Land Rover Defender sold for £400,000

The one-of-a-kind Land Rover 'Defender 2,000,000' has sold for £400,000 at a prestigious charity auction at Bonhams and is thought to be the most valuable production Land Rover ever to be sold at auction.

A host of VIPs including Joanna Lumley joined collectors and fans of the iconic vehicle as the milestone Defender went under the hammer. The very special 'Defender 2,000,000' - the two millionth Series Land Rover and Defender produced at Land Rover Solihull, UK was assembled by an all-star cast including adventurer Bear Grylls and actress and conservationist Virginia McKenna. The vehicle was created as a tribute to almost seven decades of Land Rover Defender production in the Solihull plant, which will be coming to an end in January 2016.

All proceeds from the auction have been donated to Land Rovers humanitarian and conservation partners, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Born Free Foundation.