The new Peter Rabbit film, which features the voice talents of James Corden and Margot Robbie, entered cinemas in the UK on Friday 16th March, 2018.
Don’t worry, we haven’t decided to take up the art of film reviewing! Instead, we will be sticking to what we know, and taking a look at the (almost) 50-year old Land Rover that was used by the villain of the film, Mr McGregor.
Mr McGregor, the villainous farmer who is portrayed by Irish actor Domhall Gleeson, can be seen driving the pastel green Land Rover Series 2a into a warehouse while Peter and the other rabbits cling onto the bottom of the iconic 4×4. It also features in a number of other scenes throughout the film.
This particular Series 2a was manufactured in 1969 and features a 2250cc petrol engine, which has been said to be in ‘excellent’ condition. It also boasts a refurbished tan interior and bodywork that is in near mint condition. It was supplied for the film by Action 99 Cars, who also fitted it with a false registration plate.
The Land Rover has now been sold at the ‘Duxford Motor Car Auction’, which was hosted at the Imperial War Museum on the 21st March. The sale was held by collectors’ motorcar and motorcycle specialists, H&H Classics, and the Series 2a eventually fetched a price of £11,362.50.
A spokesperson for the auctioneers, H&H Classics, had this to say about the restored Land Rover Series 2a:
“This lovely-looking 88-inch Series 2a is something of a movie star, being one of two used in the 3D live-action animated comedy film Peter Rabbit based around the famous characters created by Beatrix Potter.“
“With values of Series 1 Land Rovers reaching giddying heights, it cannot be long before the Series 2s follow and such a fine example with the added bonus of movie stardom is a very attractive proposition.”
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