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Ford Lynx Armoured Car (Ver 1)
The Ford Lynx was acquired recently from a local collector.
Its wartime and post war life is yet to be determined, however at one stage of its life it was located on a Theme Park at Samford Brisbane called “ Adventure Land “ or “Adventure Park”.
I can distinctly recall seeing it (and crawling all over it) there in the mid 1970’s.
It disappeared and reappeared many times since then and I can recall seeing it outside a Redcliffe caryard in the mid 1980’s.
Overall the Ford Lynx is essentially complete but the only major item to be missing is the Ford V8 Engine and engine bay cover. Unfortunately it was not present when the vehicle was recoverd prior to my acquisition.
There is minor rust where you would find that water would collect and there is also minor panel damage along with sundry bullet holes (mainly to the headlights) attesting to time perhaps on a farm.
The drivers and observers compartment is all complete with both seats and internal fittings all present.
I fortunately recovered the correct pattern Valve radio at my local flea market some year ago, and this will be fitted in due course.
With regards to markings etc I will assess this with a view of either English or Canadian NW European 1944-1945 markings as my collecting and re-enacting is biased towards this.
I consider myself extremely fortunate to have sourced this vehicle locally and to preserve a rarely seen (in Australia at least) Armoured Military vehicle.
I would appreciate hearing from any other Daimler “Dingo” or Ford “Lynx” owners around the world. Any information about fittings, modifications, advice and assistance with period photos of stowage etc would be appreciated.
Also any information relating to their use both in Australia during the war and post war or with the BCOF forces in Japan post war would be gratefully received.
Thanks to Campbell for the article.
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