A Swift Land-Rover


I recently drove my Peugeot 504 estate ear, at no less than the legal limit, down the M3 motorway when a military vehicle, not unlike the old forward-control Land Rover (and with a Land Rover badge on the back), swept past me at an uncatchable combination of acceleration and velocity. It was followed by a faint but characteristic blue exhaust haze of the colour associated with the V8 Rover engine.

I immediately conceived a strong desire to know more about, and possibly to own, one of these oft-rumoured but rarely Soon vehicles. Can any military Motor Sport reader, anonymously or otherwise (bearing in mind the Official Secrets Act), provide any information about these V8 Land/Range Rover, and just when any surplus ones might be auctioned off, or otherwise disposed of?