1974 Volkswagen Type 2 Fire Engine  Chassis no. 2632121093

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1974 Volkswagen Type 2 Fire Engine
Coachwork by Branbridge Registration no. GKL 694N Chassis no. 2632121093

Sold for £ 11,500 (US$ 14,410) inc. premium
1974 Volkswagen Type 2 Fire Engine
Coachwork by Branbridge

Registration no. GKL 694N
Chassis no. 2632121093

Footnotes

  • As readily recognisable as the immortal 'Beetle' itself and a 'cult' vehicle in its own right, the Volkswagen Type 2 and its derivatives enjoyed an even longer period in production than their saloon progenitor. The original was conceived in the late 1940s by a Dutch Volkswagen agent, Ben Pon, who drew up plans for a van based on the Beetle floorpan and running gear. Known as the Volkswagen Type 2 (the Beetle saloon being Type 1) the result of Pon's efforts arrived in 1950 and almost immediately proliferated into a bewildering variety of models catering for an enormous range of commercial and domestic activities. By 1968, when the first major revision of this outstandingly successful design occurred, almost two million had been sold worldwide.

    This rare Type 2 fire engine was delivered to the Central Electricity Generating Board in 1974 and since its sale by them has had three owners. In March 2005 the vehicle was acquired by one D P Murphy. Restored that same year, it was gifted by Mr Murphy to the Merseyside Fire & Rescue Heritage & Education Centre in 2012. We are advised by the vendor that it is in generally good condition, benefiting from a replacement 1,600cc engine and recently refurbished electrics (in 2015). The vehicle is MoT'd to February 2016 and comes with a V5C document.
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1974 Volkswagen Type 2 Fire Engine  Chassis no. 2632121093
1974 Volkswagen Type 2 Fire Engine  Chassis no. 2632121093
1974 Volkswagen Type 2 Fire Engine  Chassis no. 2632121093
1974 Volkswagen Type 2 Fire Engine  Chassis no. 2632121093
1974 Volkswagen Type 2 Fire Engine  Chassis no. 2632121093
1974 Volkswagen Type 2 Fire Engine  Chassis no. 2632121093
1974 Volkswagen Type 2 Fire Engine  Chassis no. 2632121093
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