And it's some paint too. The green paint is heavy duty rust proofing stuff put on by the previous owner.
I had many plans for this beauty involving timber panelling, carpets, 200tdi etc etc. But when it came down to it I just never had the heart to mess with it. The original military stretchers and stuff were presumably all removed by St. Johns, all I have is a couple of the padded seats.
The interior hardboard has seen better days but is dry. The sliding windows leak a tiny bit if it's standing, depending on direction of the wind but all good otherwise. Recent history is that it was last used in anger in 2019 when the clutch went on a camping trip. Been stored undercover since then and has now had a new clutch.Also new handbrake shoes and rear oil while I was down there. Sadly didn't see the road last year for some reason and this year came and went.. Tyres are a mish mash but legal in my opinion. The chassis needs no work, all solid albeit with a few patches. Same with the bulkhead and floors, it's all been done. The worst I think is a hole at the drivers side windscreen mount on the inside which I've shown in the pictures.
The exterior is solid though as shown. The windscreen seal isn't great so there is potential for a bit of rot under there but nothing structural as it is. There is a lot of surface rust highlighted by the white paint! On the dash and front bumper etc.
But if you're looking at this, you'll know that's nothing to worry about. As said, I just never had the heart repaint it. I'm a patina type of guy. If you're not, we probably can't be friends anyway.
Running gear is all original. The box is ok but not brilliant. It's had 56 years of use with who knows who driving it but I've done a fair few miles in it and all the gears are there! Original engine apart from a Weber carb with top filter. Mileage is original as far as I know.
The speedo cable did break on one of it's last outings but hardly any miles since then. Brakes have braided hoses all round and new shoes have only a few hundred miles on them. There are bits and bobs that come with it such as the rear anti-roll bar and arms with new ball joints. They retro fitted these to help stop them rolling over I believe. Known as the Magic Ambulance for their ability to turn an orderly and four casualties into five casualties.
There's an LPG heater with thermostatic control installed. A braided gas pipe with quick release fittings runs from the auxillary tank to the heater and also back to the rear compartment to plug in a gas cooker. A section has been cut out of the top of the aux tank for access for the gas bottle and to use as a toolbox. The cut out section is still there and could be welded up easily if you wanted to reinstate it. The interior lights have had LED's put in and wired up to a leisure battery fed by a 150w solar on the roof.
Viewing is welcome and recommended. I'd rather sell a kidney than sell this vehicle so genuine interest only please. So, hopefully there's someone out there who will feel the same as I do about this vehicle.
If you think it's you, please get in touch. The item "Landrover Marshall Ambulance Series 2a 1965" is in sale since Sunday, November 7, 2021. This item is in the category "Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles\Classic Cars\Land Rover".The seller is "dingotegs" and is located in Gwynedd. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.