People get ready: Bob Marley's Landie is to be restored

| 13 Jan 2012

Bob Marley’s Land-Rover, a well-known fixture at the museum-cum-shrine to the reggae colossus in Kingston, Jamaica for the past 25 years, is to undergo a restoration.

The 1976 Landie – reputedly Marley’s favourite vehicle – was this week moved for the first time in a generation to local dealer ATL Montego Bay for assessment.

It will then be restored and returned to pride of place outside the museum, which is in the singer’s former home at 56 Hope Road.

Jacqueline Lynch-Stewart, general manager of the Bob Marley Foundation told a local reporter: "It has been at the museum since it opened. It is always at the front. We made contact with them [ATL] to see if it could be restored. They then contacted the headquarters, so this discussion has been going on for some time."