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Annie the Ambulance at Auction

    A 1967 Land Rover ambulance, affectionately known as Annie, is in the Charterhouse auction of classic cars on 5th October at the Haynes Museum.

    “Annie is one of five Land Rovers in the auction.” Commented Richard Bromell. “However, she is the only one to have starred in the hugely popular TV series Heartbeat and The Royal, hence the North Riding Ambulance livery applied to the bodywork.”

    Annie the Ambulance was made by specialist coachbuilders Herbert Lomas. Constructed with a wooden frame and aluminium clad body, Annie was treated to a new galvanised chassis and underwent restoration in the mid-2000’s.

    Today she is a rare survivor and understood to be the sole Herbert Lomas Land Rover civilian ambulance still operational today.

    Estimated at £8,000-10,000 she has been partially converted for use as a camper van. However, this has been fitted to enable easy removal should the next owner wish to revert back to an ambulance ready for film work or taken to classic vehicle shows.

    All vehicles in this classic car auction can be seen on where live internet bidding is also available.

    Charterhouse are now accepting entries for their forthcoming specialist auctions with silver, jewellery & watches, textiles, Asian Art and classic motorcycles throughout October and November.

    Richard Bromell and the Charterhouse Team can be contacted for advice and valuations at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, 01935 812277 or via

    Star of TV – Annie the Ambulance £8,000-10,000