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