Lot 51 (The Pavilion Gardens, 27th November 2019)
Sold for £16,875
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: KEK218J
Chassis No: BC05KR43285
- Still in original ownership from 1970
- Warranted 79000 miles with correct Perkins diesel engine
- Complete with original operators manual , spare wheel , jack, wheel brace and bag
- Garaged all of its life
- Rare opening side door option
This remarkable example of the "pig snout" transit is being offered to the market for the very first time since being bought new by its current owner and registered on 11th November 1970. The Diesel engined Transit has been garaged all its life and was in light use until 2003 when the owner decided a more recent example was required. It was then placed on axle stands and did not move until it was excavated in early October 2019 by the H & H transport team.
The load bay has the appearance that it has barely been used with no obvious visible damage. The interior once again looks very lightly used with headlining, door cards and rubber matting presenting very well . A charming example of this iconic vehicle is awaiting a new enthusiastic owner to use and enjoy it.
The Metropolitan Police reported on this vehicle in 1972 via a Scotland Yard spokesman that 'Ford Transits are used in 95 per cent of bank raids. With the performance of a car, and space for 1.75 tonnes of loot, the Transit is proving to be the perfect getaway vehicle...', describing it as 'Britain's most wanted van.