Specially adapted from the basic 86 inch Land Rover, this was the first of the bespoke royal Land Rovers and is known as 'State IV'. Custom designed with a rear platform, it is painted the royal colour 'claret'. It was not required to be registered.
Accompanying Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip on a six month Commonwealth tour soon after the Coronation, it covered 50,000 miles from London to New Zealand and Australia, then on to Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Aden (Yemen) and Africa returning to Europe through Gibraltar. Where necessary of course, the Land Rovers were transported by air freighter.
In 1974 State IV was retired and replaced by a Range Rover.