For a vehicle as iconic as the Defender, the 2,000,000th off the line had to be something special. The Land Rover Defender 2,000,000 is not only special, it's a one-of-a-kind. Produced at the Solihull manufacturing facility in the UK, this milestone Defender 90 Station Wagon not only has the unique distinction of being a one-off, but also has some distinct features you won't find on any other Defenders. Finishing touches include a map of Red Wharf Bay, where the original Land Rover design was drawn in the sand, that is etched into the exterior along with a Defender 2,000,000 badge. The no. 2,000,000 logos are also stitched into the headrests and the Red Wharf Bay graphic is featured again on the leather and cloth seats. To be auctioned off in December, proceeds go to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Born Free Foundation.
There are restorations, and then there's this fantastic 1959 Chevrolet Viking Short Bus. Designed to hold up to 12 passengers and a driver, two sofas in the center fold down and can be used as double twin beds or a single queen size. Found sitting abandoned in a field, Winkelman Architecture re-imagined this relic and turned it into a one-of-a-kind RV that combines design with vintage transportation.
It's rare to find a car from the '60s that's mostly original. It's even harder to find one in this condition. As close to showroom new as you'll see, this 1968 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 is an outstanding example of Toyota's classic SUV. Its original 3.9L F-engine has been completely restored, its 3-speed transmission has retained its original low-range, the electrical system is all original, save for the electronic ignition that was added for convenience, the interior is pristine, and the hardtop is the same material as the body. Only small details like emblems and lights were replaced — using authentic Land Cruiser parts, of course — so while it might look new, you can rest assured that it is, indeed, from another era.
Photos: Lorenzo Botero