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Royal Wedding Special: Chelsea Truck Company Flying Huntsman 105 Longnose

Mo Bhana 10th May 2018
by Mo Bhana
The ultimate commemorative vehicle to mark HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day.

Royal events are often been marked by commemorative stamps, matching mugs and a range of memorabilia.

However, the latest Chelsea Truck Company vehicle features iridescent manifestations of royal craftsmanship.

Over the years - Kahn Group C.E.O, and Design Director, Afzal Kahn has designed a number of vehicles celebrating Her Majesty, The Queen’s Jubilee, 60th Coronation and HRH Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding day.

To celebrate HRH Prince Harry and American actress, Meghan Markle’s wedding; Mr. Kahn has unveiled the Chelsea Truck Company Flying Huntsman 105 Longnose.

Complete with the much sought after 4 HRH number plate; the principal British designer believes this particular Chelsea Truck Company Flying Huntsman model is exactly the sort of vehicle that one would associate with royalty, thanks to its fashionable and iconic silhouette which pays tribute to the original Defender – ideal for Prince Harry and his future bride’s wedding day.

Mr. Kahn said: “As a proud Englishman, this is our way of wishing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle many happy years together.

“May I take this opportunity to congratulate the happy couple, on behalf of myself and everyone at Project Kahn and The Chelsea Truck Company.

“The vehicle is currently on display at our Kings Road showroom in Chelsea. However, additional vehicles with the WED IIN and WED IIIN registrations will be available at our Kensington showroom.

“Everyone is welcome to join us and celebrate this joyous occasion.”

The Land Rover Defender named the Flying Huntsman 105 Longnose has an extra 400mm of bodywork inserted into the elongated chassis, just ahead of the windscreen, hence the 105 designation, referring to the longer wheelbase.

The redesigned silhouette, complemented by Mr. Kahn’s renowned styling has produced a vehicle which is as striking as the original, and makes a definite and lasting statement.

The exterior of the vehicle is augmented with a wide arch body kit, fitted precisely to the vehicle with our customary exceptional standards of craftsmanship.

The exterior is fitted with widened front and rear wings with integrated vents and bolt apertures, alongside an X-Lander front grille, front bumper replacement with bumper lights, LED Diamond Bright headlights, Flying Huntsman spare wheel cover and a fixed panoramic glass sunroof.

The vehicle is adorned with exclusive Chelsea Truck Company 1945 Retro Alloy wheels (8x18”) finished in Matte Black with a gold stripe completed with 265x75x16” tyres.

In addition, the 2.2-litre TDCI engine drives a six-speed automatic gearbox operated by push-button controls. An upgraded braking and suspension system along with a signature stainless steel crosshair exhaust system completes the engineering overhaul.

Inside, front and rear GTB seats, passenger dashboard top and grab handles and rear passenger knee protectors have been expertly trimmed in sumptuous Almadine leather with 100 percent wool inserts.

A billet and leather steering wheel, Flying Huntsman time clock fascia insert, instrument binnacle in Nappa leather, custom centre console in Piano Black and cubby box in leather, rear side panels and A-pillars in leather and vented foot pedals in machined aluminium complete the interior package.

Please be advised; the vehicle - adorned with the 4 HRH registration, will be on display at either the Kahn Chelsea showroom on The Kings Road, or the new Kensington showroom.

The Chelsea Truck Company Defender maintains better value than the stock version according to trade price specialists CAP, who insists the vehicle, shows 17 percent uplift in residual value when compared to the standard vehicle.

True to the Defender’s British heritage, the 105 Longnose has been produced entirely in the UK.

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