1975 Volvo C303 6x6 Overland Military

Chippenham, Wiltshire
These are regularly used as overland vehicles and this particular example was previously fitted with a large medical body suitable for camping. I removed the body with the intention of only using the truck for... Read More
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Ross Parker on 24 January 2023 (1 year ago).


Reg. no. UAL 759R

Chassis no. 4228

Engine no. 8210254

Transmission: Manual

MOT: Exempt


Price: £9,500

These are regularly used as overland vehicles and this particular example was previously fitted with a large medical body suitable for camping. I removed the body with the intention of only using the truck for off-roading and green laning but have retained the rear mounting points for another frame or body to be fitted. My plan was to build a frame to take spare wheels and recovery gear as well as have a roll cage made.

First registered in Sweden in 1977 (built 1975), this medical AT truck was imported to the IOM with one other C303 back on November 29th 2006 by a Peter Henry. The pair of trucks were then purchased by Fred Cheshire of Lancashire in 2013. This C303 had the IOM plate LMN-230-N. It currently sits on 14,000 KMS, just 8,700 miles from new with military log to back it up. I have been through the process of giving it UK registration. Its not unusual for me to sell vehicles ( I have had a hundred or so) having only owned the truck for 3 months it’s a scratch I had to itch but in reality I have a rally car I wish to finish and compete in stage rallies which are not cheap. I will probably regret this sale as if I want another they are not that easy to come by.

Powered by a Volvo B30 straight six petrol engine, driven by a 4 speed ZF gearbox with 2 speed transfer box, portal axles with three air locking diffs and 35” tyres, these machines are near to unstoppable. The truck runs a 24v battery system, two seats in the cab and a very good heater. The only aftermarket parts fitted to the truck are an alloy radiator and kenlow fan, custom side steps and engine cover.

The Volvo was dry stored from 2013 until 2022 in which time it had some restoration work and servicing. Under new ownership it has been lubricated and serviced as well as tested on local Salisbury Military training grounds with great success on and off road. It drives as it should, is surprisingly quiet and it has not thrown up any mechanical issues aside from fuel filters which have now been changed. The tyres have nearly new tread and the brakes were serviced within the last few hundred kms. It has braided brake lines all round but I assumed these were possibly stock items.

Although Tax and MOT exempt, it has had an MOT to register it in the UK as historic and passed with no advisories on the 01/06/2022. It came from IOM registered as a van. A Current V5C is included showing 0 previous owners as well as military maintenance log, complete vehicle workshop manual, some parts receipts and UK registration paperwork.

The sale of the vehicle included a number of spare parts such as 2 new hub seals, brake cylinders, brake shoes, two spare wheels and tyres, inner tubes as well as various filters and other items. A complete set of snow chains are also included. The only thing that needs doing is painting the rear panel which I recently had repaired and I fitted with a sliding window, but I may get this done before the new owner collects anyway. Viewing is more than welcome and I have a contact to transport it if required.

Work carried out in the UK since 2013 includes:

  • Bottom of door shuts cut out and rebuilt
  • Bottom of windscreen cut out and rebuilt
  • Fuel tank repaired and lined
  • Chassis cleaned and oil treat along with cab
  • Brakes refurbished with Land Rover 11” parts
  • Propshaft checked and greased regularly
  • Diffs, hubs and gearbox oil checked and topped up where required
  • engine serviced, new oil, filters plugs dizzy cap, electronic ignition Acuspark (12v) through a 24v to 12v reducer, carbs serviced 2018 (300kms since service)
  • Custom fabricated engine cover

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