101 Forward Control VAMPIRE
About the Build
This amazing 1975 Land Rover 101 Forward Control VAMPIRE (Vehicle Army Mobile Position Interferometry Radio Equipment) is one special Land Rover to say the least. Of the four production Land Rover 101 Forward Control body styles, the VAMPIRE is by far the rarest. Rumor has it there is somewhere between 9-18 built. Due to its special cargo, the entire vehicle is classified and still protected by the official secrets act (OSA). All in all, the Vampire is basically a special type of 101 Forward Control Radio Body that has a giant antenna mounted to the roof and an insulated interior. All of the equipment is pulled out of the VAMPIRE as well as the original antenna. Dunsfold DLR still has the original mast and special equipment. 76FL29 was one of the nine VAMPIRES to arrive at 14 [UIN A0402A] during 1984 arriving on 7/17/1984. On 2/9/1993 76FL29 went to 237 [UIN 0402H] where it was V1 and Alan B was Det Cmdr. On 2/14/1996 it went to Brawdy and was cast 7/19/1999. It was one of the 4 Vampires to go through the auction at Newport. It was exported to the US via Dunsfold Land Rovers soon after the auction in 1999.