Landies swamp Surrey for Collection open weekend

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The annual Dunsfold Collection open weekend in Surrey from 14-16 June was a huge success with more than 2000 visitors and a wealth of fascinating Land-Rovers.

Hosted by the world's biggest privately owned collection of rare Landies, the event attracted many more fascinating variants including the restored ex-Bertram Mills Circus car (see Lost & found, C&SC, May 2012), the amphibious variant developed for the Australian Defence Force, plus a wealth of other prototypes and pre-production vehicles.

Several clubs put on displays including the Camel Trophy Owners' Club and the 101 Forward Control Club.

Scroll down for pictures.

One of five prototypes built for the Belgain army to assess

Early 88in S2

Series 1s

Pink Panther, painted pink for camouflage in sandy terrain

Forward Control 101

The 1964 Forrest Rover

Royal Landie and its escort vehicle

Mel Lovell with his 110 Desert Patrol

Rare Minerva Belgian field ambulance

Rear view of the Minerva

 

Series 1 fire tenders

Centre-steer prototype replica

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