Firstly she needs some work, which I do not currently have the time to do. Secondly, she was not getting much use and needs to go to someone who can appreciate her and get enjoyment out of her. The Land Rover was built in 1965 as a rolling chassis and was sent to Marshalls of Cambridge to be fitted with the Ambulance body.When built it was painted in army sand but was repainted to gloss green when issued to a unit. Its first allocation was in October 1969 to 7 Company Royal Army Medical Corp. In 1971 it was reallocated to 222 Field Ambulance RAMC.
After years in storage she was in need of some work at this point. Some components were missing and replacements were sourced. This included a brand new old stock Solex carburetor, a side window, roof vents, and many others.
The chassis was in good condition and only needed painting. The bulkhead however needed new foot wells and door pillars. Many hours were spent tracing faults in the wiring system and rectifying them. These mainly centered around the vehicles lights and were a result of the years in storage.
All light lens were missing so new old stock replacements were acquired from Cyprus. The vehicle exterior was stripped and sanded down to bare metal. After priming and undercoat Paint Man army sand was brush applied as it would have been originally. As I was the vehicles first civilian owner it needed to be registered with the DVLA.
This involved getting a Heritage certificate and having the vehicle inspected by the owners club to verify its age and originality. Once back on the road I took her to shows and exhibited her alongside other Land Rovers and Military vehicles. We also went on a few camping trips including 9 days up in Scotland. On our last trip out she started to loose power. As we arrived home steam was visible from the exhaust.
Suspecting a head gasket failure I removed the head. Closer inspection revealed it was the head which had cracked.
Due to the limited use I was getting out of her and the lack of time to spend on her repairs I could not justify the work needed to fix this. I have not looked any further into the engine so cannot vouch for what condition the main block, etc.
They stop the car effectively but have a tendency to get air in the system. An easy fix for someone that knows what they are doing. Structurally the vehicle is spot on. Some paint is missing in the foot well where break fluid has spilt but the rust there is only cosmetic. Otherwise the bulkhead is completely solid.The chassis was VERY heavily under sealed by the Army when new and I never needed to do any work to it. I believe there may have been some previous repairs done by the army but these are too a high standard and still look spot on. Included with the vehicle are all the spare parts I have amassed over the last few years (please study photos to see what this includes). She retains many original features including side lockers (two of the doors for these are included ready for fitting). She has blue light and siren for show use but these are not wired up currently. I also have photos of the restoration, a copy of her service history, and a heritage certificate. Copies of all these will be included in the sale.
The Land Rover is now MOT exempt but passed its last MOT. Please feel free to ask any questions or to arranging a viewing. She is located in Bacup, Lancashire.The balance to be paid upon collection in cash. The item "Land Rover Series 2a 109 Marshall Ambulance 1965 (project)" is in sale since Monday, March 16, 2020.
This item is in the category "Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles\Classic Cars\Land Rover". The seller is "andrewb7585" and is located in Keighley. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.