Lot 342 - 1964 Daimler Scout Car LRV Ferret Mk. 1/2
|Estimate||£9,500 - £12,500|
|Result||Sold - £10,000|
Late in 1948, Daimler was awarded a contract to design and build prototypes of a new scout car under the designation FV701. The first prototype was completed in 1949 and delivered to the Army for trials the following year. After trials it was adopted for service with the British Army and was named the Ferret. The first production Ferret, the Mk 2, was completed in mid-1952 and the first production Mk 1 was completed late the same year. Throughout its production life the basic hull of the Ferret remained unchanged although slightly more powerful engines were installed as well as different turrets fitted to meet different requirements. Production of the Ferret was finally completed in 1971 by which time 4,409 vehicles of all types had been built.
This Daimler Scout Car went into service with the British Army in 1964 and was registered 18EA62. It is unknown when it was released into civilian life but it was first registered with the current registration number in 2004. The vendor believes that the added chromework, (which can be easily removed,) was fitted to enhance the vehicle as a promotional car for a World famous British heavy weight boxer. This scout car is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT declaration of exemption, a Bovington Tank Museum certificate, a file containing invoices and a workshop manual. Also supplied are a pair of original radio helmets so the tank commander can talk to the driver. This is an ideal vehicle to take to the many retro events which are happening around the UK or popping down the pub on a Sunday.
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