The Dunsfold Land Rover Collection started life in 1993, as a progression of a private Collection started in 1968 by Brian Bashall and continued today by one of his sons, Philip. The vehicle that started it all was a 1962 ex-military 109-inch APGP wader, after that the Collection gradually grew larger. The Collection grew in size and today numbers around sixty vehicles and the Open Day became an Open Weekend when all the vehicles are on display. The main aim of the Collection is to preserve some of the more interesting and unusual vehicles from our Land Rover heritage. These range from the Series One, through to the Freelander and include many rare prototype, pre-production and one off vehicles. As far as we are aware the Dunsfold Collection of Land Rovers is the largest private collection of Land Rovers in the world.
Brian's interest in Land Rovers was founded back in 1953, when his girlfriend's father told him that he couldn't take his daughter out on his Vincent motorbike (sounds like a pretty sensible father to me!). The choices facing Brian were either a Jowett Bradford van, a Ford Prefect or a second hand Land Rover. To his eternal credit, Brian chose the Land Rover. Because of his vast experience and enthusiasm for the marque, Brian's knowledge was soon being sought by writers and historians from around the world, when information on Land Rovers was needed. This 'task' has now been mainly taken on by Philip, who is internationally known and respected as a Land Rover 'Guru'.
OPENING TIMES : Open on event days only - please telephone to arrange.
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▶ Address : Alfold Road Dunsfold Surrey GU8 4NP.
▶ Contact Number : 01483 200567.
▶ Website: www.dunsfoldcollection.co.uk
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