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Thornycroft Nubian Fire Tender for sale 05 Jul 2021 17:11 #223078

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Thornycroft Nubian 6x6 Large Fire Tender (LFT). Rolls Royce B81 straight eight purrs like a kitten!
It is drive-able. Rear diffs need work. Unregistered. Can be driven onto a truck ( we have a loading ramp) This unit is powered by a Rolls Royce B.81 straight 8 petrol engine producing 225 hp which Thornycroft claimed enabled acceleration to 50 mph (80 km/h) in one minute!
Drive 6x6 (currently front wheel drive only
Located at Moonan Brook 2337 NSW Price $6,800.00 Additional "Donor" truck included if wanted.
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Thornycroft Nubian Fire Tender for sale 16 Jul 2021 15:20 #223523

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It appear it may have been driven in anger on a variety club charity bash, or similar?

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Thornycroft Nubian Fire Tender for sale 16 Jul 2021 15:59 #223528

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yes, one to Birdsville, and one to Broome

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Thornycroft Nubian Fire Tender for sale 16 Jul 2021 17:52 #223536

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From memory, they are overwidth, and can’t be registered in most states.

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Thornycroft Nubian Fire Tender for sale 16 Jul 2021 18:41 #223537

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Overall width - 2.48m including mirrors, NSW limits limit 2.5 excluding mirrors

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Thornycroft Nubian Fire Tender for sale 16 Jul 2021 21:27 #223545

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I recall a member of this forum had one he was just about giving away......and it had the three axles working......so I dont think this one will sell for more than scrap price.......There are two versions ...one has the worm drive back end ,one has the axles from an AEC Militant.....either way ,I wouldnt be keen on trying to find parts

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Thornycroft Nubian Fire Tender for sale 17 Jul 2021 00:09 #223553

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This one has the Thornycroft axles, the heavier Nubian Major with the Cummins 903 had the AEC axles

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Thornycroft Nubian Fire Tender for sale 17 Jul 2021 08:51 #223556

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JOHN.K It was me on the forum who was trying to sell one Nubian with the Aircraft Crash Tender body with a few parts missing, (radiator stolen) and also an absolutely complete Nubian with very rare factory cab. This one had done 7000 miles.
I tried several times on this forum, twice in Vintage Trucks & Commercials magazine and twice on eBay plus several mentions at HCVCA meetings, to sell them. The "winner" of the first try on eBay was from interstate and he ended up paying me $200 NOT to take them. The "winner" of the second time on eBay paid not much more than that but he was fairly local and owned a large tilt-slide tow truck. He quite openly told me which scrap yard he sold them to.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!
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