Land Rover has created a special Defender to celebrate building the 2,000,000th unit at the Solihull factory in UK.
Production at this facility kicked off in 1947 with the Series I model and now after almost seven decades the factory has reached the two millionth milestone of the Series Land Rover (Series I, II, III) and Defender. Several Defender fans including Bear Grylls were invited last month at the factory to help put together the one-off Defender which comes with several exterior and interior tweaks.
Starting on the outside, the map of Red Wharf Bay - where the original model was drawn in sand - has been engraved on the aluminum fender while the body wears a Silver Satin paint scheme. The back of the car hosts a "no 2,000,000" badge and there is a special Santorini Black look for the wheels, door hinges, wheel arches, mirror caps and grille.
Stepping inside the cabin, it has leather-wrapped seats with a "Red Wharf Bay" graphic and "no 2,000,000" logos stitched onto the headrests. Fitted to the driver's seat plinth is an aluminum plaque that has been signed by everyone who helped assembly the car. Land Rover has also installed "S90 HUE" registration plates as a throwback to their first pre-production model's "HUE 166" plates. As a final touch, the interior cabin hosts a "2,000,000" badge on the center console.
Following its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed later this week, the unique Defender will make its appearance at several venues in the following months, prior to hitting the auction block on December 16 at the Bonhams auction house in London. All the money earned will be directed to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Born Free Foundation.
December will also be the month when Land Rover will conclude production of the current generation Defender which will be succeeded by an all-new model in 2018.