Take a ride in Huey!

The very first Land Rover will be taking passenger rides later this month.

HUE 166, the old Land Rover in the world

by Theo Ford-Sagers |

HUE 166, the first Land Rover ever built and one of the heroes of the British Motor Museum, will be taking passenger rides at a special event on Friday 29 April.

Named ‘Museum on the Move’, the event will give museum members a rare chance to ride in some of the Gaydon collection's most iconic classics.

Huey is the star of the show, but other cars being prepared include a 1983 Metro 6R4 prototype, 1931 MG 18/80, 1966 Austin Healey 3000 and 1961 TVR Grantura.

Taking place from 4pm–8:30pm, the event will start with drinks and canapés in the stunning Sky Suite, where guests will get the chance to meet and chat with specialists from the Collections Team, as well as fellow members passionate about British automotive history. Guests will then be introduced to the fabulous selection of cars and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells as the engines are fired up.

Member tickets are £25 per adult, and Premium members may attend for free. Museum membership costs £3.50 month / £42 year, and a key perk is year-round access.

The collection holds dozens of rare and unique Land Rovers, including a 1958 Cuthbertson conversion, a Range Rover Classic from the Darien Gap Expedition, a Royal Review Series I, Range Stormer concept, Llama prototype military van and lots more.

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What, or who, is Huey?

HUE 166 is perhaps the most famous Land Rover in the world. He rolled out of Solihull in March 1948 as the first of the pre-production prototype Series Is, before customers’ orders started being fulfilled that summer.

He’s not to be confused with Juey (JYE 477), the first production Land Rover and the subject of a prize-winning revitalisation by specialist Julian Shoolheifer.

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