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SAP201 Ex East Sussex Karrier
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No: 26163   Contributor: Michael G.   Year: 2010   Manufacturer: Commer   Country: United Kingdom
SAP201 Ex East Sussex Karrier

SAP201 delivered back to East Sussex.
Was based at Wadhurst in 1970's, and also Rye. From a log book found in the cab it seems from 1989 until 1993 she was used by Courtaulds Chemicals as a works appliance (in Manchester?)and has the British Fire Service Association badge on the door. Prior to December 2010 she has been in Bedale, Yorkshire by the A1 where she has sat for at least a couple of years. I'd be interested if any one can add to the history! Please also see picture #20287
Picture added on 17 December 2010 at 17:31
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At one time she was on e-bay up for auction but did not sell, I took a couple of pics of her a couple of years ago as I pass where she stood just off the A1 on my way to work at RAF Leeming FD.

Added by Gordon Smith on 17 December 2010.
Luckily she is in fairly good condition for about 50 years old, although i'm not sure mechanically yet what I will find, The speedo has only got 15748k miles on it which I suspect to be genuine. I have had dealings with HCB Angus built bedfords before, and know if this had been built mainly out of timber, like them she would be full of rot by now. But this Carmichael bodied Karrier, is virtually all aluminium. However I'm sure there will be plenty of surprises as work progresses!

Added by Michael G. on 17 December 2010.
Yeah, it's in a good condition, Michael. Especially when you consider it's done over 15 million miles! Good luck with it.

Added by Yelp Bullhorn on 18 December 2010.
Well spotted - I wondered who would spot that mistake first!

Added by Michael G. on 18 December 2010.
This vehicle was at Coventry in the late 80s I think it was 87-89 I was in the Courtaulds fire service and drove it regularly.

Added by Clive Rollins on 21 July 2013.
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