A recent Cheffins classic truck sale at Derek Cooper Transport, in Suffolk, included several interesting tractors and trucks, as Joseph Lewis reports.
Entries at the recent Cheffins classic truck sale ranged from a 1936 Foden DG4 7½ ton flatbed, which sold for £15,900, right through to a 2006 DAF FTT XF95.480 6×4 heavy recovery, which attracted a hammer price of £21,730.
For CT readers, there was plenty of interesting kit sold. One of the stars of the auction was a rare, 1997 Scania Super T143M 6×2 V8 tractor unit P96 0HL.
This left-hand-drive, bonneted Scania was first UK-registered in 2014. It was sold with an air deflector kit, twin stack stainless steel exhaust, high and low level spots, stainless steel side bars and fuel tank, copious LEDs and polished alloy wheels. It had a twin bunk sleeper cab with velour seats and walnut dash. Coming with a full MoT and supplied with V5C documentation, the sale price was an astounding £84,800 – is this is a record price for this type of truck?
Also of interest was a rare, 2001 Volvo NH12, 4×2, straight-six tractor unit, Y273 XDV. Another left-hand-drive truck, the bonneted Volvo was first UK-registered in 2017, and is finished in red. It’s liveried for Coopers Cabin and, with a distinctive gorilla face airbrushed to the
bonnet and cab rear, this was certainly another a striking truck. It was sold with an air deflector kit, twin fuel tanks, roof lights, low spots, polished alloy wheels, stainless steel twin stack exhaust and checker plate catwalk, and sold for £33,920 – impressive, but a veritable bargain compared to the Scania!
Sticking with Volvo, a 1984 F7 four-wheel tipper B318 UKN – complete with bulk trailer – was equipped with drawbar facilities. This tidy tipper has appeared in its current Cooper livery at various events, and has 775,771kms recorded. It was offered with a TTCX2 16-tonne tandem axle bulk trailer with split rear tailgate, and sold for £10,070.
A 2006 DAF FTT XF95 480 6×4 heavy recovery truck (below) sold for £21,730, and there is every chance that this one could be put back to work.
The 1989 Iveco Ford Cargo 3828 6×2 tractor unit (below), with sleeper cab, was a real rarity. It was formerly owned by Allan Carruthers, and sold here for £8,480 which, given its rarity, condition and novelty factor, seems a bit of a bargain!
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