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 |  Nov 08 2010, 2:22 PM

They’ve finally done it. After 40 years, Land Rover has finally reached the magic, one million production target for the original luxury off-roader, the Range Rover.

And to mark the occasion, the actual one-millionth example to roll off the Solihull assembly line in the UK – a black Vogue Autobiography edition, will be donated to British Charity Help for Heroes.

As the name might suggest, this charity was created to help those members of the armed forces wounded in combat with assistance upon their return back to Britain. It’s one of the fastest growing foundations in the United Kingdom and the donated Range Rover, which will be auctioned off for charity, is set to bring in the equivalent of more than $150,000 when it goes under the hammer.

Help for Heroes will receive the black Range Rover at a handing over ceremony as part of  the BBC’s Top Gear Live, held at the Earl’s Court Exhibition Center in West London. Personally receiving the keys on behalf of the charity will be none other than Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson, who also happens to be a patron of Help for Heroes.

Press release after the jump:

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