Among them was this 1958 Series ll 88-inch model known as State ll. It was built in the jig shop at Land Rover's Solihull factory and kitted out as ceremonial review vehicle. As this vehicle was intended for Royal use it was finished in claret paint with a dark blue leather interior.
The unusual radiator grille could be a later update and is similar to that used on Series lll models. The plated front bumper and hub caps are unique while the blue lenses in the front side lamps denotes it's a part of the Royal fleet, the lamps are switched on when there's a Royal on board.
As it's a reserve vehicle, there's only 13,450 miles on the clock and while Her Majesty is quite happy for the car to be driven it's strictly against protocol to stand in or use the Royal viewing platform.
Article courtesy of Road & Track Magazine