1959 Dennis F8 Fire Engine  Chassis no. 4448F8
Lot 269
1959 Dennis F8 Fire Engine Chassis no. 4448F8
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,300 - 5,000
withdrawn
Lot Details
1959 Dennis F8 Fire Engine
Registration no. UBL 465
Chassis no. 4448F8

Footnotes

  • The name of Dennis Bros is inextricably linked with the manufacture of public service vehicles and more especially with the Fire Service. This Rolls-Royce B60-engined tender was supplied new to Wokingham Fire Station in 1959 fitted with a half cab, a configuration necessary to clear the station's arched entrance. In 1970 the fire station was moved to Denton Road and 'UBL 465' was returned to Dennis Bros in Guildford for a full cab to be fitted, so losing its unique identity.
    In 1974 the Dennis was replaced by a Dodge WrL and kept as a reserve appliance until 1975 when the preservation society took it over. At some time in the 1980s it was loaned to two American airmen at RAF Greenham Common to restore, but was left on the airfield when they returned to the USA. The Dennis was then moved to Didcot where the local firemen hoped to restore it. That project likewise was never started and the Royal Berkshire Fire Brigade vehicle was towed back to Station 1 at Caversham Road, Reading where it stood until being moved to Station 11 at
    Mortimer in April 1986 to be restored by Fm Iain Noble and Fm Tony Perris. Described as in generally good condition and running well, the vehicle is offered with current road fund licence and Swansea V5 registration document, and is both tax exempt under the historic rules and MoT exempt as an operational fire tender. No Reserve.

Saleroom notices

  • This vehicle has been withdrawn from this sale, and will be offered at our 8 September Beaulieu Autojumble Sale.
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