The Dunsfold Collection
Now the largest collection of Land Rovers in the world, The Dunsfold Collection of Land Rovers started life in 1993, as a progression of a private collection started in 1968 by Land Rover owner and enthusiast Brian Bashall.
At that time Land Rover itself was not interested in retaining these wonderful prototypes which are part of Britain’s transport heritage and without Brian’s foresight and enthusiasm many of these vehicles would have been lost forever and is continued today by Philip Bashall, one of Brian's sons.
The vehicle that started it all was a 1962 ex-military 109-inch APGP wader. Since then the collection has grown larger and larger...
The Transport Trust, which is the UK’s only national charity established to promote and encourage the preservation and restoration of Britain's unique transport heritage in all its forms, recognised the importance of Brian’s work in 2003 when it awarded him a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Dunsfold Collection opened its museum building on 11 June 2023, where up to 40 vehicles are displayed on rotation from the total of over 130 in the Collection's care. The museum also house an unrivalled archive of Land Rover brochures, publicity material, manuals, handbooks, photographs, drawings and magazines, together with the extraordinary John Parker collection of Land Rover models and toys.