Our 32 exclusive images reveal the details of that final model, which was the 2,016,933rd to be produced. It's owned by Jaguar Land Rover itself and will forever mark the end of a model that was on sale for a staggering 68 years.
Land Rover commissioned this final Defender to be built in as similar spec as possible to the first ever Series car. Despite the near seven-decade age difference, the resemblance between the two cars shows just how little has changed since the Land Rover Series’ inception in 1948.
The final Defender is a 90, the smallest production Defender with a 93in wheelbase, and is finished in Grasmere Green, the same as the first car. Again, like the first car, it has been built in UK right-hand-drive form and wears a soft-top.
In keeping with original specifications, it gets two parts that have been fitted to all open-top Series Land Rovers since 1948: hood cleats and an underbody support strut.
At its heart is a 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, which was sourced from the Ford Transit and has been standard fitment in the Defender since 2012.
The car’s number plate, H166 HUE, and the fake HUE 166 number plate decals are in tribute to the original Land Rover, which was nicknamed Huey.
Inside there's cream coloured leather seats, and the dash trim has been painted in the same colour as the exterior.
The last ever Defender will be kept as part of the Land Rover Heritage Collection.
Interestingly, Land Rover employees have already begun referring to it as the last of the ‘current Defenders’, suggesting thoughts are quickly turning to its replacement. That car isn’t expected to arrive before 2018, however.