And after those 67 years of production, Land Rover has achieved a remarkable feat – its two millionth Series/Defender model, which has been nicknamed ‘Defender 2,000,000.’ Bear Grylls was on hand, among a number of other notable Land Rover devotees, to help assemble Defender 2,000,000. And they all had kind words on offer for the hardy old 4x4s.
“The Land Rover Defender has been there for me more times than I care to remember,” mentions Grylls. “They are so often the unsung heroes of our TV shows, working hard in the toughest conditions to get crew in and out of exceptionally challenging terrains.”
Like the special Defender? You’re in luck, you can own it. The two millionth Defender will be auctioned off on December 16, 2015 by the Bonhams auction house with proceeds benefitting the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and the Born Free Foundation. Auction chairman Robert Brooks admits there’s likely to be “spirited bidding.”