Ross Parker on 1 August 2021 (10 months ago).
Produced between 1953-1956 the aptly named Green Goddess was brought in to service to backup the original fire service in case of major incidents. based on the Bedford RL these truck have a 4.9 litre petrol engine producing 110bhp, 4 speed manual gearbox and optional AWD. the initial aim of the trucks were to pump vast quantities' of water out of lakes and rivers to towns and cities should there ever be a nuclear attack. Fire fighting was actually their second job. this particular example was registered in 1958.
This particular engine has just 4000 miles on the clock so is a perfect driving restoration project, it even seems to have its original Avon tyres fitted with good tread. It has some history with it including a book with all the jobs that it attended in its life. The petrol engine is very smooth and the gearbox works as it should. It is mechanically sound and comes with most of its original equipment including a lightweight portable water pump in working order. The majority of the lights also work including the spot light and most of the storage hatches open as well. The interior of the cabin is in good order for its age, the seats especially. Being a 50's truck its tax and MOT exempt.
As suggested it does require some restoration. The cab has some light rust, mostly just surface, the rear woodwork is in reasonable condition but the very rear on the passenger side where the fireman would stand requires some attention. Most of these were exported to other countries so there aren't many left in the UK now.
Viewing and questions are more than welcome.
Located Blaenavon, Wales