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One of the oldest cars on the market, the current Land Rover Defender celebrates no less than 67 years since its first launch. After such a long career is time for a retirement, which will come at the end of this year. But, until then, the Defender wants to show us he can set a new record.

A unique vehicle has been built to commemorate the UK production of the two-millionth Series Land Rover and Defender. Defender 2,000,000 has been created to be a fitting tribute to almost seven decades of Land Rover production in the Solihull plant, UK.During May 2015, a team of life-long Defender fans were invited to join the Solihull production line in May to help build this one-of-a-kind vehicle, including adventurer Bear Grylls.

Representatives from the IFRC and Born Free also made the journey to Solihull to fit their part to the vehicle, including actress and founder of the Born Free Foundation Virginia McKenna OBE.The vehicle will be publicly unveiled by Bonhams at Goodwood Festival of Speed, being held 25-28 June. After completing a schedule of public appearances throughout the rest of the year, ‘Defender 2,000,000’ will be auctioned at a prestigious charity event, held at the Bonhams auction house in New Bond Street, London on Wednesday 16 December.

The ‘Defender 2,000,000’ vehicle features a range of distinctive finishing touches, including a map of Red Wharf Bay – where the design for the original Land Rover was first drawn in the sand – which is engraved into the aluminium fender, contrasting with the exterior Indus Silver satin paint. A unique ‘no 2,000,000’ badge sits on the rear of the vehicle, which is mirrored on the interior console.

The design is finished with Santorini Black wheels and wheel arches, roof, door hinges, grille and mirror caps.Inside, the leather seats also feature the ‘Red Wharf Bay’ graphic and ‘no 2,000,000’ logos have been stitched on the headrests.

A bespoke aluminium plaque, signed by everyone who helped to assemble the vehicle is fitted to the driver’s seat plinth. On the front and rear, S90 HUE registration plates – a reference to the first ever pre-production Land Rover, registration ‘HUE 166’ – complete this one-of-a-kind Land Rover Defender.

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