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Offline ERICROVER9

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PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY MY NEW FIND
« on: November 28, 2013, 02:44:15 AM »
Where is the best site where I can identify where my landy was or came from? I have been doing a lot of research, but there's so much to learn. PLEASE HELP..

 AMBULANCE STRETCHER, 2/4, 4X4, LHD, ROVER 9
CHASSIS# 25417426 C
CONT# WV/4838
VEHICLE# 97ER65
CODE# 1040,5762
CES# P/33572/3
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Offline Richard Farrant

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Re: PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY MY NEW FIND
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2013, 07:09:18 AM »
hi Eric,
Your Land Rover is an ex-British Army Series 2a, built in the 1960's. Army registration number was 97ER65 and by tracing this you might find a bit of service history. The place to try will be the RLC Museum at Deepcut in England. This is the Royal Logistic Corps' museum and they have a lot of the vehicle record cards. You quote the rego number and pay a small fee, and if your luck is in there might be one or two cards showing what units it served in and date periods, also date in to service and when disposed of. Here is a link to the enquiry form, two sides, http://staffweb.worc.ac.uk/photomodule/TACR-1/documents/VehRecordCard.pdf

You could contact the EMLRA in the UK, this is the Ex-Military Land Rover Association.

I remember working on these old girls when at the army workshops, they lasted a very long time in service.

regards, Richard
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Re: PLEASE HELP IDENTIFY MY NEW FIND
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2013, 10:37:18 AM »
Richard,
Thank you for your time and input. Now I have a direction to look further into. Is it normal for these trucks to be dark green interior, and olive green exterior? Also the under carriage is spayed in a heavy goldish under coating. From your experience is this factory?

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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2013, 11:01:13 AM »
Richard,
Thank you for your time and input. Now I have a direction to look further into. Is it normal for these trucks to be dark green interior, and olive green exterior? Also the under carriage is spayed in a heavy goldish under coating. From your experience is this factory?

Eric,
In the era this vehicle was built in, they were all painted Deep Bronze Green gloss from the factory, subsequently the army regulations changed and the outside would have been painted a matt olive green, possibly with black camouflage pattern. This seems to line up with what you say. The "goldish undercoating", all I can think of is that the rear bodywork is alloy and the primer usually used was a yellow chromate type of paint.

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