Coltrane's jeep to go on display

A 1988 Chrysler Jeep Grand Wagoneer, once owned by actor Robbie Coltrane, will go on display at Glasgow's Riverside Museum later this year.

The Harry Potter actor donated his Jeep to the museum in 2010.

Several transport and technology artefacts will also be displayed in the newly built museum, on the banks of the River Clyde, when it opens later this year.

The museum curators said Coltrane's Jeep is an "excellent example of its type", and added that Chrysler's vehicles produced in the late 1980s are considered to be the "best of the breed" due to the advanced equipment such as wooden panelling and modernised aluminium wheels coming with those models.

Coltrane said he missed his Jeep in the cold weather.

He added: "I could have done with that old warhorse this last month.

"Nothing was getting up my hill, but she could go up solid ice."

Coltrane is a trustee of theRiverside Museum Appeal, which aims to raise £5 million for the premises.

Gavin McLellan, director of the Riverside Museum Appeal, said Coltrane was "a fantastic friend" to the museum.

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