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New Zealand Bedford
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No: 36851   Contributor: David Miller   Year: 2013   Manufacturer: Bedford   Country: New Zealand
New Zealand Bedford

This beautifully restored "Green Goddess" served a number of Southland brigades. It is now restored at the Thornbury museum and retains virtually all its original equipment. It was photographed in Queenstown in October 2013.
Picture added on 15 December 2013 at 08:51
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They do look a lot better in red livery!

Added by Rob Johnson on 15 December 2013.
Curious-this appears to be a 4x4 but the hoes reel is at the back?

Added by Andy Bradley on 28 December 2013.
I understand that the later batches of Green Goddess's were 4x4. Also as the bodies were built by a number of different companies the hose reel was in various positions.
There is another post (picture #33848) of one painted red, with the hose reel at the rear.

Added by Steve Prosser on 28 December 2013.
All of the Green Goddess's supplied to NZ in 1976 were 4x4 and all have the hose reels in this location.

Added by John Walker on 28 December 2013.
I did hear one or more of the antipodean brigades did do a conversion on ex HO S types. Then again I think someone said they were done as a special. Both could be the case. As for this one????!

Added by Neal Glover on 28 December 2013.
VASS converted a number of 4x2 to 4x4 for export- note it is deviod of the 2 steps below the front bumper and the grab handles each side of the bonnet . I found a VASS picture of one of them and it still had its original NYV 382 reg number photographed just before going to the docks prior to shipment to N Zealand

Added by Ted Angus on 28 December 2013.
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