In an effort to drum up some more interest surrounding the auction of the ‘Defender 2 000 000’ (the two millionth Defender to be produced) a short film released today shows the Defender, one of the world’s best-loved 4x4s, as a London taxi of sorts.
The film also stars a number of other more unusual, specially modified vehicles including a Series II Land Rover ice cream van, a specially tailored Paul Smith Defender and the first ever Series Land Rover show car, displayed at the Amsterdam Motor Show in 1948, all taking in London’s famous landmarks as the taxi weaves its way to the auction house.
The charity auction of the Defender 2 000 000 being will be held at Bonhams (one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques) New Bond Street headquarters on 16 December.
It’s nice to know that all proceeds from the auction will be donated to Land Rover’s humanitarian and conservation partners – the Born Free Foundation and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
The Defender 2 000 000 will be on display at a specially curated exhibition from 15-16 December for prospective bidders to preview the vehicle at Bonhams ahead of its auction.