Nelson's long wheelbase safari wagon
Nelson's first four wheel drive vehicle. Bought from a dealer at Selmeston, East Sussex for £900 after it had returned from safari while shooting a TV documentary film.
The long wheelbase truck had a 2.4 litre petrol engine. Even with freewheel hubs it was a thirsty beast and once Nelson got it stuck in Robins Post Lane, Hailsham, while off-roading on waterlogged clay paths - eventually freed by rocking and going faster. Great fun to own and a reliable workhorse with a starting handle for those occasions when the battery lets you down - and it did.
The resale value of these classics is so good Nelson made a profit, selling it for £1,100 after some years use. The truck is believed to be in regular use today.
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