The two-millionth production Land Rover Defender is set for one last big show before it gets auctioned off for charity. The one-off Landie will go public display for Series Land Rover and Defender heritage exhibition at Bonhams London on 15 and 16 December.
The exhibition will celebrate 67 years of UK production and pays homage to the Defender itself as one of the world’s most iconic car designs. It will include a ‘hall of fame’ which highlights the car’s movie career driven by the likes of Steve McQueen and Daniel Craig, and also its role as a supporter of the British government and the Royal family, having served Sir Winston Churchill and Her Majesty The Queen.
But it’s not all about the high life. The Defender is also a hero of the commoners, having played a major role in expeditions as well as rescue missions all around the world. It is the boxy shape of a Defender you see hurrying to rescue distressed public wherever calamity strikes – a fact documented by a wall dedicated to capturing the moment that Land Rover made an impact on people’s lives.
Following the exhibition, the Land Rover Defender 2,000,000 will go under the hammer with all proceeds from the sale to be donated in their entirety to International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Born Free Foundation. So get bidding!