1965 Land Rover Series II Tow Truck
Every boy's dream; Harvey Frost Crane; overdrive; PAS; ready for work; Goodwood here we come......
Dating from January 1965, this Series IIA 88inch Landy has been converted at some point to be a light recovery vehicle with crane mounted to the rear deck. Up front, we find the 2.25 litre four-cylinder ADO 23 petrol engine with the usual 4-wheel drive transmission with over-drive and also power steering - an tidy conversion from a Toyota we understand which works a treat.
A rating plate affixed to the truck confirms the crane to be by HF (Harvey Frost, of Bishops Stortford) Pickup Cranes and is/was (!) rated to 30Cwt SWL, Serial No. 70.
How much use had it had, and how recently? we’d love to tell you, but we’d be making it up – little is known about its use and life, bar what we can see on the truck, the insignia suggests it was operated by Spirit Recovery Service and certainly looks the part with its beacon on the roof, big ole' crane and rear light guards with attractive 2-tone livery and rugged, yet evidently lightly restored appearance.
The history file includes only the V5C showing the current owner has enjoyed the truck since July 2015 as part of a private collection and 1 old MOT. The Landy is obviously MOT exempt and was last presented in December 2015 which it passed with no advisories recorded at 78,045 miles, the truck currently showing just a handful more miles covered over the last 6 years at 78,196.
Ready to be enjoyed this Land Rover fulfills many small boys (now adults) dreams of a Series truck with a crane on the back, we all love it and think it would fit right in at Goodwood!
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Reg No: BYD306C
Chassis Number: 27104276B
Engine Size: 2286
Docs: V5C; 1 old MOT
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