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The Lightweight has a pretty good MoT history, continuous from 2006 to 2015 when I guess it stopped needing one.  Advisories and fails only on mechanical/electrical stuff rather than corrosion so it could be a decent vehicle and certainly worth a look if you wanted one.  My betting is it will go to near £8-9k if its a decent 12V truck but you cannot really tell from the pics only of the outside, except its mostly original looking except for the rear cross member which is wrong.

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1 hour ago, matchlesswdg3 said:

 My betting is it will go to near £8-9k if its a decent 12V truck but you cannot really tell from the pics only of the outside, except its mostly original looking except for the rear cross member which is wrong.

Does the screened ignition and large generator not signify a 24V FFR?

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It is a FFR and still running as such ,  for top $  a FFR needs to be a minta ,  there is a  £  fault-line - buyer beware of this.   Basically retain 24 volt and value / convert to 12 volt operation and use it like a 12 volt GS.  A sound GS is always worth more ££.  The higher value minta  FFR  (generally the older the are , the harder to find a minta) is as always intended, to lug  a specialist radio shack - collector/show vehicle that needs to be capable of immediately accepting a URS  (Unitary Radio Station) without additional £ costs to sort the basic vehicle to a high standard.   Radio apart , it is not just a matter of getting friends/neighbours or a crane to lift the station into the tub.   Many URS (few now available)  are missing some very RARE and £ expensive parts.

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Woops!  I missed most of the photos at first look!  But it still looks a good honest fixer upper - what you see you get, but it needs a good poke at to make sure.  Folk seem to shy away from the 24V Lightweight (but still pay £££££££s for a Wolf!) although I think it should make decent money - over £7k at least judging by the old tat thats been on offer lately at daft prices.  We shall see.

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I don't live too far from the auction house , looking at the photographs - nothing to attract me and I am always in the market for LWT.   For me , photographs sufficient for  a desktop assessment / valuation £ on the base of a chassis re-mount.     Catterick workshops did lots of rear x member renewals using a civvy  style part (non-genuine) .  Why I don't know because the MOD Parts Book lists the No. for the correct  X member that was available (just that it was correct , without the aftermarket extensions that made welding easier).   It seems to be a  --GB--   ,  so Larkspur radio originally , but it has the modifications (wing-top adaptable box)  for Clansman radio - I prefer a unmolested Larkspur (easily taken back) ,  for show purpose ,  IMHO for more readily available Clansman stuff you need the proper front wings with box under spade-lid flaps.

£3K is more than sufficient ,  at auction they get bid up by those who don't understand.      That is generous - the vent-panel is not great, many now are stitched-up , you can't hide it - that is the project stall.    

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