Rowan Atkinson’s limited edition Land Rover to go under the hammer

Time 9:09 am, June 26, 2017

A LIMITED edition 2015 Land Rover Defender 90 Heritage belonging to famous English actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson will be up for auction Silverstone Classic festival on July 29 – 30.

The special ‘Heritage’ edition is one of only 400 examples made as part of the Land Rover Defender Celebration Line, specially released to mark the end of UK production of the current Defender, one of the world’s most iconic vehicles.

This particular car was delivered new on the November 28, 2015, to its first and only distinguished owner, Rowan Atkinson CBE.2015-land-rover-90-celebration-heritage-edition-exterior-detail-1-600

The Heritage edition combines nostalgic design cues with modern creature comforts, painted in the iconic Grasmere Green metallic paintwork with Alaska White roof, heritage style grille, headlamp surrounds, silver front bumpers, heavy-duty steel wheels and HUE 166 graphics in tribute to the first ever pre-production Series I Land Rover from 1947.

Inside the Heritage design includes an aluminium clock, aluminium door handles and perforated leather on the steering wheel, gear stick and handbrake, as well as cloth seats with vinyl sides and backs. A padded cubby box and Heritage logo rubber mats complete the look. An upgraded DBS stereo, mud flaps, tow bar, and bespoke dog guard also feature in this particular example.


First serviced by Lookers of Battersea on June 6, 2017, the Land Rover has covered just 2,260 miles and will be offered with a pre-sale estimate of £38,000 – £45,000 when it goes to auction at the world’s largest classic motoring festival, the Silverstone Classic, in July.

‘Silverstone Auctions are very proud to offer this car with such a distinguished pedigree and which, in our opinion, represents the very best of a great British tradition. Never has there been a car that has so captured the imagination of the world,’ explains Nick Whale, managing director, Silverstone Auctions.

‘This distinctive limited edition is sure to be highly sought-after, offering buyers and collectors a slice of exclusive Land Rover history, and, with celebrity ownership by the hugely successful and admired Mr. Rowan Atkinson, this particular car has even more added appeal.’

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Rebecca has been a motoring and business journalist since 2014, previously writing and presenting for titles such as the Press Association, Auto Express and Car Buyer. She has worked in many roles for Car Dealer Magazine’s publisher Blackball Media including head of editorial.

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