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Two millionth Defender fetches huge price at auction

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Two millionth Defender fetches huge price at auction

The two millionth Defender to roll off the production line has been sold for a eye-watering £400,000 at auction, with all proceeds going to charity.

Sold at a charity event run by Bonhams, the 2,000,000 Defender is thought to be the most expensive Land Rover ever sold.

Despite a group being set up to keep the Defender in the UK, it is believed that the milestone model was purchased by a buyer from Qatar.

All the money raised from the sale will now be donated to the International Federation of Red Cross, Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Born Free.

The Unique Defender was manufactured over ten days earlier this year and designed with help from tens of Land Rover ambassadors; including Theo Paphitis and Bear Grylls.

Bespoke touches include a ‘S90 HUE’ number plate in homage to the first-ever production model, a plaque signed by all the staff involved in its making and a map of Anglesey’s Red Wharf Bay, where the original sketching for the range was drawn in the sand.

Dr Ralph Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, believes that the charity auction was a “suitable” way to pay respect to the Defender’s history of “supporting humanitarian aid and conservation partners” over its lifecycle.