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Old 27-11-05, 11:03
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This was brought to my attention by Michael Robinson.

I have no connection with the seller - the usual disclaimer.







This one looks interesting... a C60L Workshop.

There are a lot more vehicles including some champs and a jeep at Hassals auctions at Gracemere, Qld on December 3rd, 2005.

Hopefully someone can post the results.
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Old 27-11-05, 14:04
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And how the heck did this end up in Queensland?

c1960 Bombadirre Snow Mobile, 318 Chrysler V8 Engine, Winch, Rubber Tracks
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Old 27-11-05, 14:08
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Keith, did you scroll down to items 188, 205 or 209?
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Old 27-11-05, 14:33
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Hey! What kind of a joke is this? Have SEEN where Gracemere is? I don't think I could even get there by Saturday.
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Old 27-11-05, 15:26
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Hey! What kind of a joke is this? Have SEEN where Gracemere is? I don't think I could even get there by Saturday.
That's why they invented aeroplanes, Tony. Don't be frightened, they work most of the time...
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Old 27-11-05, 18:19
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Keith, did you scroll down to items 188, 205 or 209?
Shame there isn't a photograph of it, although if this item (207) description is anything go by it may not be as good as it sounds.



"Blitz Cab, Near Original & Complete"

They forgot to add pretty stuffed as well.

What a shame it's where it is... near Rockhampton. Yes, that IS a long way.
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Old 27-11-05, 22:20
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Default Marinised diesel?

Not too sure about their ID here!



The marinised bit looks correct... I remember we had an opportunity to pick up several of these back in the 70s when I was working at Hughes auto spares - they said they always turned them down as they were unsuitable for reconditioning once they'd had salt water through the cooling system.
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Old 28-11-05, 04:27
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And how the heck did this end up in Queensland?

c1960 Bombadirre Snow Mobile, 318 Chrysler V8 Engine, Winch, Rubber Tracks
This is the Muskeg tractor that was designed for all sorts of terrain. They are used in logging and quite often have drill rigs mounted on the rear deck and an early model went over the south pole with Fuchs. They have been sold all over the world for work in rough terrain.
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Old 28-11-05, 09:51
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G'day All, Aw c'mon fella's Gracemere is about 10k's (6 miles) or so out of Rockhampton, it's only a 16 1/2 hour drive in my 110 Landrover County 3.9 Diesel (from Cessnock in the Hunter Valley New South Wales), and I have done this drive many times in the past, but I wouldn't be able to afford to transport anything that far home unfortunatley, but I'm sure some of the fella's from the Qld Light Horse who are based in the heritage musuem out at Parkhurst (Nthern side Rocky) would know about it and would be in attendance at the auction, cheers Dennis
PS my daughter lives in Parkhurst about a half mile from the musuem so no points for guessing where I go when I visit
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Old 28-11-05, 11:11
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Some more interesting stuff up for auction. However interesting they are, I can't see how some of it could make more than scrap iron value...

"128 Lloyd Crawler, Brengun Carrier Running Gear Mounted with Southern Cross EDG Diesel Engine "


"187 c1945 Ford Blitz 4x4 Short Wheel Base Utility, ANZAC Day Parade Car, Very Good Condition, Drives Well"


"189 Ford Blitz Short Wheel Base Cab Chassis, Rag Top Model, Missing Diff & Parts, Cab in Very Poor Condition"


"191 c1942 Ford Marmon Herrington 6x6, Part Cab, Chassis Rails, Rear Diffs & Parts, Very Rare"


"205 Blitz Toolbox & Spare Tyre Carrier, Original"


And then some...
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Old 28-11-05, 11:14
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Heads up for Keith!

"188 c1945 Ford FAT (Field Artillery Tractor) Blitz, Rare Unit, Original Condition"
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Old 28-11-05, 19:23
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Heads up for Keith!

"188 c1945 Ford FAT (Field Artillery Tractor) Blitz, Rare Unit, Original Condition"
I've spoken to the owner who is sending me some images. If it's what he says it's a No8 Ford of 1942 vintage.

Not surprisingly he's had a flood of phone calls about the auction and I wouldn't be surprised if it took him some time to do this.
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Old 01-12-05, 01:37
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Well, here she is... going under the hammer tomorrow.



Is anyone from our ranks going?

Although she's reasonably complete externally, there has been a lot taken out internally:



More pics here.
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Old 05-12-05, 11:53
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Did anyone from here buy it?

Guess how much...
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Old 05-12-05, 11:58
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Default Re: FGT sold

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Did anyone from here buy it?
Nope, not me ...

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Guess how much...
C'mon, don't twist my arm!

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Old 05-12-05, 12:19
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Keith will have to hide his behind the house now.
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Old 05-12-05, 19:32
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Keith will have to hide his behind the house now.
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Maybe give it a good coat of camo... disguise it as a wusty old tow truck.
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Old 05-12-05, 21:24
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Goes to show how unique these old blitz trucks are
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Old 11-12-05, 20:33
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Guess how much...
C'mon Keith, quit torturing us!

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Old 11-12-05, 20:48
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I have heard that it made more than $5ooo. I'd better not say anymore.
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Old 11-12-05, 20:52
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I have heard that it made more than $5ooo. I'd better not say anymore.
Max, whose secret are you letting out?

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Old 11-12-05, 21:00
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According to the agent, it went for A$7,000.

Not bad for an unrestored, gutted vehicle!

Be interesting to hear who bought it and what's planned for it.
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Old 11-12-05, 21:09
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According to the agent, it went for A$7,000.

Not bad for an unrestored, gutted vehicle!

Be interesting to hear who bought it and what's planned for it.
Thanks Keith, now I can finally let my breath go...

I'm sure it ended up with someone seriously interested in a AUS FGT...A$7,000 is too much for a farm truck. Here's hoping it will be restored to it's former glory.

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