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Land Rover enthusiasts campaign to find new home for classic collection

Published 05 December 2014

A campaign to raise funds for a new building to show off a collection of historic Land Rovers has been launched.

The Dunsfold Collection is hoping to raise money for a new museum to show off its classics, having recently achieved Charitable Trust status.

It currently has more than 130 unique Land Rovers and Range Rovers stored in a number of barns, which can only be seen at the twice-yearly open weekend.

If you want to offer your support, then you can become a ‘friend of the collection’ for £35 a year. Visit www.dunsfoldcollection.co.uk to find out more.

Started in 1968 by Brian Bashall, the collection includes irreplaceable prototypes that are part of Britain’s transport heritage.

As well as pre-production vehicles, it also includes examples of almost every model made by Land Rover from 1948 to the present day, including military vehicles, record-breakers, royal cars, limited editions and display vehicles.

There’s even a 2000-strong model Land Rover collection and the Dunsfold archive of engineering drawings, marketing and promotional material, manuals and handbooks.

Jaguar Land Rover is backing the campaign for the collection’s new home. CEO Dr Ralf Speth said, ‘I am delighted that the Dunsfold Collection has achieved Charitable Trust status.

‘This important development is a major milestone in preserving this unique collection for the future.’

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