20th Sep, 2023 12:00

30th Anniversary Sale at The Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

 
  Lot 479
 

1970 Land Rover Series IIA 88
Featured in the film Peter Rabbit 2

Sold for £10,000

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: YYB 630H
Chassis No: 24138473G
MOT: Exempt

  • 'Hero vehicle' in Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway starring Margot Robbie, James Corden, Rose Byrne, and Domhnall Gleeson
  • Subject to a full repaint and retrim in preparation for filming
  • A well-maintained example fitted with overdrive
  • Offered with supporting documentation

A sympathetic update of its much-loved predecessor, the Land Rover Series II was introduced in April 1958. Featuring sill panels and a rounded wing / belt line, the newcomer’s sleeker sheet metal was the work of David Bache and clothed an improved chassis. Thus, as well as better rear wheel articulation and sharper steering, the Series II boasted wider axles and a new gearbox (complete with synchromesh on 3rd and 4th gears). Available with a choice of 2.25-litre petrol or 2-litre diesel four-cylinder engines, the Land Rover could be had in 88-inch or 109-inch wheelbase guises (though, the SWB model made do with a petrol 2-litre unit until September 1958). A popular model, the Series II accounted for some 62,000 sales in its first two years of production. Announced in 1961, the subtly upgraded Series IIA benefited from an improved cooling system and the arrival of a 2.25-litre diesel engine. Export models had their headlamps repositioned in the front wings for 1968 with domestic Landies gaining the same revised visage the following year. Phased out of production in 1971, the Series IIA is judged by some to be the most durable Series Land Rover ever made.

Manufactured in 1970, chassis number 24138473G was registered new in the United Kingdom on the 8th of April that year and is an 88-inch wheelbase example with a Pickup body style. Finished in Land Rover Pastel Green with Tan interior upholstery, the 2.25-litre diesel engine mated to the four-speed gearbox with overdrive. Acquired as one of two Land Rovers to feature as the hero vehicle in Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway film starring A-listers including Margot Robbie, James Corden, Rose Byrne, and Domhnall Gleeson, the Land Rover was prepared for the film by a Land Rover specialist, with the Series IIA mechanically prepared, repainted, and retrimmed. Wearing a ‘dummy’ registration number (GRP 218K) in the film, the vendor informs that the 88’’ is in ‘good’ condition in regards to the bodywork, paintwork, engine, gearbox, and electrical equipment and ‘very good’ interior trim. Supplied with documentation from the production company confirming its provenance, the Land Rover also has a current V5C document.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
paul.cheetham@handh.co.uk
07538 667452

 

Auction: 30th Anniversary Sale at The Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 20th Sep, 2023

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