Germany’s final Land Rover Defender raises €100,000 for a children’s home
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One of the final German Land Rover Defender Heritage models has raised more than €100,000 for a children’s home in Kenya, after it went under the hammer.
The Defender 90 Heritage was auctioned by Sotheby’s Hamburg at an exclusive event attended by a number of celebrities, with all the proceeds from the night going to the Furaha Phoenix Children’s House near Mombasa.
A bid of €100,000 was enough to claim one of Germany’s final Land Rover Defenders, with the new owner keen to drive their new Grasmere Green vehicle home.
To help boost the proceeds on the evening, brand ambassador and actor, Henio Ferch signed one of his polo rackets and helmets he used while captaining Land Rover’s polo team. Currently driving a 1974 Series II, he was glad to see the Heritage Defender find a new loving home, adding:
“The Defender has the original DNA of Land Rover. It has studs and aluminium plates, and is simply indestructible. It conveys authenticity and emotion – that’s what I enjoy, and I am happy to see this Defender will be appreciated.”
The Furaha Phoenix Children’s House cares for more than 50 street and orphan children, supporting them with an education and opportunities for the future.