1951 Dennis F12 Fire Engine

Lot: 568

No Reserve
Offered for sale is a 5.7L 1951 Dennis F12 Fire Appliance manual that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 77 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A running and driving 1950's Fire Engine offered at No Reserve...

  • Belonged to Devon County Fire Service and originally used in Torquay during its working life
  • Believed to be the only running F12 in the UK and only eight survive worldwide from 250 made
  • Powered by a straight-eight B80 MkX 5.7-litre Rolls-Royce petrol engine producing 195bhp.
  • Lots of its original equipment etc including stand pipes, hoses and even its original brass bells and searchlight
  • In need of light restoration but complete and in sound condition given that it has been stored for 30 years
  • An ideal opportunity to acquire a real piece of nostalgia, who doesn't want to drive a Fire Engine?

Lot Details

Registration: MUO 788 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1951 Engine size: 5.7L
Make: Dennis Odometer reading (miles): 6000
Model: F12 Fire Appliance MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: 3448f12

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 77 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Interior

Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:

Engine

Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:

Transmission

Gears: Drive-shaft:
Clutch:

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:

Remarks

Having been parked up for around 30 years the truck has seized brakes, and whilst a spare set of wheels with tyres are avilable, vendor has not fitted them given that restored they dont fit with the overall look of the truck currently.

Electrics

Minor: Major:

Vehicle History

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history