Gaydon, Warwickshire, England – Land Rover has build its one millionth Range Rover, which will be auctioned for charity.
The landmark vehicle, a black Range Rover Autobiography, was produced at the company’s Solihull manufacturing plant, which has built three generations of Range Rover since 1970.
Land Rover’s managing director Phil Popham drove the vehicle to London, followed by a convoy of vintage Range Rovers driven by their owners, where it was handed over to Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson on behalf of the charity Help for Heroes. The charity helps British soldiers who have been wounded in war.
“Land Rover is very proud to support the Help for Heroes charity by donating the one millionth Range Rover,” Popham said. “The vehicle will be auctioned later this year and should raise valuable funds for the practical and direct provision of aid for wounded service people and their families. Everyone involved in Land Rover, from the management, to the employees at Solihull, to the original Range Rover team, will be happy we’re able to mark this landmark occasion in such a way after the forty years of producing this iconic vehicle.”
The Range Rover being donated is the highest-specification model currently available. Retailing for £85,000, it is expected to raise over £100,000 for the charity when auctioned later this year.