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Land Rover marks 1 million Range Rovers with charity donation

Thu, 04 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0700

Land Rover commemorated the production of Range Rover No. 1,000,000 by donating a car to Britain's Help for Heroes charity, which helps wounded war veterans and their families. The charity plans to sell the car at an auction later this year.

It took 40 years and three generations of the Range Rover, to reach the 1 million mark. The milestone vehicle, a Range Rover Autobiography in ultimate black, was built at Land Rover's Solihull manufacturing plant in England.

“Everyone in Land Rover will be happy we're able to mark his landmark occasion in such a way after the 40 years of producing this iconic vehicle,” said Phil Popham, Land Rover's managing director.

Land Rover gave the charity a Range Rover Vogue, the highest-specification model available. The automaker said the SUV is valued at about $138,500, and the charity hopes to raise at least $163,000 when it is auctioned.

By Byron Trimble