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VERY RARE OPPORTUNITY 1 OF ONLY 52 EVER PRODUCED BY F. I BATES THIS LAND ROVER FORWARD CONTROL FIRE ENGINE 2525cc 6 cylinder Petrol engine, History of Land Rover 109 Forward Control Fire Engines manufactured by Bates of Evesham (F I Bates & Son Limited) This particular fire engine Registration Number HCY 288N was manufactured in 1974 to the same specification as the 44 units supplied to the Fire Authority of Northern Ireland but was used in a UK airport, 52 units in total were produced. This article appeared in the Evesham Journal dated April 19th 1973 when together with the photographs of showing construction of the fire engines and demonstration at Evesham Fire Station. emergency was at its grimmest. The vehicle was specially designed for work in Northern Ireland by Mr Ken Rhodes. It is built on a Series III Land Rover chassis and is half the weight and half the size of a traditional fire engine. With its crew of four and own 100 gallon tank An opportunity to acquire a rare example of this special purpose vehicle with the added history THIS PARTICULAR VEHICLE HAS NEVER REALLY HAD MUCH USE AND IS ALL COMPLETE WITH LIGHTS SIREN AND HOSES AND LOTS OF FITTINGS THE PUMP STILL WORKS AND ALSO COMES WITH THE ORIGINAL SET OF PLANS AND A LETTER IN AN ENVELOPE THAT WAS SENT FROM LAND ROVER TO F I BATES ON HOW THE VEHICLE WAS TO BE MANUFACTURED THIS IS A VERY UNIQUE VEHICLE WITH EXTREMELY RARE HISTORY AND THE V5 IS IN THE NAME OF 'BATES' A FAMILY MEMBER OF THE COMPANY WHO BUILT IT HAVE A LOOK AT THE FEATURE OF THIS VEHICLE IN 'THE LANDY' APRIL 2018 – ISSUE 50Please note no EMAIL enquiries will be responded to