Unlisted - Military Vehicles
MVH 3 - Diamond T and a 1942 Dodge Power Wagon17th January 2006
Two of our military commercial vehicles already restored - a Diamond T and a 1942 Dodge Power Wagon
MVH 1 - Two Military Vehicles17th January 2006
South African Defence Establishment issues tenders regularly for the sale of redundant military vehicles. The Sandstone Heritage Trust has been quite successful in running a number of these tenders in the past. Recently a number of Samil military transport vehicles were acquired. Our picture shows a Samil 20 (right) and a Samil 50 being loaded onto one of the company's lowbeds after being collected from a sub-contractor who carried out a cosmetic upgrade on the vehicles. The company has developed a close working relationship with the School of Armour in Bloemfontein and a number of other regiments including a number of museums with a military theme. The objective is to preserve indigenous South African military vehicles for historic and heritage purposes.
MVH 2 - Army spec Bedford Truck17th January 2006
Army spec Bedford found along the Garden Route in the Cape - to be fully converted
While the Sandstone Heritage Trust is not concentrated on old commercial vehicles, we do have some interesting old items. For example South Africa's oldest commercial vehicle – a 1910 Peerless is part of our commercial vehicle collection. We have spent a lot of time looking for a suitable army spec Bedford.
We found this one along the Garden Route in the Cape. It is a military spec that has been converted for use in a mining application.
During 2006 it will be re-converted to a full spec Military Bedford.