Range Rover Royal Ceremonial Vehicle
In 1971, the hard-working 1953 Royal 86in ceremonial transport looked in need of being augmented and so Rover’s managing director suggested the firm’s latest 4x4 as the basis for a new vehicle. After extensive consultations between the Royal Household and British Leyland, the eventual 1974 car began life as a standard Range Rover sans tailgate doors and roof. It was then transformed into a vehicle fit for the Mews – one intriguing detail is that some of the body was made from aluminium as opposed to steel. Durability is a fundamental element of any parade car.