Witham (Specialist Vehicles) Ltd has a couple of beach landing training vehicles due to be sold via its website soon. Two KF-registered,1986/7 fording 110s have come from the Royal Marines at Instow in Devon. They're called Fred and Ernie and they're both in sound condition with a mere 3000 miles on the clock although they have the radiators and rear floors removed to train and simulate beach landings and have no lights or rear floor for the same reasons. It's too early to get a price for them but readers should keep an eye on the website for when they're available. Find out more at www.mod-sales.com. click here for Witham
Back in February 2009's LRO Mark Saville drove a similar Land Rover with the Marines. There's also a film clip on LROTV of him doing it so you can see what these Land Rovers have been used for! click here for LROTV LRO's John Carroll also drove such a Land Rover and describes it as, 'One of the most extreme Land Rover experiences he's had,' adding that, 'it's slightly scary as the waves lap over the top of the windscreen.'
Witham has been in business for more than 30 years and specialises in the sale and marketing of ex-Ministry of Defence vehicles, plant and equipment. Its 6,000 sq ft Paint and Preparation Facility and team of five fully trained staff is able to repair, prepare and respray all types and sizes of vehicles and plant - from a Land Rover to the largest bulldozer or tank transporter, in a modern fully-equipped paint shop. Withams has two modern, fully-equipped workshops. One for commercial vehicles and heavy plant and the other dedicated to Land Rovers and light vehicles.??At the request of the customer, special requirements can we catered for, from minor repairs to full refurbishment. We can modify bodywork, install hydraulics and fit customer's own equipment. The company prepares vehicles to MoT standard and thoroughly tests vehicles on its own test track, without having to use the public roads. Find out more at www.mod-sales.com. click here for Witham