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WITHAM SPECIALIST VEHICLES LIMITED, COLSTERWORTH, LINCOLNSHIRE, EAST MIDLANDS, BRITAIN



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Location Category ID:
3560
Address: Witham (Specialist Vehicles) Ltd, Honeypot Lane, Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, NG33 5LY
Telephone: +44(0)1476 861361
Email: sales [at] mod-sales.com (Replace [at] with @)
Opening Times: 0830-1730 Monday-Friday, 0830-1230 Saturday
Official Website: MOD Sales
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Latitude, Longitude: 52.78865157 , -0.59613704
Location Accuracy: 7
Tanks Previously Here: 1: FV101 Scorpion CVR(T) Light Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Disposal – May 2004)
2: Sabre CVR(T) Light Tank - Armour and Softskin (A+S), East Harling, Norfolk, East England, Britain (Unconfirmed – Dates unknown)
3: Sabre CVR(T) Light Tank - Wise Collection, Middletown, Butler County, Ohio, USA (Unconfirmed – Dates unknown)
4: Sabre CVR(T) Light Tank - Unwin Collection, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, East England, Britain (Sold – Dates unknown)
5: FV432/30 Fire Support Vehicle - Armourgeddon, Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, East Midlands, Britain (Dates unknown)
6: FV432/30 Fire Support Vehicle - Armourgeddon, Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, East Midlands, Britain (Dates unknown)


Witham (Specialist Vehicles) Ltd has been in business for more than 30 years, since 1982 as a limited company and prior to that as a family owned partnership. It is one of the largest companies in Europe, specialising only in the sale and marketing of purely ex-UK Ministry of Defence vehicles, plant and equipment. There are two modern, fully equipped workshops; one for commercial vehicles and heavy plant and the other dedicated to Land Rovers and light vehicles.
Amongst the stock of direct Ministry of Defence military vehicles are Land Rovers, motorcycles, light vans, cars, minibuses and vans, cargo trucks, special purpose trucks (with cranes, mobile workshops, tippers, etc.), fuel and water tankers and tractor units, sweepers, bulldozers, graders, wheel loaders, backhoe loaders, dumpers, fork lifts, cranes, access platforms, snow clearers and trailers (including tank transporters).

Witham Specialist Vehicles Limited



Location ID:
3560
Latitude, Longitude:52.78865157, -0.59613704
Location Accuracy:7



1) FV4003 Centurion AVRE 165 Engineer Vehicle British


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Unique ID: 2095
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This AVRE was at Withams in about January 2012, parked beside a Centurion AVRE that was advertised for sale. Its current location and status are unknown.


2) FV4006 Centurion Armoured Recovery Vehicle British


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Unique ID: 2094
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Registration: 05 ZR 93: “05 ZR 93” painted on superstructure front.
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Other Identification: Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

This ARV was advertised on MilWeb as being for sale at Withams in January 2012. Its current location and status are unknown. The advertisement read: “Direct from storage ex reserve and has only 50 miles on the clock !! Complete with winches Etc. This vehicle has been stored outside for a number of years and has not been started or tested. It will require a full check over, service Etc. to put back into operational use. All of the tracks and running gear are in good condition and show no signs of use or wear. The interior is complete… We are inviting offers around £12,500 ex Vat which is only slightly above the current scrap price.


3) FV4201 Chieftain Tank British


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Unique ID: 2090
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Other Identification: “L146” daubed on front left mud flap. Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

This Chieftain was for sale at Withams in about December 2009. It is assumed to have been sold since; its current location and status are unknown.


4) FV4201 Chieftain Tank British


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Unique ID: 2091
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Other Identification: “L139” daubed on front left mud flap. Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

This Chieftain was one of a group for sale at Withams in about October 2010. It is assumed to have been sold since; its current location and status are unknown.


5) FV4201 Chieftain Tank British


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Unique ID: 2092
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Registration: 00 FD 89: “00FD89” painted on nose.
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Other Identification: “276” painted on splash board. “ASHCHURCH” chalked on splash board.

This Chieftain was for sale at Withams in 2004, along with a crate marked “LOT 276 00FD89 ASHCHURCH LUDGERSHALL” so it presumed to have come from Ludgershall via Ashchurch. It is believed to have been sold since; its current location and status are unknown.


6) FV4204 Chieftain Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle British


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Unique ID: 2093
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Registration: 07 FF 08: “07 FF 08” painted on front right mud flap and along top of dozer blade.
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Other Identification: “24C” painted in yellow on right side stowage bin. “319” painted on right of dozer blade.

This CHARRV was for sale at Withams in 2004. It is believed to have been sold since; its current location and status are unknown.


7) Chieftain 2000 Tank British


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Unique ID: 2089
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Registration: 03 EB 35: “03 EB 35” painted on nose.
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Other Identification: Painted overall in a sand and green camouflage scheme.

This Chieftain 2000 was on sale on the Witham’s website from about December 2009 to February 2010, when it was in running order. It is believed that it has since been sold; its current location and status are unknown. The original advertisement read: “This vehicle is the original trial vehicle which had been used by GEC Marconi to test the Centaur Fire Control System. The hull began life in service 1/05/67 and served with RAC centre at Bovington and with Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, 15/19th Kings Own Hussars and 1st Royal Tank Regiment. In 1993 it was transferred to GEC Marconi and there it was mated with the turret from the Chieftain 900 project. This had been a project to study the feasibility of upgrading Chieftain with Chobham armour and the Challenger engine. 2 vehicles were built: Chieftain 800 (so called as its pack was de-rated to 800 bhp) and Chieftain 900. The trial produced useful data but no sales so the vehicle was passed to Marconi. They chose to retain the turret but on a normal hull and this became Chieftain 2000 which is this vehicle. The vehicle is sold “as is” however we have had the vehicle running but it will require new batteries and a good check over and service before driving. Viewing is highly recommended.” If the turret on this vehicle is that of a Chieftain 900 then it has been modified as it appears to have a slightly different shape, for example it has a much deeper gunner’s sight recess.