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Old 09-10-22, 12:35
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Sharing an ad of fellow KTR member Arie Hamer. He has had this C15A for 30 odd years, always stored inside. Now it is time to move it on to a new home.

Arie's Dutch ad roughly translates as: "CMP Chevrolet C15A Water bowser 1940. Cab 12, one of the first series, completed in England with, among other things, a fixed front window. Imported from England a long time ago and put away in driving condition. Always stored dry. Matching numbers. With import papers and tax paid. NOS headlights are supplied to replace the British headlights, as well as the correct dashboard, etc. The engine must be restarted, and the brakes must be checked. Asking EUR 17,950"


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CMP Chevrolet C15A Water bowser 1940. Cap 12, een van de eerste series, in Engeland afgebouwd met o.a. een vast voorraam. Lang geleden uit Engeland ge´mporteerd en rijdend weg gezet. Altijd droog gestald. Matching nummers. Met invoerpapieren en betaalde belasting. NOS koplampen worden ter vervanging van de Britse koplampen mee geleverd alsmede het correcte dashboard e.d. Motor moet weer opgestart worden en de remmen moeten worden nagezien.
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Arie Hamer
Spankeren, The Netherlands
M: +31651348311
E: a-hamer@ziggo.nl

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Old 09-10-22, 21:08
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Here are a couple extra pictures I took of the truck. Interesting to note is that it's a British water tank. I've seen pictures of these on a Cab 11 Ford F15A, but not on a C15A Water Bowser Chassis. Does anyone have more info on this?
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Old 09-10-22, 21:13
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...And a couple more.

Also interesting to note that this truck is featured in Les Freathy's 'British Military Trucks Of World War Two'.
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Old 10-10-22, 10:17
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Marty,

There has been discussion in the past about early CMP's fitted with British water tanks in the UK. Some show a slightly egg-shaped tank, but the truck in question seems to be fitted with the more common Bedford MW style tank. . I have no clear answer if this is a wartime combo, or if this was done during preservation. Maybe Owen knows more(?)

In my opinion the truck is a Cab11, retrofitted with a Cab12 nose, as it's supposedly 1940 built, has no arms to put the doors in open position, fixed windscreen, solid mirror arms, no ribs on top of the fenders going to the marker lights and no cutouts in the rear wall flange behind the driver seat. It would be interesting to see if it has strenghtening plates under the floor....and the brace behind the radiator.
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Old 10-10-22, 13:11
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In the photos above, I do not see either the stiffening plates under the cab floor or the brace behind the radiator that would point to cab 12.
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Old 10-10-22, 13:32
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I'm not that well-versed in these at all. but If I'm not mistaken, the serial 08444042XX does point to it being a 12 Cab right? So could this be a transition model between the 11 and 12 Cab? It's definitely an early 12 Cab if that is indeed it.
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