They supplied it to Cheshire County Fire Brigade as a L4P (light four-wheel-driven pump). It was originally stationed at Hazel Grove.
It then moved to Stalybridge. I was a specialist Hi Expansion Foam Unit which is quite rare.It was probably converted to this configuration to meet the need for fire fighting at chemical plants in the area. As a result it is much more useable than other fire engines as it does not have the normal water tank and pump etc so has all the LWB capacity and none of the extra weight of other fire engines. The previous owner did a lot of research and found all this history along with 8 photos of it in service! It is great to have all this history. Ive included one of the photos in the listing so you can see the then and now comparison. If you google SSK504 and / or YTU390, quite a lot of history comes up. British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate, correspondence about it's history, photos etc. It is very original, I believe the engine, gear box etc are original but the engine number was not recorded on the log book / V5 or the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate so cannot be sure. It looks very similar to how it looked in the photos of it in the Fire Brigade. It is in great condition for a 58 year old vehicle.
Its speedo only shows 5,725 miles but I do not think this is the original mileage. The chassis is very solid and the bulkhead is in great condition as well. The engine starts easily and runs very well and does not burn to use oil. The body work is nice and straight and the paint work is good and looks very well but nether are perfect.It drive well, we drove it to France for the weekend a couple of years ago. The V5 is in my name. Viewing and any inspection welcome.
Cash on collection only - No pay pal please. The item "Land Rover Series 1 109 Fire Engine ex Cheshire Fire Brigade" is in sale since Tuesday, August 30, 2016.This item is in the category "Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles\Classic Cars\Land Rover". The seller is "timdlr" and is located in Weybridge, Surrey. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.