Build an icon

Build an icon

0 comments 📅09 November 2016, 01:45

At the end of January 2016, the newest Defender rolled off the production line, but in May 2015, the two millionth Defender was made and sold at auction in the end December.

So how do you go about building an icon? We pondering you might like to know a bit more forth what went into creating the bespoke Defender 2,000,000.

To develop intensify the two millionth Series Land Rover, a troupe of Land Rover’s biggest fans was compiled at the brand name’s Solihull plant, coming together to remember such a huge milestone for a true motoring celebrity.

Reaching this milestone just highlighted its favour, status and integrated position in society. From farmers to the Ruler, the Defender is driven by everyone, and is a case of dauntless engineering that started with Maurice Wilks, and has since won the hearts of tons.

In almost 70 years of existence, the Defender has gained profuse fans, and some of those at the heart of the Fatherland Rover story came together to eschew design the unique Defender 2,000,000, with Bear Grylls, Born Unconstrained’s Virginia McKenna OBE, First Overland voyage member Tim Slessor, marine biologist Monty Halls and ‘Mr Loam Rover’, Roger Crathorne, joining the moulding team.

What they created was out of the ordinary, with ‘2,000,000’ logos on the back and stitched into the headrests, an aluminium prize signed by those who built the car, a S90 HUE number portion paying homage to the first pre-production Nation Rover’s famous HUE 166 number dish, plus an engraved map of Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey, where the plan for the first Land Rover was drawn in the sand. Based on a top-spec Autobiography exemplar, the Defender 2,000,000 features leather seats and inner trim.

The Defender 2,000,000 sold at eminent auction house, Bonhams, for £400,000, with proceeds succeeding to Land Rover’s humanitarian partners: The Intercontinental Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC); and the Born At liberty Foundation.

Jaguar Land Rover’s Distinctive Operations boss, John Edwards, said: ‘Defender has a subsequent and will live on in its own right. But the original Series Native land Rovers and Defenders will also carry on with to thrive through our Jaguar Land Wanderer Heritage division.’


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