Dalai Lama's 1966 Land Rover Series IIA SUV

Delivered to Nepal in 1966, this Land Rover Series IIA served as the Dalai Lama's official vehicle for years. It was primarily driven by His Holiness' brother Tenzin Cheogyal along the rough roads of the Dharamsala region of India. Cheogyal continued to maintain the vehicle until 2005 when it was donated to the Dalai Lama Foundation in Palo Alto, California to raise funds for Tibetan refugees. It's since seen a complete restoration but arrives with the original seats, interior parts, and tires, as well as extensive documentation proving its provenance. Historically significant and in outstanding condition, it would make for a unique addition to any collection.

Photos: Theodore W. Pieper / RM Sotheby's

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