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Longhope Family Fun Day 2017

The second show of the season was at Longhope for their annual event. A variety of vehicle models were on show with a lot of interest in all the models on show with some new additions on display. The weather was another scorcher with a short cloudy spell to allow people to cool down between…

Scottish Showtime 2016

We are delighted to announce that the CVC Register will be attending a very special Scottish car show this year. Confirmed vehicles so far include a super rare pre production Range Rover Classic 200 Tdi and one of the famous cars from the launch of the second generation Range Rover. Two cheeky R-BAC brothers ‘Harry’…

Police Demonstrator Reliably Revived

M761 CVC is an early production 4.0 SE second generation Range Rover that was one of the six police demonstrators created by Land Rover and loaned to various police forces as a test vehicle. The London Metropolitan Police subsequently bought her in 1997 and deployed her as a traffic car for the next four years.…

CVC Register in the Press

The CVC Register held an informal gathering this summer at the Fleur de Lys, Lowsonford, which is a fantastic venue for a splendid pub lunch and a perfect location for former Land Rover factory vehicles to be on display alongside the Stratford Canal. This was also a great opportunity for many members to actually meet…

Pre Production Press Car in the Spotlight

M208 CVC, a 2.5 DSE, was built in the spring of 1994 as part of the Method’s Build prototype phase on a dummy production line in the South Block of the Solihull Land Rover factory. Pre-production Methods Build Vehicle It is assumed that she took part in the 1994 press launch at Cliveden House; however,…

Special Escort Vehicle for Lady Diana’s funeral

Shortly after the 1994 launch events Land Rover created six CVC-registered Police demonstrators.  M751 CVC, a very early 4.0 SE production vehicle, was eventually transferred to the Metropolitan Police’s Special Escort Group (SEG).  Amongst many high profile events ‘751’ was used most notably to escort Lady Diana’s hearse on September 6th 1997, strewn with flowers,…

L10 RGL and Charles Spencer King

L10 RGL is one of nine pre-production vehicles (along with LR1) to have been registered with a ‘L’ prefix for VIP evaluation prior to the launch.  Rather than using a local registration suffix such as VC (e.g. CVC) these cars were assigned a registration that was intended to look like a personalised plate; where RGL…