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British Navy -(ex) series 1 88"
« on: June 11, 2012, 01:09:55 PM »
came up at a clearing sale, runs (roughly!) brakes are shot (its a landy after all!) It is a lighter grey colour than normal

it was a deceased estate clearing sale,
in a british navy grey, still pretty straight, running (not orig motor has had another (s1?) motor in...) orig. hoodsticks etc, jack, tools, (rusty) and orig canvas (minus brass gauze) had been located in a 44 gal drum nearby and went with it!   (had a few tears apparently but not too bad! I didn't see it :(  )
the id plate

mt MARY S1 88-NAVY (5) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
military headlights

mt MARY S1 88-NAVY (11) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
rear nato plug (werner plug)
writing inside pass side door (seating capacity incl driver 7 )

mt MARY S1 88-NAVY | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
writing on dash in front of steering wheel  (note plate in dash on fire wall)

mt MARY S1 88-NAVY (8) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
mt MARY S1 88-NAVY (18) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
(contract plate on firewall)
seat tub wall... tyre holder from contract -pretty sure dog holder from farmer :)

I am told its an RN contract number.

its a '57, home delivery and yes the warner plug, headlights, vent grills, stencilling all indicate military to back it up.

how it got where it is, no one knows and as said the owner is now deceased.

Sold for $1200 (doesnt have original motor in it) runs (has sticky exhaust valve?) and had no rust that I could see.
As said had full straight hood stick set, both door tops and windows (milky) original jack in the tool box and the canopy was found rolled up in a 44 in the shed (rough but mainly ok!)

Was still being used as a farm vehicle (had 80 star droppers in the back when I saw it first!!)
Sadly it seems the buyer wants to continue using it as a farm vehicle (we assume doesnt know its history)

two other motors were for sale there, one possibly the original the other a later motor (both I assume siezed)
original thread.

I am told that it was a vehicle used as a captains vehicle on a british naval vessel and would be lowered to the dock when in port as the "captains vehicle"
Allegedly they were only to be sold back into the UK, as said we have no idea how this one has arrived here (previous owner deceased)

OK, I can not get the photos to work  :( :o
« Last Edit: June 11, 2012, 01:20:47 PM by digger »
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Re: British Navy -(ex) series 1 88"
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012, 01:20:29 PM »
Certainly looks to have the right military bits on it.


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Re: British Navy -(ex) series 1 88"
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2012, 03:06:52 PM »

G'day Digger  :)

That  British MOD contract number would give you it's original UK ARN, this could have been one of the vehicles that were in Aust. for either the "A" tests, or the later "Blue Streak" rocket tests of the late 50-early 60's and purchased ex-auction,Ellard might have an idea  ;)

Yes, it is very complete and would be nice to be able to charm it out of the new owner without letting on to it's historic value  ;)


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Re: British Navy -(ex) series 1 88"
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2012, 06:00:15 PM »

Hi there

It was an amazing auction - some of the oldest horse drawn farming machinery I have ever seen (in very good condition)

I had a look at the land rover and believe it originated from a Military background.

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