My boss bought this Land Rover a year ago as a restoration project, but it stood aroundfor 10 months, doing nothing. He then changed his mind and asked me to stick it on eBay to get rid of it for him. Instead, as i was after it anyway, I decided to but it off him to restore it myself. I was excited about getting stuck into the project and started to clean the green paintwork back to get a good idea of the true condition of the bodywork. As i scraped back the paint, I came across a yellow coat underneath the green topcoat. Then, as i continued to clean, I discovered black lettering which confirmed it was an original AA Road Service Series I.
Feeling pretty pleased with my find, I posted pictures on local Land Rover websites through Facebook. A few people advised me to contact a guy called Tony Knott. He looks after KLX 770, another Series I AA vehicle, and other historic vehicles in its fleet. He told me that my vehicle's registration number, NGF 998, was one he was familiar with, and said he'd check the AA archives for photo. A week later, he sent me copies.
More information unfolded via Facebook. Apparently, my Land Rover was used as the reference vehicle for a diecast model, made by Morestone. I searched for it without success until someone on Facebook told me of one for sale in Texas, USA, which I bought. Another exciting find!
This owner review appeared in the December 2015 issue of LRO. Current and Back issues are available to download on digital devices here. Please note, we only hold stocks of the the last three back issues.