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Tuesday, 1 November 2016
Land Rover 101 forward control, light project - £5500 ONO
101 ambulance with specially built one off coach built body on it.
From what I can gather this was built about 15 years ago to be used for 4x4 excursions in Poland where it was used for a few years and then made it's way back to the uk
link here to an old write up on it copy and paste to view
The body is a very neat well made professionally built the width of a radio body and the roofline of an ambulance and now seats 7 in comfort with seat belts. And a separate rear locker section for luggage and spares. Ideal base for a superb overland vehicle.
Also installed before the body is a gs roll hoop front and rear so it is a bit safer for it's passengers.
It has been completely rewired for the auxiliary equipment and the original Lucas harness has been replaced, a wiring diagram is with it and it's a very neat job and everything works. Two new laminated screens have just been fitted due to the originals being damaged.
Body and chassis wise it is very good and does not require any work to be used on the road, I have had it running on petrol, it also has a gas kit fitted but I have not tried the gas.
To make it roadworthy it will require a few mechanical jobs to be finished that I don't have time to do this side of winter, the previous owner started to convert it to an autobox, which is in place and the oil cooler is mounted in place but I am undecided on sourcing a manual gearbox and convert it back to manual if I were to keep it but for the moment it's being offered for sale as a half auto conversion just in case anybody wants it as an auto which many say is the best way to go with a 101 as it will drive a bit more like a range rover classic and a bit less hectic in traffic situations
A weekend of tinkering and this could be mot'd but I have no intention of looking at it until the spring so it's up for sale before I end up storing it for the winter. the work required on this is reflected in the price, for the cost of a few parts and a weeks work this will be worth around double the asking price when it is on the road.
Having owned many 101s this is by far the most civillian friendly one i have had the pleasure of owning and will make somebody a very well sorted unique land rover.
Viewings welcome, if you decide to bid or use the buy it now please make sure you actually want it and are able to pick it up, it will fit on a twin axle brian james clubman trailer as i have had it on one.