De­fender has been the trans­port of choice for ex­plor­ers, char­ity or­gan­i­sa­tions, farm­ers and even roy­alty.

“Through­out history it has helped pioneers to reach the un­reach­able. What started life as an agri­cul­tural work­horse has tran­scended the automotive world to be­come a world­wide de­sign icon.”

The ‘ De­fender 2,000,000’ fea­tures dis­tinc­tive touches like a map of Red Wharf Bay – where the de­sign for the orig­i­nal Land Rover was first drawn in the sand – en­graved into the alu­minium De­fender, which con­trasts with the ex­te­rior’s sil­ver satin paint.

A unique ‘no 2,000,000’ badge sits on the rear of the ve­hi­cle, which is mir­rored on the in­te­rior con­sole and the de­sign is fin­ished with San­torini Black wheels and wheel arches, roof, door hinges, grille and mir­ror caps.

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