Land Rover production kicked off 67 years ago at the factory in Solihull, United Kingdom and since then they have managed to assemble 2,000,000 units of the Series I, II, III and Defender. Interestingly, the Series I entered production at the Lode Lane facility back in 1947 and was officially launched on April 30, 1948 at the Amsterdam Motor Show.
To celebrate this great achievement, Land Rover has prepared a special one-off “Defender 2,000,000” that comes with a wide array of cosmetic tweaks both inside and out. For example, the aluminum fender has an engraved map of Red Wharf Bay as a throwback to the location where the original Land Rover was drawn in sand. The body wears an Indus Silver satin paint while the back of the vehicle has a bespoke “no 2,000,000” badge that can also be found inside the cabin on the console. Land Rover decided to use a Santorini Black finish for the door hinges, roof, wheel arches, side mirror caps and also for the front grille.
Stepping inside the cabin, the Land Rover Defender 2,000,000 has a unique aluminum plaque on the driver seat’s plinth which has been signed by all the people who were involved in the vehicle’s assembly. Moreover, the leather-wrapped seats have a “Red Wharf Bay” graphic and “2,000,000” logos stitched onto the headrests.
To complete the look, Land Rover has installed S90 HUE registration plates both at the front and the rear as a connection to the company’s first ever pre-production car which was registered “HUE 166”.
This special Defender is going to be shown to the public later this week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed while on December 16 this year it will be auctioned at a charity event organized at the Bonhams auction house. All proceeds are going to be donated to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Born Free Foundation.
As a final note, Land Rover has previously announced production of the current generation Defender will come to an end in December.