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by David Phillips, 27th July 2016

Last chance to buy a new one as JCB auctions off surplus Defenders

ENTHUSIASTS are getting a final chance to snap up a brand-new Defender. The iconic model ceased production early this year, but machinery manufacturers JCB are selling off five pristine examples from their own fleet that have never been driven.
The five Defenders are among the last ever made. Each have delivery mileage only and are to be sold off at a unique auction in Staffordshire in September.
They will be the star attractions at the sale, in which a variety of JCB’s surplus vehicles are going under the hammer.
The Land Rovers going under the hammer at the sale are a Defender 110 Limited Edition Adventure; Defender 110 Station Wagon; Defender 110 County Double Cab; Defender 90 County Station Wagon and Defender 90 Station Wagon. All have 2.2 TDCi diesel engines and come with more than two years’ manufacturers’ warranty and Land Rover breakdown cover for the period of the warranty.
A JCB spokesman said: “JCB has used Land Rovers for many decades and these particular models are surplus to requirements. We expect their appearance at the JCB Auction will generate a lot of interest.”
The Land Rovers will be up for sale on Tuesday, September 20, at 9.30am at an auction staged at JCB’s World Headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire. The auction – which is the 45th hosted by JCB – will take place at the JCB Arena.  Internet bids for all lots will also be accepted.
Potential buyers will be able to view the vehicles and other lots on Friday September 16 and Monday September 19, between 11am and 5pm.
The highly-popular JCB auctions attract people from all around the UK and overseas.  An event earlier this year generated interest from the UK, Europe, the USA, India, Israel, Australia, the Middle East and the Far East – with 96 machines and 500 lots of spares and attachments sold.
Visit www.amsauctions.co.uk to view the auction catalogue and see images of all the vehicles for sale.

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