Green Goddess Fire Engine

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Green Goddess Fire Engine

Postby iandromiskin » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:42 pm

At some point (money depending of course) I would love to buy one of these. Not sure what I would do with it, but I'd be happy just looking at it :D But does anyone have any idea of any sites where these are advertised for sale so that I can keep an eye on the availablity and selling price ??? Not much on the internet currently.
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Re: Green Goddess Fire Engine

Postby ASL642 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:13 pm

Witham Specialist Vehicles Ltd of Grantham Lincolnshire sold 15 in 2007 on behalf of the Government for £3,500 + VAT each. :D

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Re: Green Goddess Fire Engine

Postby LouiseM » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:22 pm

Here's their website - they deal in the sale of MOD vehicles: http://www.mod-sales.com/ You can register and sign up for their news letter.


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Re: Green Goddess Fire Engine

Postby ASL642 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:27 pm

Oh dear :oops: must not sign up..... something I always wanted :D Wonder if the neighbour wants to rent a bit of his drive out? :lol:

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Re: Green Goddess Fire Engine

Postby LouiseM » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:33 pm

I expect having 5 Minors on the drive has already lowered house prices in your area so I don't think the neighbours would be best pleased :-?


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Re: Green Goddess Fire Engine

Postby ASL642 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:48 pm

Cheek! ...Well at least we drive our cars. Most of the neighbours venture out once a week to the supermarket and then put the car back in the garage :roll: Some of them are too elderly to drive any more ......empty garages! :wink:

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Re: Green Goddess Fire Engine

Postby Plin » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:59 am

Great idea Ian - I only saw one of them the other night and thought goodness haven't seen one for years (am old enough to remember them being actually used when the firemen were on strike in my teenage years!). Mind you they are quite big, had to give it some room down our silly 'traffic calming' road!

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Re: Green Goddess Fire Engine

Postby d_harris » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:39 am

3.5k? That sounds like a bargain to me!


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Re: Green Goddess Fire Engine

Postby iandromiskin » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:41 am

There are some nice landrovers for sale too.

Think I could fit this on my lawn :-? http://www.mod-sales.com/direct/vehicle ... zelle_.htm

I only found one tired Goddess so far but it needs work http://www.farmingmachines.co.uk/machinery/M13626
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Re: Green Goddess Fire Engine

Postby ASL642 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:56 am

I fancied the armoured tracked carrier :lol: Might stop the people who park down our road to collect their children (15/16 yr olds who don't appear to have legs) from school - we live in a cul de sac :o

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Re: Green Goddess Fire Engine

Postby mike.perry » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:13 am

Have you ever driven a Bedford RL? Its hard work! And the fuel consumption of the petrol engine :cry:
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Re: Green Goddess Fire Engine

Postby iandromiskin » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:29 am

Oh I'd imagine the petrol consumption is something to behold all right. Never driven one. Just a dream of Bedford ownership. Some people at my age want a mercedes or a bmw, I want an old fire-engine :D
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Re: Green Goddess Fire Engine

Postby ASL642 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:37 pm

I was thinking of it more of a deterrent! There are times of the day when we simply can't get out of the road! They park on both sides :evil: Have driven an outside broadcast vehicle round the pound once. They were enormous and heavy :D

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Re: Green Goddess Fire Engine

Postby chrisd87 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:30 pm

I remember the green goddesses from the firefighters strike a few years ago. From memory the top speed was something like 40 or 45mph! Can you drive them on an ordinary car licence, or would you have to take another (7.5t?) test?
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Re: Green Goddess Fire Engine

Postby ASL642 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:34 pm

I think you need an HGV or CDL not sure which.

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Re: Green Goddess Fire Engine

Postby mike.perry » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:46 pm

You need an LCV Class C (HGV3). You can budget that into your costings. But don't let me put you off
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Re: Green Goddess Fire Engine

Postby ASL642 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:36 pm

Well it would certainly be something "different" to enter in the Open Class! :lol:

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Re: Green Goddess Fire Engine

Postby iandromiskin » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:40 pm

Has anyone seen this ?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DENNIS-F8-FIRE-EN ... 415b9aca0c

Cheap at half the price but then it has two days to go yet.
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Re: Green Goddess Fire Engine

Postby StaffsMoggie » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:49 am

Above all, one of these vehicles needs undercover storage. Much of the rear body is made of wood and like Minor Travellers they deteriorate dramatically if left exposed to the weather.

Unless you have somewhere to store the vehicle indoors, and they are bigger than they look, I would advise against purchasing one.

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Re: Green Goddess Fire Engine

Postby Trabantdave » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:01 pm

Image

How about one of these for controlling the local yout?

It's a Volkspolizei Robur from East Germany!

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