The Series I Land Rover that was plucked out of a barn then restored by Ant Anstead and his team, will be on the Kahn Design stand at our East of England Showground event.
The 1950 export model 80-inch was originally sold to an owner in Tanganyika, Kenya before its owner returned to the UK to live in Norfolk. It was first registered for use on UK roads in 1956, but had spent more than 40 years as an unstarted restoration project in a barn before becoming one of the TV show's biggest stars when it first aired earlier this year.
Its complete restoration (including controversially respraying it Bronze Green rather than preserve the patina accrued over the years) featured in episode two alongside Land Rover luminaries such as Series I expert Tom Pickford, Dunsfold DLR's Phil Bashall and Exmoor Trim. We even spotted LRO's resident historian James Taylor! The Series I really made headlines when it sold for an eye-watering £41,100 at the end-of-series auction.
Anstead is planning to attend the show too. He has made no secret of the fact that the Series I was his favourite of the six vehicles restored, and has since formed an alliance with Kahn to build limited-edition vehicles including a long-nose 550bhp V8-powered Land Rover Defender 'Huntsman' under the Ant-Kahn banner.
For more details about the Land Rover Owner International Show 2014, which takes place at Peterborough's East of England Showground on September 20-21, see LROshow.com. You can still book discounted tickets in advance: reserve a camping pitch until 9pm on Thursday, Sept 18 and admission tickets until 9pm on Friday, Sept 19. It’s going to be a great weekend for the whole family to enjoy!