Auction company, Historics at Brooklands has been given approval by the Ministry of Defence, to auction ‘The Queen’s Land Rover’ at its forthcoming sale at Brooklands, on Saturday 24th November.
Commissioned for the Queen and owned by the MoD, the 1978 Series III Land Rover, Royal Review State V The Land Rover has covered a mere 1,892 miles from new. It was modified in April 1979 by REME Central Workshops in Donington when modifications included fitting a traffic light system that allowed the Queen to signal the driver to stop, slow or start. This unique feature, as well as double rear doors and a retractable rear step, remain in place and in full working order.
It is to be offered at auction with an estimate of £15,000 to £18,000, at Historics last sale of 2012. Commenting on the consignment, Historics’ Auction Director Edward Bridger-Stille said, 'We are excited and honoured to be entrusted with the task of finding a new home for such a unique vehicle. We pride ourselves on bringing distinctive vehicles to auction, and despite prolific production of the Series III Land Rover, it’s highly unlikely one like this will ever come to auction again.'
For more information on Historics at Brooklands auction on the afternoon of Saturday November 24th, call 0800 988 3838 or visit the website, www.historics.co.uk. click here for Historics at Brooklands