Sold new in 1957 by Robb Motors of Cape Town to the O'Okiep Copper mine in the town of Nababeep near Springbok.
The mine was legally required to have a fire engine (they had three) which were kept in good order. It was started up and driven once a week and therefore has only covered 5065 miles since new. The chassis & body is rust free due to being based in the dry climate.
When the mine closed approximately 20 years ago, an auction was held and the current owner purchased the Land Rover and placed it in storage. Late in 2019 the owner made contact with Crossley & Webb and we carried out a mechanical recommissioning programme and the following was done:
- Major service
- Drained old oil from engine, gearbox and differential
- Renew all oils
- New oil filter
- New spark plugs
- Replaced ignition leads
- New battery fitted
- Removed and flushed fuel tank
- Replaced fuel lines
- Rebuilt carburetor
- Refurbished radiator
- New water pipes fitted
- Refurbished braking system:
- Reline 8 brake shoes
- Machine 4 drums
- Fit new front and rear wheel cylinder kits
- New brake hoses
- Cylinders reconditioned and re sleeved
This is an unrepeatable opportunity to purchase an unrestored but recommissioned Land Rover Series 1 fire engine many of which have had their original equipment stripped and have been converted back to standard models.
For more information contact Jeremy or Gareth for more details:
Tel: +27 21 462 3558 E-mail: email@example.com