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Alvis Salamander  MK6  Crash Tender
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No: 38441   Contributor: CraigW   Year: 2015   Manufacturer: Alvis   Country: United Kingdom
Alvis Salamander MK6 Crash Tender

Seen in garden of house in Skegness 1988 , there were also two more almost complete at end of garden , see other photo .
Hope the guy got plenty of customers to pay for the Rolls Royce B81 petrol!
Picture added on 02 April 2015 at 16:24
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You have to admit it would fun for off road use.

Added by Les Davis on 06 April 2015.
Yes probably a very good performer with such minimal bodywork.

Added by Craigw on 08 April 2015.
Interesting you should say about the off roading. My Dad bought that very vehicle (Q702 OVL) in 1990 and spent about 4 years carrying out a full mechanical restoration. Unfortunately almost all of the original bodywork had been lost and the front was badly corroded due to years of salt water exposure on Skeggy beach.

A whole new body was built and it was put on the road in 1994 then used for roughly 12 years as a full-on off roader. Much fun was had and it excelled, being far more capable than the heavier Stalwart - the Wilson pre-selector helped a lot with making progress off road. It eventually was put onto an age related number plate - DAS 623.

Changing circumstances meant that Dad needed a tractor so in a sentimental move (wanting to keep the vehicle he worked so hard to restore) he put a Renault Midliner diesel engine in it. He got it running and driving then again a further change in circumstances meant he had to sell it quickly. It went to an FV600 collector up near Manchester somewhere and I haven't seen it since. Such a shame as my childhood revolved around that vehicle in one way or another!

I have a photobucket album full of pictures of the vehicle but can't post a link up on here, I'll upload a picture instead.

Thanks
Tom

Added by Tom on 21 July 2015.
That's very interesting .
Would also be nice to see a pic of it 'in action' on Skegness beach, wonder if there are any ?

Added by Craig on 07 August 2015.
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