Land Rover that starred in new Peter Rabbit film up for auction

Ted Welford

A Land Rover that was part of the new Peter Rabbit film is up for auction later this month – and could be yours for as little as £10,000.

The 1969 Series II model was one of two models that appeared in the film, which is released in UK cinemas on March 16. The car is finished in iconic Pastel Green with refurbished tan seats.

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The model features the higher-powered 2.25-litre engine and is one of the updated Series IIA models.

It was used for location shots that were filmed in the Lake District, although false plates were used during filming. But because the film is animated, it means that Ewan McGregor and James Corden that feature in the movie never actually went in the Land Rover.

It was owned by film vehicle suppliers Action 99 Cars, and it is described as being in "excellent condition". If this is true, it seems a bit of a bargain with an estimate between £10,000 and £15,000. Bidding starts at just £5,000.

It is also being sold with a fresh MOT, too.

The vehicle is being auctioned off by H&H Classics on March 21 at an auction at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Other cars being sold in the auction include an original Ford Escort Mexico, a fabulous '60s Mini Moke, a 1944 WW2 American army truck and a Ford RS200 that has covered just 4,000 miles.

If you can't afford this Land Rover, though, you can always go and see Peter Rabbit in cinemas from this Friday.