In celebration of this monumentous feat, a special edition Defender will be unveiled at Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, it will then do a number of public appearences before heading to auction at Bonhams in December with all proceeds donated to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies and the Born Free Foundation.
A map of Red Wharf bay, where the original Land Rover was drawn in the sand – will be engraved onto a plaque fitted to the aluminium fender. Complementing the plaque is a ‘2,000,000’ badge sitting on the rear of the vehicle. Harking back to the first pre production Land Rover, dubbed ‘Huey’ HUE 166, this special edition Defender will wear ‘S90 HUE’ number plates.
Inside, the 2,000,000 badges are carried over, with logos sticthed into the headrests and ‘Red Wharf bay’ graphics adordning the leather seats and a plaque signed by everyone who helped assemble the vehicle is fitted to the driver’s plinthe.
Dr Ralf Speth, Chief Executive of Jaguar Land Rover, said: “Over 67 years, the Series Land Rover and in turn Defender has been the transport of choice for explorers, charity organisations, farmers and even royalty.