1946 ERF Ci6 Tractor Rare Vintage lorry...SOLD. for sale
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Hi and welcome to the sale of my 1946 ERF Ci6 "Tractor" registration number "CRD 10" Chassis number "4140“
Built along with approx others as special order placed by and to meet the requirements of Simmonds LTD "Brewery" of Reading. This wagon is apparently the sole surviving example of its type and is genuine article and not something made to represent something that it is not and have its build sheets to confirm this. The wagon is powered by Gardner 6lw which is coupled up to David Brown speed gearbox. It was ordered to have "3 man cab" so you have the drivers position and at the passenger side trailer man and 3rd man, so it is man "crew cab" also stated on the build sheet. The lorry was fitted with front bumpers which not all had fitted. It has two towing jaws to the front and large heavy duty towing jaw at the rear for towing wheel turntable tanker originally which can be seen in the black and white picture. I bought the wagon approximately years ago as restoration project.In that time have had the cab timber frame totally rebuilt in seasoned Ash to an absolutely excellent standard, the quality and workmanship is outstanding.I had the front mudguards repaired and bought new ones for the back. I had new ballast box made for the back and re skinned with aluminium sheet and beading to finish off.I painted the wagon about years ago and progress slowed up after that.I had the front bumpers and headlight rims rechromed.All the split rim wheels were stripped, shot blasted, primed and painted. The engine runs superb, all gears select as they should there is no grinding or jumping. All the difficult and costly work has been carried out, the wagon requires small amount of work left to do to finish...the list includes, quarter lights cutting and fitting, the brakes rigging up (I have all the parts), wiring (there is only the starter, front/rear lights, side lights, horn, starter and one windscreen wiper to wire up) and the grill wants little bit of braising then rechroming. The wagon is on 12v electrics and not 24v. I have spent small fortune on this lorry upto press and whoever ends up owning it will have very little expense to lay out, more time than anything to tie up the loose ends in order to get it show ready. The wagon had spell on the fairground with Traylens Amusements used for towing before being bought back by Courages, the brewery firm that bought Simmonds out, and was bought as project for the workshop apprentice mechanics in the mid 1980's before being situated outside the brewery gates itself as feature. This has all the advantages you could want in vintage lorry, it's an ERF for start, the only type out of only around 10 built, it's far shorter than flatbed and needs lass space to store and it's very easy project for someone to finish off. I don't need to sell the wagon but want to based on my loss of interest in vintage commercials and just don't have the enthusiasm to finish it off, decision know I'll most probably regret once it's gone and moreso once see it completed. I know won't recover all the costs from what I've spent on the lorry including its initial purchase price but I'd like to try and get as close as can, if not I'll just chip away till its finished. For any further information regarding the lorry or to arrange viewing please don't hesitate to contact me, KARL on 07412151165. £16,500 or offers in the region of. Viewing is welcomed and encouraged to appreciate what this lorry is if you want something different that nobody else will have on the rally field. May consider PX for British motorbike No VAT on the price, cash on collection or bank transfer and only deposit will secure. Thanks for taking the time to check out my listing.
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