Land Rover: The Brand That Appeals to Thieves and Royalty

Land Rover: The Brand That Appeals to Thieves and Royalty

History Channel recently shared a story about the history behind August 8,1963 and the Great Train Robbery. Fifteen thieves piled into two stolen Land Rover four-wheel drive all-terrain vehicles and one ex-British Army truck, making off with and equivalent of $7 million in used bank notes. Bruce Reynolds, inspired by the railroad heist of the American Wild West, led 14 ski-mask-cladded men to hold up the Royal Mail train between Glasgow, Scotland, and London, England. Unfortunately 12 of the 15 robbers were apprehended and in total received 300 years in sentencing. The two stolen Land Rovers were discovered at the thieves’ hideout and are currently owned by a car enthusiast. The getaway cars have now been identified as Series One Models.

Land Rover: The Brand That Appeals to Thieves and Royalty

In other Land Rover news, Princess Kate and Prince William are selling their Royal Land Rover Range Rover. According to the press release, “The vehicle was originally supplied to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge via Land Rover’s VIP Department, fitted with many additional features, and used by the Royal Household. The sought after car is the one that the eyes of the world watched as William and Catherine carried their first born son and heir to the throne, His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge home from hospital for the first time.” The car regularly costs around $96,000 new, so expect a dramatic increase for the 31,000 mile used Range Rover touched by Royalty.

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