by Alain Hoffmann
Above: At the Billing show 1998
An ex-army vehicle of the Luxembourg Army. They had, among the largest number of 101's outside Britain, a number of ambulances based on Range Rovers. They had a reputation of being great fuel-guzzlers, drinking around 35 litres/100km. The last were withdrawn from service in 1998 and sold off to the public. Prices were around 50.000.- LFr apiece (about 1500$).
The above picture shows how the base cars looked when ready to be shipped to the body building company. The crate in the back holds additional parts.
The coil-sprung vehicles lend themselves very good to ambulance conversions. The hardtop can be ordered from a special firm for about 800 Pounds. If you're interested I'll try to get the adress of the manufacturer.
The 101 with hard top was from the beginning on designed to be used either as an ambulance or as a radio-van. This one was photographed at the 1998 Billing show.