1960 Ferret Armored Scout Car (FV701) MK 2/3,
For sale is our street legal 1960 Ferret Armored Scout Car (FV701) MK 2/3. . This Ferret has all of the hard to find parts and tools that most other Ferrets are missing, including the grenade launchers, Sand Channel, and specialized tools for maintenance. Also included is the full kit for a two man crew including mess tins, Maintenance equipment tools, web gear, Helmets, and a dummy Sten Gun. In the vehicle it has the Clansman intercom system with two CVC helmets with integrated head phones and mics, plus two lighter head phone and mic set ups to allow for driver/commander communication while driving. In the turret is a dummy .30 cal 1919A4 machine gun with the correct mounts and reticle aiming sights in the Periscope. The vehicle is fully armored with varying thickness of armor averaging around 1/2 inch. The hatches can all be closed and the vehicle driven by the viewing periscopes. It has a 24 volt electical system including the standard NATO 1 PIN emergency slave starting system on it. Fuel capacity is 25 gallons of gasoline and has a main and reserve tank. The vehicle weighs roughly 4 tons and can be towed by a full size pickup and a sturdy equipment trailer. Also included but not in the pictures are the two exterior radio antennas. This vehicle is a real head turner and is excellent both mechanically and cosmetically. Mechanically the vehicle is in excellent shape but has the typicall leaks of any Military vechicle . The engine is a Rolls Royce B60 straight six with 129 BHP at 3750 RPM. The vehicle runs very strong and fast and the engine purrs like a Rolls Royce should! The vehicle is capable of 59 Mph in forward and reverse but we have never been faster than 45 . It has a 5 speed wilson pre select transmission that can be run through all the gears in forward or reverse, by shifting a direction lever. The vehicle is road worthy as it has full turn signals front and rear, horn, mirrors, headlights, running lighs and stop lights. As all Ferrets do there is some minor leaking from the outer tracta joints (exterior Wheel Station), this is very minor and infrequently requires a small gear oil top up, which is part of the standard maintenance procedure and can be accomplished in a few minutes. The vehicle is very easy to drive once instructed on proper driving procedures. Included is the operators manual, The vehicle is legal to drive on the road and is easily registered & insured. The units is currently tagged and insured in Maryland.
History of the Ferret
The Ferret was developed in 1949 as a result of the British Army's need to obtain a replacement model for its Second World War light armoured vehicles. Due to the success of their Reconnaissance Scout Car, the "Dingo", Daimler was employed to design and manufacture the Ferret.
The Ferret shared many similar design features with the Dingo, but featured a larger fighting compartment and a small machine gun turret. It was built from an all-welded monocoque steel body. Four wheel drive was incorporated together with "Run Flat" tyres. The turret, though not fitted to all models, carried a single machine gun. Six grenade launchers fitted to the hull (three on each side) carried smoke grenades in British service.
It is fast and small enough to be used in an urban environment but strong enough to negotiate rugged terrain off road. The Ferret is no longer in service in the British Army, although several Commonwealth countries still operate them to this day.
A total of 4,409 Ferrets, including 16 sub-models under various Mark numbers, were produced between 1952 and 1971.
Payment would be made via approved certified bank check, no credit cards.
Shipping is responsibilty of customer and not included in cost.
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