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It's a 1975 Land Rover 101 forward control that we've now nicknamed "Rosie"
these are designed as a "one tonne" truck that was still light enough to be dropped from a helicopter, yet strong enough to tote around one of England's new artillery weapons at the time, while also loaded with 2500lbs of junk. This one in particular was assigned to the British "M.O.D." It uses the land rover 3.5l v8 (formerly the Buick 215) with dual carburetors. Mated to a 4 spd transmission and a pto connected to a massive mid-ship mounted winch that can be strung to either the front or rear fairleads
Liking the in-the-bumper winch set-up:
- Is that winch electric? Or PTO?
These must be pretty rare in the USA, no? I've always like them but they are very rare here in Europe.
I've been told it could be... I'm still looking into its history. As far as I can tell, the truck was originally in Wales. Under the rattle can camo looks like desert tan... And under that seems to be the original British Racing Green color!Mike, it looks like desert tan under that paint! Was this truck a desert conflict vet?!!!??
They are pretty rare everywhere except in the UK. Total production was only around 2600 - some went to Oz, some Belgium and some Kuwait. The Brits left a few in Belize and also Canada.
I confess ignorance zebedee, (and I'm never too proud to learn something new):
I doubt it's British Racing Green.
Nothing fast about old Land Rovers.
I think you are referring to DBG, Dark Bronze Green, that's LR green.
Are there.... Uh.... Wizards?Oz = Aus = Australia
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