The farewell celebrations for the Land Rover Defender are entering the next round. According to S ondermodellen and a historic beach party , the number 2,000,000 has now been combined in Sollihull. For this purpose, the British off-road vehicle manufacturer gathered a number of prominent Defender fans who participated in individual steps in production. This is also possible because a large part of the Defender production is still real craft and not, as with modern vehicles, most of the work is done by robots.
Land Rover Defender Anniversary Model
So Dr. Ralph Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, put the wrench in his hand to complete the anniversary Defender. Furthermore, the television actor Bear Grylls mounted the wheels of the anniversary model. Nick Rogers, Jaguar Land Rover Director Group Engineering, and Alan Volkaerts, Operations Director at the Solihull plant also used the tool. The long history of the model was also represented - with 'Mr. Land Rover' Roger Crathorne and Stephen and Nick Wilks, the sons of Land Rover founders Maurice and Spencer Wilks. A total of 18 celebrities, including rally legend Hubert Auriol, worked with them and used a signature plaque that adorns the Land Rover Defender's anniversary model.
Another' Huey '
The two millionth Land Rover Defender is a short 90's right-hand drive station that has been given numerous special features. On the flank there is an engraved map of the 'Red Warf Bay', where, according to legend, Land Rover inventor Wilks drew the first drawing of the cult car into the sandy beach. In addition to a lot of leather and aluminum trim, the interior is equipped with embroidered 'Red Warf Bay' drawings and 'No. 2,000,000' motifs on the seats. Another special feature is the license plate, which in Great Britain is always assigned to the car even if the owner changes: 'S90 HUE' is intended to remind of the legendary 'Huey', the first pre-series Land Rover from 1947 with the license plate HUE 166.
Although the Land Rover Defender in its current form 'only' saw the light of day in 1983 and for themTwo million mark including the predecessor models of series I to III, the collector's item should achieve a proud price: Land Rover wants to have the millionaire Defender auctioned by Bonhams auction house in December and divide the proceeds between the Red Cross and the animal welfare organization Born Free Foundation /p>