1964 Bedford J2 6-litre Fire Appliance

Lot: 368

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Offered for sale is a 6.0L 1964 Bedford J2 Fire Engine manual. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 106 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Lovely J2 Bedford with a beautiful aluminium coachbuilt body...

  • Neat and manoeuvrable. Designed for narrow Devon lanes and just less than 4-tonnes unladen
  • Indicating less than 13,000 miles from new and described as running and performing well 
  • Its long-term, Head Master, owner continuously maintained and refurbished the truck over the years
  • Recent works include a major engine service with new gaskets, clutch and exhaust
  • Fascinating history appearing on Blue Peter in the 90s, attending many classic shows and always attracting the right attention
  • With its original fire-fighting equipment, mobile Coventry-Climax pump engine, hoses, connectors, even a pair of uniforms and helmets
  • A really super example of these ubiquitous J2 Bedfords, in fine order and ready to show or just enjoy 

Lot Details

Registration: 205 TTA RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1964 Engine size: 6.0L
Make: Bedford Odometer reading (miles): 13000
Model: J2 Fire Engine MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: J2SZ2198915

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 106 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Our vendor's words - The mileage displayed to date is showing just under 13,000 and is believed to be correct. Most importantly this is not a large fire truck and more in scale with a medium sized motor-home. This was essential for the narrow Devonshire lanes & just less than 4 tonnes unladen, due to the aluminium coach built body.


Door-cards: Carpets:
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Our vendor's words - Restoration and preservation had been an evolving project over a number of years mainly carried out by the long term owner Mr Moore, former head of the exclusive Allhallows School.


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Appearance: Running:


Our vendor's words - The bullet proof 3,500cc Bedford engine never fails to deliver and the recomissioning has made this truck a joy to drive. The truck is ready to show today. Most recently works include a major service with new gaskets, exhaust and clutch.


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

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Our vendor's words - Only basic 1960s technology here functioning correctly


Vehicle History


Our vendor's words - Forming part of this sale along with uniforms, various hoses, connectors and other period fire-fighting equipment is a fully operational, mobile Coventry climax pump. This engine driven pump can be discovered neatly stowed in one of the crew side lockers. 

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history