Land Rover’s two millionth Defender goes under the hammer

All proceeds raised at Bonhams will be split between three major charities

The first Land Rover Defender was sold in 1948 and as the marque enters its final production run, the two-millionth model – a striking one-of-a-kind satin silver edition – will be auctioned for charity by Bonhams. All proceeds will be split between the world’s largest humanitarian network, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and wildlife conservation non-profit Born Free Foundation.


“The auction is an opportunity to own a piece of Land Rover’s history,” says Dr Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, “while celebrating the role the Defender has played in supporting our humanitarian aid and conservation partners over the decades.” Number 2,000,000 has an all-black interior, Santorini wheels and a map of the Anglesey beach where the original was first drawn in the sand engraved on its aluminium fender.

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