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    Bet that looks good in the Spring, Enjoyed that Mikey, Thanks

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    [QUOTE=Hugh Jorgan;349264 I did a registration check on a few. FVL322X turns out to be registered in 1995 and describes it as a yellow ambulance.[/QUOTE]

    The Suffix letter X was released in 1981, so the 1995 date is probably the last year the vehicle was officially registered - unless somebody was doing a fiddle. Not unknown in the old 'Expedition' world back then. Having acquired two of these vehicles via Ruddington for High Atlas travel; trying to register same as anything other than an Ambulance, causes all sorts of complications in providing fixed and proper seating for ones extra passengers in the back of the vehicle. Far better to register as what it was, then just bolt extra seats in the back and get on with the journey. Change of use brings up all sorts of 'officialdom' and endless paperwork, not to mention the headache with Insurance Companies!

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    Smashing find that, some lovely AEC Matadors, and that yellow Commer is excellent. Would love to visit this place. Great pics

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    Ditto that's a lovely collection, thanks for sharing!

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    The X reg on the 101 ambulance is probably correct. It refers to its 'into service date' rather than 'build date'. All 101s were built between 1972 and 1978 but many went straight into storage and those converted to ambulances were not released into service until the early 1980s. A large batch were then sold off in the mid 90s - hence first civilian registration in 1995. Many of these were given an X reg to show their 'in service' date. .I'd wet my pants if I found a derelict 101! The strange tractor is an RAF spec David Brown used as an aircraft tug. Looks like a great place - nice pics - well done.

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    Nice set of pictures mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    Thank you oldscrote that info.never seen one like that.what a strange looking thing.big wheel arches on it and very bright ha ha
    That David Brown tractor looks like one of the type the RAF used as Aircraft / bomb trolley tugs in WWII. One of the Airfix WWII aircraft kits - The Short Stirling - included one with the aircraft kit.

    Box lid illustration: http://www.topslotsntrains.com/uploa...WW2-A07002.jpg

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    Bloody motor derp tastic is that Mikey
    Don't panic, be reet!!!

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    Brilliant report Mikey, many thanks

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