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Witham Specialist Vehicles October 2014 Auction / Tender

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It's working for me, but now it has a Cherished Vehicle logo that keeps shifting around. I'm sure it was clean of that earlier when I watched all through.

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Can anyone tell me what the airdefense unit at 8 mins is? The wheels and carrier looks similar to the bofors!?

 

 

marty

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Thx Paul btw do you know which of the sturgeons have the gearbox still mounted and are maybe running vehicles?

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they have been removed because they keep breaking is what I heard and they need the spares...is this right...

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Gearboxes have been available, I was able to find one for my Scimitar and even had a spare for some time. I am told it costs £58000 to upgrade a petrol gearbox to a diesel one if you send it to David Brown. There is an issue with them in service with the casings cracking. There are also several upgrades which have been done to them, for example the TN15E and TN15E+. These will be the ones they are removing to keep for spares, as they were mainly used over in BATUS all the Sturgeons, Salamanders etc which had them fitted have had them removed before disposal.

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How long is a piece of string?

 

10 years ago when they released all the petrol CVRTs they were all missing engines and messier dampers. If you could find an engine it wouldn't have a heat exchanger. 5/6 years later the engines were released and they were everywhere. Messier dampers were unobtainable, then very expensive, now everyone has some they are worth next to nothing. In 5/6/10 years time there will be loads of gearboxes and no vehicles as they will have been scrapped or sold abroad.

 

If you have the money and the space it's probably worth gambling on buying a nice one and storing it.

 

Chris

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How long is a piece of string?

 

10 years ago when they released all the petrol CVRTs they were all missing engines and messier dampers. If you could find an engine it wouldn't have a heat exchanger. 5/6 years later the engines were released and they were everywhere. Messier dampers were unobtainable, then very expensive, now everyone has some they are worth next to nothing. In 5/6/10 years time there will be loads of gearboxes and no vehicles as they will have been scrapped or sold abroad.

 

If you have the money and the space it's probably worth gambling on buying a nice one and storing it.

 

Chris

 

This is a damned good idea Chris and I nearly went for it yesterday but I dont have the space. If I did I would buy a goodish one as a start point, spend a couple of years doing a slow restoration to get it mint, then wait for a gearbox to turn up, which I am sure they will eventually. In my experience it is best not to buy the first release of something as at that point they will be rare and expensive, but sooner or later the price will come down - mezzies being one of the best examples of this..

 

I live 2 miles away from David Brown's Huddersfield factory if anybody wants me to enquire about the £58k upgrade!

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