The Vehicle ‘Oxford’
Rescued from a tiny island in the South Atlantic, the original 1955 Land Rover is ready for one last adventure.
Two Land Rover 86” station wagons were loaned to the 1955 Oxford & Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition: ‘Oxford’ & ‘Cambridge’. The car being used for The Last Overland was dubbed 'Oxford'. After the original journey was complete, the car ended up on remote Saint Helena in the mid-Atlantic.
As time progressed, most of 'Oxford' was dismantled and left rest to rust, but in 2017 a determined Yorkshireman - Adam Bennett - recovered, refurbished and brought back to life in the UK.
It passed its MOT at the first attempt, and the its original SNX891 number plate was reinstated. You can hear Adam telling his side of the story here on BBC News. In 2018, Adam gifted ‘Oxford’ to Tim, Alex and the team for one last adventure.