Queen Elizabeth’s 1968 Land Rover is up for sale at auction for eye-watering price | The Sun

QUEEN Elizabeth's 1968 Land Rover is up for sale at auction for an eye-watering price.

The 1968 Land Rover Series IIA 109" 4×4 was transformed into a "Ceremonial Vehicle" and used by Her late Majesty and HRH Prince Philip during their Silver Jubilee tour in Northern Ireland in 1977.

The Land Rover goes up for sale on Saturday, 16 April 2023, with Bonhams, carrying a guide price of between £60,000 and £90,000.

It was initially commissioned by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) -and was later modified with bespoke coachwork so that it could be used as a royal ceremonial vehicle.

The special gated doors at the rear, along with metal steps, allowed easy access to the vehicle.

The royal couple visited 36 countries with this particular Land Rover, culminating in a historic two-day visit to Hillsborough and Coleraine in Northern Ireland.


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Tim Schofield, head of Bonhams Collector Cars UK, said: “With the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III fast approaching, we are delighted to present this historic vehicle at Goodwood, which played a significant role in the Silver Jubilee celebrations of his mother.

"Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh both had an enduring association with the Land Rover marque and this is an evocative piece of Royal memorabilia."

The car is fitted with a 2.2-litre petrol engine, and is based on the long wheelbase version of the classic Land Rover, with a raised rear seating platform without a roof.

It's also equipped with a ‘traffic light’ system that could signal the driver to stop or continue.

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The Land Rover, which had the military licence plate "00 FG 28," was owned by the Ministry of Defense until it was auctioned off at Ruddington in April 1983.

The winning bidder kept the Land Rover in a personal collection until the current seller, purchased it in September 2017.

Since then, it has seen the odd trip out to events such as the Goodwood Revival.

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