Lot 225 - 1996 Range Rover Vogue SE
|Sold - £1,792
The Special Air Service, or SAS, are based in Hereford and are the best-known elite fighting force in the world. The hand-picked troops who serve in ‘The Regiment’ have had to pass a selection process that is legendarily tough and are trained to tackle anything from counter-terrorism to covert operations behind enemy lines. Founded by David Stirling as a desert raiding force operating behind German lines in North Africa, they have served with distinction in hot-spots all around the world. From Malaya to Oman, Northern Ireland to the famous siege of the Iranian Embassy in 1980 and incredible story of Operation Desert Storm and the Bravo Two Zero mission.
The correct equipment plays an important role in the life of the SAS soldier; this is why both Land Rovers and Range Rovers can be found both on the front line and as crucial back-up vehicles. This, the last year of production, Vogue model Range Rover (soft dash) passed through Land Rover’s Special Vehicle division as seen from the ‘SV’ preparation plate . During its time there, a number of modifications were added including a covert radio (decoder removed), a Safety Devices roll cage built into the interior of the interior trim, a ‘covert’ design and sirens fitted. The engine has been up-rated and this comes complete with C.A.S.T. documents and UK V5C. Requiring full restoration but with a good leather interior, this unusual example has a secret history, the average Range Rover cannot claim.
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