Churchill's Land-Rover makes a mammoth £129,000

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An S1 Land-Rover modified for Sir Winston Churchill has smashed its estimate, making nearly £130,000 against what already looked like a generous pre-sale guide price of £50-60,000.

The vehicle was presented to Churchill for his 80th birthday and he was regularly chauffeured around his 300-acre Chartwell estate in Kent in it.

It was sold in Cambridgeshire yesterday by Cheffins.

Full sale report follows shortly, but for more info on the Landie click here

Comments

ik1

Not surprising at all taking into account what is happenning in the latest auctions.

It was just yesterday that I was reading the presentation of this auction you did in the magazine (I think it was in the DB4 zagato issue, I had also the last one in hand) and as I was reading I thought that the landie was going to achieve an incredible result. It is beautiful, special and has and added value for provenance with a lot of avid collectors out there. Much more justified than many "barnfinds" you see these days breaking auction records.

Greetings
Ik1

rebecawood32

People are now a days spending a lot for old ,vintage cars and vehicles belonging to important persons. And this is a live example that the car belonging to sir Churchill raised such huge amount of money.

brandadam

Great writeup, Just love to say that your article is excellent . It is informative too. I have found a good site for my Land Rover Series 2 . Land Rover is continuously making its cars more versatile,stylish,luxury and according to the latest automotive changes. I have bookmarked this site and i will get back to you. Thanks for sharing nice article .

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