BEDFORD 1965 J SERIES FIRE TRUCK ORIGINAL 5000 MILES WITH ACCESSORIES For Sale






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Auction price:  
AU $6.900.00
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Last update: 
28.02.2016
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Previous Owners: 
2
Item Location: 
Lismore, NSW, Australia
Drive Side: 
Right-Hand Drive
Type: 
Commercial Vehicle
Exterior Color: 
Red
Type of Title: 
Clear (most titles)
Doors: 
2
Engine Number: 
2JI23210713
Engine Size: 
3.5
Transmission: 
Manual
Fuel: 
Petrol
For Sale By: 
Private Seller
Mileage: 
5,340
Year: 
1965










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Description BEDFORD 1965 J SERIES FIRE TRUCK ORIGINAL 5000 MILES WITH ACCESSORIES

BEDFORD J SERIES FIRE TRUCK 1965 - ORIGINAL 5000 MILES
GENUINE ALL ORIGINAL NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE TRUCK - MURWILLUMBAH BRIGADE
RESTORED 2 YEARS AGO AND PASSED NSW BLUE SLIP READY TO REGISTER YET WAS NEVER REGISTERED
Will be sorely missed however need the room and is not used. I have never had such an original cool vehicle. It is absolutely original as it was when in service. The interior is completely original, immaculate as you would expect from the low miles. As far as I can see all the gauges work. Original push button start (no key required). I restored this vehicle 2 years ago with the intention of driving it and it did pass a NSW blue slip ready to register however I stuck it in the shed and never ended up registering it (too many cars). Comes with a lot of original equipment including hoses, attachments, tools etc and as far as I am aware the rear pump is fully functional however I have never used it. The siren is still attached however is disconnected. Has on board water tank yet I have not tested this either. Just an amazing piece of history. Note a similar vehicle was sold at auction for $17K in Oct 2014 (see link below), shows what a bargain this is as has been priced for quick sale, you wont find another one at this price! Note I have taken pictures as it was out of the shed, unwashed and un polished.
Similar vehicle sold at Grays on-line for $14300 + GST ($1430) = $15,730 + 7.5% Buyers premium (plus GST) = $1297 - Total paid $17,027  - see link below. 
http://www.graysonline.com/lot/0003-5011682/motor-vehiclesmotor-cycles/1...
CONDITION DESCRIPTION
INTERIOR
The interior of the vehicle is in excellent condition, Metal door trims are immaculate. Still has its original Bakelite interior light!. All original components still there including fire fighting switches and lever to operate the rear pump. Seats are in amazing original condition with no tears. All badges intact with original steering wheel. The rubbers have deteriorated around the doors and could be replaced if you see fit. All the gauges seem to be operational and working. Part of the roof lining piece is missing.
MECHANICALLY
3.5L Original petrol engine with matching numbers. Truck starts easily and runs well. It is an old truck and not built for speed however drives as it should. Upon engaging the clutch you can hear what I would say is a thrust bearing noise so this will need to be attended to however I have driven the vehicle and it functions fine just noisy when you engage the clutch. The brakes where a little stuck when I moved it out of the shed however (old drum brakes) seemed to free up the more I drove it and they do stop although these would need to be attended to make perfect. I cant pick any other mechanical issues, it drives, changes gears well and the gearbox seems strong, I cant hear any noises coming from the running gear, it is an honest original truck that could do with a bit of love to get back to perfect.
PAINTWORK / BODY
The paint work for the age of the truck is really good and very presentable. With a good cut and polish I believe it would really shine. There is slight pitting on the bonnet yet is only surface and not really noticeable unless up close. The vehicle is amazingly rust free, there are some very small rust spots around the sides of the front guards (one shown in picture size of 20c piece), very minimal, otherwise there is no rust that I can see that needs to be attended to otherwise very very clean vehicle and any minor rust patches would not need to be done for rego. The fire truck body could do with some repainting of some of the timber parts on the back where the ladder rack is yet would not be a complicated repair to sand and repaint the timber back to fire engine red. There are a few stone marks on the fire truck body yet still very presentable and in good condition. Personally I would not do anything to the body as I like it original and it is perfectly fine for rego yet could be restored to perfect if you see fit.
The fire truck body is an amazing piece of engineering. It has many compartments to store all of the accessories, all made of metal all with brass hinges including all the hose fittings which are all brass. It still has the matching seat mats that sit on either side of the fire truck body to carry the additional passengers (would have been a wild ride!).
AUCTION CONDITIONS AND PAYMENT
I have described the truck in my honest opinion, your opinion may differ to mine so you are welcome to inspect the vehicle prior to Auction end only. The Truck is located close to Nimbin NSW about half an hour from Lismore or just over an hour to Gold Coast. Payment must be made within 3 days of the Auction ending. I would prefer payment by bank deposit. I am happy to store the vehicle once paid for as long as you need in order to organise transport and I do have a local towing person I use that is very reasonable and can assist at the purchasers cost. Please serious bidders only with the funds and resources to complete the purchase as per auction conditions.
If you require any further information or pictures of particular areas of the truck I am happy to send to serious purchasers. You will not be disappointed and will not find another Bedford J series truck this original at this price net alone with an original fire engine body. The fire engine body could be removed if this suited your requirements. This is really an awesome vehicle in original condition priced very low for a quick sale. My loss is your gain. Good luck.







Reviews and comments for BEDFORD 1965 J SERIES FIRE TRUCK ORIGINAL 5000 MILES WITH ACCESSORIES

Jiy
2017-02-19

Hi is Bedford still avlable if yes can you call me on 0467155079 thanks jimmy

 

 

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