Lot 298 - 1982 Ford Transit MK. II Pick-up
|Odometer reading||19,571 miles|
|Result||Sold - £12,320|
The insurance premiums of commercial vehicles are high for good reason, i.e., such machines are generally as abused as they are used, which makes ‘VTV 699Y’ a real rarity. Built in 1982, it is a drop-side pick-up derivative of Ford’s ubiquitous Transit, that has had just three former keepers and currently indicates a notably low but credible 19,571 miles.
Finished in white with black interior trim, it is regarded by the vendor as having ‘very good’ bodywork, paintwork, upholstery, but is unquestionably in time warp original condition by comparison with most examples of the breed. The 2.0 litre Pinto petrol engine is said to run well and the gearbox changes smoothly. It comes complete with a November 2019 invoice for £351.98 covering the supply and fitment of sundry maintenance items including: water pump, timing belt, a set of sparking plugs, replacement oil and air filters, a pair of new tyres, and a wiper blade. Original classic light commercials do not come much better than this.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.