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Land Rover

Llama Box Van, 1986

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Make
Land Rover
Manufacturer
Rover Group
Location Made
Solihull
Accession Number
1990-61-2
Collection
BMIHT Vehicle Collection
Type
Car
Status
Permanent collection
Engine
V8 cyl, 3528 cc, 185 bhp
Fuel
Petrol
Top Speed
95 mph (153 km/h)
Body Style
Van
Price When New
not quoted
Materials
metal, rubber, plastics, glass, textiles
Dimensions
5004mm (l), 1981mm (w), 2286mm (h)
Location
Not on Display

This is pre-production Land Rover Llama number two, an earlier mock-up on a 110" chassis having been destroyed. Testing was carried out at Bagshot and after many hours of evaluation the concept was dropped by the MoD in favour of the Reynolds Boughton 4x4.

Had Land Rover had its own turbo diesel engine at the time, or access to an alternative diesel engine that could have been mated to an automatic gearbox the outcome might have been different. Trials were rushed through and it is thought that the vehicles tested were simply not ready for a head-on comparison with other makes. Following the MoD trials the project was cancelled. 

On loan to Dunsfold Collection