The Land Rover Defender is an off-road vehicle produced under this name by the British manufacturer, Land Rover, since 1991. However, the vehicle is the direct heir of the first Land Rover that made its debut in 1948. The first prototype was built by the British automaker in 1947 and it was designed for the army. This iconic car was improved over the years and it has been known for generations as a national treasure.
Series Land Rover. 109" Herbert Lomas Coach-built Ambulance
104E was built in 1965 and was kept by the Lomas company as a demonstrator until sold in 1967 when it was registered with the E prefix. It has been documented that this is the last surviving Lomas 2a.
This is rather a long listing 'sorry for that' it's for my
historic 1965 Land Rover series 2a. 109" Herbert Lomas bodied Ambulance .
VTU 104E was built in 1965 and was kept by the Lomas company as a demonstrator
until sold in 1967 when it was registered with the E prefix. It has been
documented that this is the last surviving Lomas 2a. Land Rover Ambulance
Demonstrator. VTU 104E has had a well
documented restoration and it's recent history can be read about on various web
sites. For the restoration and pictures go to Google 'Restoration of Herbert
Lomas Ambulance' by Paul Lund, during the restoration the chassis was replaced
with a galvanised one, and the cylinder head replaced for a unleaded one.
Pictures of this vehicle at shows whilst
in Paul's ownership are on various sites Google 'VTU 104E Lomas
Ambulance' click on 'images.' As well as going to shows Paul also had VTU 104E
appear in several episodes of the TV. show
'The Royal', hence the Yorkshire
badge on the side. Eventually Paul sold this vehicle and it went to a Land
Rover collector in Norway. This part of it's history can be read about on
Google 'Norwegian Land Rover collection.' John Craddock and Exmoor Trim brought
31 of the rarest models back to Britain at a cost of more than £40,000. from a
collection that numbered nearly 100.
I purchased this vehicle in 2013. It had stood outside in
Norway with all the smoked glass in the rear being broken. I have had fitted
new laminated dark glass to the rear. Replaced all the wheel cylinders and
fitted new brake shoes all round. Cleaned the sand and water out of the petrol
tank, replaced the carburetor for an original one, fitted new points /
condenser, flushed the engine and radiator before fitting all new hoses plus
fan belt, it was then filled with Classic Car Anti Freeze. Plus 101 other jobs.
This is a rare and historic vehicle that will give it's new owner a lot of
pleasure, I have sourced a period working bell with a very rare period blue
light these will be included in the sale as will, a new oil filter, new coil,
new fan belt, spare distributor with new points / condenser. I would strongly recommend a viewing to make sure that this vehicle meets or
exceeds your expectations of a 50 year old Land Rover. Within reason I will try
to assist the purchaser with regard to making myself available for viewing and
collection, I will en-devour to answer any serious questions about the vehicle
as soon as I can. Please make sure this is the vehicle for you before bidding
as it is an Auction and Ebay rules apply.
It has just passed it's MOT with no advisories. Free 12
months Tax. Galvanised Chassis. Unleaded Head. Good strong battery. Starts
easily with no smoke. Drives like a 50 year old Land Rover should, it goes in a
straight line and stop's in a straight line. As stated this is an Auction, and
in fairness to other bidders I will not be taking it off the listing before the
conclusion of the sale.