Land Rover Milestone: 2 Millionth Land Rover Defender

June 22nd, 2015 by

Solihull- In May 2015 a group of very special guests to the Land Rover Solihull plant assisted in building the 2 Millionth Land Rover Defender. The unique “Defender 2,000,000”   a chart of Red Wharf Bay (where the design for the original Land Rover was first drawn in the sand), an Indus Silver satin paint, as well as Santorini Black wheels and wheel arches, roof, door hinges, grille and mirror caps.

2,000,000 Land Rover Defender

Built in Solihull: the 2,000,000 Land Rover Defender

A badge is placed at the rear of the vehicle and on the interior console to mark the 2,000,000 vehicle. Inside, the leather seats also feature the “Red Wharf Bay” graphic and  logos stitched on the headrests.

An additional special touch on this milestone vehicle includes a plaque with each special guest helpers signature.

Special Guest Builders:
Theo Paphitis- Entrepenuer
Invicitus Games Competitors- JJ Chalmers, Dave Henson, Luke Darlington and Paul Vice
Dr. Ralph Speth- CEO of Jaguar Land Rover
Virginia McKenna Obe- Actress and Founder of the Born Free Foundation
Will Tavers Obe- President of the Born Free Foundation
Bear Grylls- Adventurer
Tim Slessor- Crew Member of the First Overland Expedition 1955
Monty Halls- Marine Biologist & Conservationist
Stephen & Nick Wilkes- Sons of Maurice and Spencer Wilks who designed and created the first ever Land Rover.
Nick Rogers-Director of Group Engineering, Land Rover
Mike Adamson & Joelle Tanguy- Chief Executive of the British Red Cross and Under Secretary, International Federation of Red Cross
Adam Volkaerts-Operations Director Jaguar Land Rover Solihull
Roger Crathorne- ‘Mr. Land Rover’ Highly respected Land Rover employee & driving instructor for over 5 decades.
Adam Henson- TV Presenter and Land Rover UK Ambassador
Robert Brooks- Chairman of Bonhams auction house
Commander Stephen Higman- Captain of the HMS Defender

The 2,000,000 iconic Defender will be auctioned off  at Bonhams, London December 2015. Funds from the sale of this vehicle will go to Land Rover supported charities, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Born Free Foundation.