Top 10: Classic AA Vehicles

In 1905 the AA was established to 'combat police persecution of early motorists'. It began with a group of cycle 'scouts' who patrolled some of the most frequently travelled roads of the day. Early AA cycle scouts used their own bicycles, for which they were paid an allowance.

In 1912 the AA took to motor transport with motorcycles, initially for Inspectors. Motorbikes with sidecars became standard issue for AA patrols and it wasn't intil 1949 that the association moved to four-wheels with the Land Rover becoming one of its first vehicles.

Motorcycle combinations were phased out in 1968 and the AA moved to vans with the Minivan its most recognisable vehicle. Since then it has used a host of makes and models as the basis for patrol and recovery vehicles. So here are some classic AA motors.

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1976 Land Rover 109

The tough Land Rover proved popular with the AA in remote areas and this long wheelbase 109 model was one of the first on the AA fleet - they were used until 1982. The 109 was used with tow poles or trailers to move broken down vehicles and their passengers to more accessible locations for onward recovery.

Based in depots, the Land Rover 109 allowed all patrols access to their robust and go anywhere capability.

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   on 29 January 2017

I have a Series 2a Landrover. Did the AA modify the 109 pickup with an unit on top of the tub?

Kevin

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