BRC sold in Australia

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BRC sold in Australia

Post by Mike Kelly » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:18 am

Going through the ARN books held at the AWM , I found what appears to be a Bantam Jeep listed, it was sold to a person in Queensland. The wheelbase is given at 79.5 inches. I have the number written down somewhere, will post it soon.
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Re: BRC sold in Australia

Post by Mike Kelly » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:07 am

The ARN is 152175. Its listed as a 1940 model ,serial 862 and another nr 1423. Sold to McDonald bros. WB is 78 1/2"

Looks like it was Townsville, they were car dealers . Trove search
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Re: BRC sold in Australia

Post by George Hollins » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:39 pm

Mike:
Was this BRC sold recently, or was it sold a long time ago, documented in the AWM Australian War Memorial records?
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Re: BRC sold in Australia

Post by Mike Kelly » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:20 pm

George Hollins wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:39 pm
Mike:
Was this BRC sold recently, or was it sold a long time ago, documented in the AWM Australian War Memorial records?
George
Hi George

it was sold around 1945 . It's listed as a Bantam truck, the tyre size is 600-16 so what else could it be ?

There is also what looks like a Ford GP , this was sold to Ford Australia, this could be the GP that turned up in the early 1970's at Yea ,I believe it was at Alby Hammersley's workshop for a while. As far as I know all the other GP's here were imported by collectors in recent years.
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Post by artificer » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:38 am

Correction:
The Jeep I had in 1965 & left unfinished in Albury/Wodonga was a Ford GP not BRC.
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Post by Ian Fawbert » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:33 pm

Hi Mike,

Speak to Michael Browne (in Albury, i believe is a VMVC member). He would have a good idea i`m sure. I remember him (or someone who would know a BRC from a non BRC) telling me about a BRC which used to get around Melbourne in the 60/70's.

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Re: BRC sold in Australia

Post by hell-fire » Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:42 am

From memory Michael told me that the BRC in Melbourne was photographed in Melbourne at a market arond the time Ian mentioned, he also said he thought 2 BRC's were in Australia,
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Re: BRC sold in Australia

Post by ozm29c » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:03 pm

BRT 9858 was still registered in Cooktown, Queensland on 9 December 1952.
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Re: BRC sold in Australia

Post by Mike Kelly » Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:09 pm

ozm29c wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:03 pm
BRT 9858 was still registered in Cooktown, Queensland on 9 December 1952.
Ah that's interesting, be aware that the ARN books sometimes refer to standard MB Jeeps as BRT, don't know why . Back in 1976 the VMVC had its XMAS breakup at John Belfield's collection - back then, it was in Lysterfield , on Wellington Rd. Well, I was wandering around as you do, and in a quiet corner of his vast collection , I found a Bantam BRC grill. Having seen the unique looking grill in many books, it was easy to ID.
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Re: BRC sold in Australia

Post by Michael C » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:31 pm

Because the nomenclature plates were stamped 'MB BRT', for British-specification vehicles. It's a standard MB, but supplied as per the British supply specs.

ARN 152175 was a very late-issue registration.

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