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Hi, the last six months has been busy. One cosmetic Amx13 restoration for a private collection, and I am currently working on an Amx 13 VCI (amx troop carrier) built in mid sixties and rebuild in 1980 I found it languishing in an armour bone-yard in Belgium. After a couple years of negotiations and a lot of paperwork, I got it back to UK just over a year and a half ago. It entered the workshop just before covid19 hit. Therefore progress has been slow yet steady as we can't have more than one person in workshop at a time.. More pictures as we progress.. Repaint completed, now on to engine, wiring, suspension and lastly reinstate the interior..
This weekend members of the French army reenactment group started work on a rare beastie indeed. We will post up pictures of the restoration as we progress. This is a mortar carrier variant of the widely used AMX family of vehicles. It has sat outside in the holding area for a while.. gathering rain water.. But now its entering the workshop for some tlc. When purchased it came in a batch of stock standard vehicles, but soon we noticed it was slightly different in build and shape from the other vtt we have, so after inspection we can see it was originally a mortar carrier, that has been modified, probably for driving instruction use by a North European country. Manufactured by Sofem in 1964, and judging by the dates on the ammunition we found under the floor, probably in some sort of military use as late as the early 90's.