Land Rover Series 2B Forward Control

UEL283J

UEL283J was first registered on 27/10/1970, starting life in the Bournemouth area with the Southern Electricity Board.

The vehicle was liveried in the light green SEB livery, kitted out with a cherry picker for working on the overhead powerlines in the South of England.

1982 saw the Land Rover move on to a new area, Poulton Le Fylde, Blackpool-with BW Platforms, moving again in 1985 to a farmer in Middleton, Manchester.

The farmer removed the cherry picker to use the vehicle as a flatbed around the farm-a role which saw the Land Rover in use for a few years, before being banished to a barn for storage.

2008 saw the machine rescued from the barn for mechanical overhaul, but due to ill health, the project sadly stalled.

2013 saw the Land Rover discovered by preservationist John Lomas, who took the vehicle on, cleaning it up for assessment with a view to restoration.

At this time, the Land Rover had only covered 6,000 miles since 1970!.