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1964 Land Rover Fc

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Homely? Yeah, okay. But we can think of least one Source Interlink truck editor who started drooling at first sight of this rig. This forward-control Land Rover is actually a customized precursor to the better-known FC-101 troop transporter that was produced in the mid- to late-'70s for the British military. FCs such as this '64, which shared its chassis with the civilian Series II Rover, typically started their lives as cab-forward models with an empty bed, and were later converted for export by third-party coachbuilders as ambulances, fire engines and the like. You can still find them in use in parts of the UK, but they're extremely rare Stateside. This model was originally used for firefighting duties in Switzerland, but was acquired a few years ago by a Las Vegas Rover dealership for promotional use. At Expo, it was stuffed with an ear-splitting array of audio gear for public service announcements and bumpin' tunes after hours.

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