Land Rover donates millionth Range Rover to Help for Heroes
Land Rover employees, enthusiasts and owners are celebrating the landmark build the one millionth Range Rover, vehicle to be auctioned for Help for Heroes.
Posted November 05, 2010
By SHAUN CONLIN, EVERGEEK MEDIA
The landmark build of the one millionth Range Rover, an "ultimate" black Range Rover Autobiography, has just rolled out of the company's Solihull, UK manufacturing plant, where three generations of the Range Rover have been built since June 1970.
The milestone vehicle has been delivered to Jeremy Clarkson, Patron of Help for Heroes, a registered charity providing direct, practical support for men and women of the British Armed Forces who have been wounded in service since 9/11.
The Range Rover is being donated to Help for Heroes for a fund-raising auction, and as the highest-specification model currently available, the Range Rover Vogue, valued in excess of GBP85,000 (US$138,000), it is estimated that the auction will raise at least GBP100,000 (US$162,000) for the charity when it hits the auction block later this year.
"We're delighted that Land Rover has chosen to give Help for Heroes their millionth Range Rover," said Bryn Parry, CEO and Co-founder of Help for Heroes. "This is a real milestone in their history and so a very special donation, made even more special by knowing the money raised from the car will be able to provide much needed funds to help our wounded heroes on their road to recovery."
One of the most significant vehicles in the history of motoring, the Range Rover was touted as the world's first vehicle as good on-road as off-road. It remains Land Rover's flagship model, aptly described as "peerlessly blending comfort, luxury, design, technology and versatility in one highly-accomplished package."