“Up for auction is a very unique 1969 series IIa flatbed 109 Rover. This rover started its life in New Zealand where it was used as a brush truck for a local fire department in a small rural town. The truck was then imported to the states sometime in the early 2000’s by the previous owner where it was used only occasionally when not stored inside.
Since I have owned this truck I have used it as my major means of transportation back and forth to work (100 mile round trip). This rover has proven to be super reliable no matter the weather and always starts easily no matter the temperature. The body of this truck is in great condition for its age and very solid (see photos).
The interior of the truck is in very good condition and all of the instruments and electronics work, including the beacon and siren. This also has a pull out tray within the bed for convenient storage. This truck is virtually rust free with the only areas of rust being two small spots in the foot wells, both of which are about the size of a quarter. Frame is in excellent condition with no rot whatsoever (see photos). Bulkhead is super solid as well.
This truck has a new clutch package (less than 100 miles ago), new clutch slave cylinder, and a new brake master cylinder. Although this truck is not perfect it has always been a very reliable daily driver.”
Ever since I went to the Chelsea fire station in December, I’ve had a hunkerin’ for old fire equipment such as this old Jeep below. Maybe I always had a hunkerin’ for them and it’s just revealing itself more now. I can tell you this for sure, I have a hunkerin’ for the word hunkerin’.
This is on eBay in New Buffalo, Michigan with the reserve not met at $4,750.