SAS Rangie!

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

A Range Rover orig­i­nally used by the SAS is go­ing un­der the ham­mer next month. The no-re­serve 1996 Vogue SE, which re­ceived a num­ber of mod­i­fi­ca­tions at Land Rover’s Spe­cial Ve­hi­cle Di­vi­sion, is one of more than 130 clas­sics be­ing sold by His­torics when it re­turns to its Brook­lands Mu­seum base on 8 July.

It in­cludes a covert ra­dio, roll cage, and sirens, plus an up­rated V8. It needs a full restora­tion, and has only par­tial his­tory, as most of its colour­ful past with the SAS has to re­main clas­si­fied.

Auc­tion di­rec­tor Ed­ward Bridger-Stille says: ‘In a fight, the men you want on your side are, with­out doubt, the SAS. The ques­tion is, though, who do they rely on? Well, it turns out in this case it’s a Range Rover. It has a se­cret his­tory which stands it apart… but if I told you what that was, of course, I’d have to kill you…’ ❚ his­torics.co.uk

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