Land Rover auction at Bovington this week

107in Station Wagon at Dukes auction

by Theo Ford-Sagers |

Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset will host an auction of around 25 Land Rovers on Thursday (6 October).

The sale includes various Series Land Rover parts and trailers – including a Camel Trophy RIB – and might be the first-ever Land Rover-only auction in the UK.

The vehicles will be displayed among the tank collection, making this a fun day out as well as a chance to make a purchase in the company of like-minded enthusiasts. Run by Duke’s Auctioneers, the 'Icons of Motoring' sale will include vehicles from a 14,000-mile expedition from Chartwell in South Africa to Chartwell in England.

Leading the C2C Mission is ‘Winston’, a 1985 Series III which was driven from the UK to Africa in 2001 and abandoned there after it broke down. It has now been accompanied on its trek back home by various other Series vehicles, Defenders, and even a IIB Forward Control. The expedition's 107in Station Wagon and IIB Forward Control will be included in the Land Rover auction, along with Winston.

Winston the Series III
Winston the Series III has been driving to the UK from South Africa and will be for sale at Bovington's Land Rover auction.

Highlights of the Land Rover auction include...

  • Three Land Rovers from the C2C Mission: Series I 107in Station Wagon, Series III 88in (‘Winston’), Series IIB Forward Control Tdi (camper conversion)

  • Three further Series Is: 1950 80in, 1957 88in, 1952 Minerva

  • 101 Forward Control GS

  • Series IIs, IIAs and IIIs, including projects

  • Defender 90s and 110s (original shape), including a 200Tdi rolling chassis, various Tdis and a 2013 TDCi ‘Spectre’ look-alike

  • 1988 One Ten V8 ‘barn find’

  • B-reg One Ten Tipper ‘barn find’ with spare engine

  • Discovery 2 V8 GS

  • Various Series body panels, including Series I rear tub, truck cab and windscreen

  • Various Series Land Rover wheels

  • Series I axles, gearbox, bumpers, leaf springs and hubs

  • Series II grille and panel, dash binnacles, Steering wheel, indicator arm

  • Various Range Rover Classic parts

  • Heater blowers (Smiths type and Series III)

  • Two Series III 24v alternators

  • Three trailers: Brockhouse single axle, Barnes & Windsor trailer, trailer-mounted Stuart petrol engine.

  • Various commemorative Land Rover T-shirts

  • A RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) used on the 2000 Camel Trophy.

Victoria Wild of Duke's Auctioneers said: ‘When we were approached by the Chartwell 2 Chartwell team about running this sale, it just seemed like such a great fit for us. We’ve previously sold some quite high-level Churchill memorabilia, and we’ve held a couple of auctions at Bovington before, which obviously has a strong WWII component. A lot of us here are keen on Land Rovers too!’

Funds from the Land Rover auction will be donated to HUGE and Armour, two charities focused on sustainable food and water management in Africa. Bidding will begin at 9am on October 6, with auction lots available to view 10am-5pm over the preceding two days.

Find the full catalogue on the auctioneer’s website. And for other Land Rover events, see our main list.

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