1968 Land Rover Series 1 - 3

Fire Engine "HCB Angus Fire Fly"

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Mileage 
    9 000 km / 5 593 mi
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    27704617D
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Red
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    3
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    4wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

This fabulous Land Rover was commissioned to the Eastleigh "British Rail" Works Fire Brigade and formed party of the safety team at the Railway depot from 1968 until 2003. When fire engines are de-commissioned they generally lose all of their unique items, hoses, lights, pumps etc. However, this great example retains all of its features, open the various cubby boxes and you will find a great assortment of nozzles, hoses and axes. There is even a good selection of fire extinguishers strapped on in various places. It is thought at the point of de-commissioning one of the firemen was retiring and it was given to him as a ‘retirement gift’. It has been used for local shows and parades, always creating significant interest wherever it appears. The petrol engine runs really well and she drives really well. The Coventry Climax engine that powers the water pumps is functioning as it should. Complete with all the instruction manuals, working blue lights, ladder, firemans helmets and one of the loudest sirens you are ever likely to hear, this Series IIA Land Rover is a superb way to stand out from the crowd!

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