This crazy Land Rover is equipped with machine guns, and it’s road legal
If you happen to live in an area that’s susceptible to frequent zombie outbreaks, you may wanna consider this one-off 1984 Land Rover Series 3 ‘Gunship’. It’s equipped with actual machine guns but it’s still road legal.
It was originally built in Solihull (where Richard Hammond was born, btw) and used by the German Army. After being decommissioned in the 2000s, it was acquired by a couple of military enthusiasts in York, who then sold it John Brown 4X4, a tuning company that specialises in Land Rover restorations.
It‘s fitted with two replica machine guns (.30 and .50 caliber) made by a UK company called Crossfire. John Brown also added new shock absorbers and brakes, a new fan belt, and a new carburettor.
"The military features and touches all over this Land Rover come together to create an exceptional SAS car recreation. The two dummy machine guns fitted to the car, in .30 and .50 caliber specifications, really catch your attention," said Greg Hendry, marketing manager at John Brown 4x4.
The Gunship is currently being offered with no reserve. RM Sotheby's is hosting the auction in Chobam, Uk and the auction house expects the Land Rover Gunship to sell for around £10,000 - £20,000, which sounds about right considering the current bid (after 6 bids) is £10,000 with two days to go.