Rare Peter Rabbit Land Rover up for auction

Rare Peter Rabbit Land Rover up for auction

A classic Land Rover used in the new Peter Rabbit movie will go up for auction next month.

The Pastel Green 88-inch Series IIA is said to be one of two used in the 3D live-action animated comedy film based around the famous Beatrix Potter characters. If you’re going to the cinema to watch the film, look out for it in location shots in the Lake District. It’ll be wearing a false registration, says auctioneers H&H, but it’s definitely the same Landy.

Being sold by film vehicle suppliers Action 99 Cars, this Series IIA was manufactured in 1969 and is powered by the more desirable 2.25-litre petrol engine. Said to drive ‘as good as it looks’ (which is mighty fine, from these pictures), the Land Rover will be given a fresh MOT in time for auction. A search of the car’s MOT history reveals it’s recently failed on a number of things – but they’re all fairly small issues such as a poor handbrake and a few insecure parts.

The interior appears pretty fresh, thanks to a set of refurbished tan seats, while the bodywork and engine are described as being in excellent condition.

As investments go, a mint old Land Rover with a red carpet history probably isn’t one you’d regret. The auctioneers expect it to make between £10,000 and £15,000 when it goes under the hammer at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford on 21 March.

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