A number of interesting commercials were sold at the Euro Auctions sale in Leeds during early March, as David Reed explains.
Among the first vehicles to catch my eye at this interesting Euro Auctions event were a pair of Scania 112Ms, in the livery of Chris Shearer of Fenwick. The vehicles certainly looked as though they were in need of a fair amount of work to get them back on the road, but they weren’t beyond repair.
The first was a 6×2 rear lift (registered C403 BBA), said to date from 1986 and fitted with a hydraulic lift and manual gearbox. It sold for £4,250. The second, an older Scania 112M 4×2 (reg. C196 YUG) – also fitted with a manual gearbox – went for £2,750.
While the Scanias looked in need of a full restoration – or indeed to be more suitable as spares donor vehicles – a 1998 Kenworth T300 4×2 recovery truck appeared looked to be ready for the road. Registered R182 FEX, it was in excellent condition, and so it was no surprise that it went on to make £30,000.
Having an ex-military feel were a trio of Bedford vehicles that were Irish Republic-registered. The first was a Bedford TM 4X4 service vehicle that looked a little rough around the edges, and sold for £9,000. Also looking pretty work-worn were a couple of Bedford 4×4 fuel tankers; the first of which dated from 1987 and was showing 87,436km on the clock. That vehicle sold for £2,500 while, doing slightly better despite being a year older, another 4×2 made £3,000 – the difference being that this example had only got 11,663km behind it.
Euro Auctions’ sales are, of course, generally all about selling modern vehicles, but there are often a couple of surprises that are of interest to the vintage enthusiast, and this sale was no exception.
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