Auctioneer honoured to offer ‘The Queen’s Land Rover’
Historics at Brooklands – the auctioneer of fine classic cars and vehicles of distinction – has been given the royal seal of 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 Land Rover ‘Royal Review State’ V Series III was intriguingly modified in April 1979 by REME Central Workshops in Donnington, to include a traffic light system allowing the Queen to signal the driver to stop, slow or start.
Having covered just 1,892 miles from new, this unique feature, as well as double rear doors and rear retractable step, remain in place and in full working order, setting this Land Rover aside from the other 440,000 Series III models built between 1971 and 1985.
Offered at auction with an estimate of £15,000 to £18,000*, Historics last sale of 2012 represents a unique opportunity to acquire a very rare and desirable piece of motoring heritage.
Commenting on the consignment, Historics’ Auction Director Edward Bridger-Stille noted: “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,” he concluded.
Source: Historics at Brooklands