Land Rover Series I 1954 Winston Churchill “UKE80”
This model will be produced in resin.
Winston Churchill, Britain’s Prime Minister during World War II, was presented with a Land Rover series I on his 80th birthday, in 1954.
There were some special customisations made to the car like an extra wide seat so as to accommodate Sir Churchill more comfortably, along with a footwell heater and a grab handle made of leather.
It was sold in a farm sale in the early 1970s for £160, it was sold again a short time later for £320, the buyer saw Churchill’s name on the logbook and had it stored in a shed in Kent since 1977. It went on sale in 2012, with 12,932 miles on the odometer- it sold for £129,000.