The Perentie was based on the Land Rover Defender 110, and was introduced in 1987 to replace the ageing fleet of Series 2A and 3 Land Rovers. They were produced in 4x4 and 6x6 variants and powered by an Isuzu 3.9-litre four-cylinder diesel engine. This example was delivered to the Omani military and used as a supply vehicle for some ten years. After its withdrawal it was acquired by Land Rover with three others, the intention being to upgrade them to 6x6 heavy duty trucks. Ricardo was contracted to carry out the work but the project never progressed beyond the initial trials and only one vehicle was completed and still survives.
This vehicle is a 6x6 variant to full military specification.
On loan to Dunsfold Collection