Land Rover Special Vehicles made a range of Land Rover based vehicles, ranging from ambulances and fire engines, to one-off projects like this.
This submersible vehicle is based on the diesel Defender. Outwardly it is not immediately obvious that it is the unusual vehicle apart from the propeller and rudder. Fitted with its floats, however, it is more obviously ready for the water.
Built to celebrate Land Rover's 40th anniversary, it was used during Cowes Week. The vehicle was tested on fresh and sea water but the project was never developed any further.
Restored in 2003 with the generous help of Land Rover Owner magazine, the amphibious Ninety was once again in water and successfully negotiated the Thames and the canals of Scotland.