Thursday, September 23, 2010

1976 Land Rover Forward Control 101 (FC 101)

Want to have the baddest 4x4 on your block? Here ya go...

The Land Rover FC101 was built to satisfy a British Army requirement for an air-transportable heavy duty four wheel drive vehicle. There is nothing civilian (or civilized) about it.

The FC101 originally came with Rover's 3.5 liter V8. It has a 4-speed transmission, 2-speed transfer case and full-time four wheel drive. A 24 volt charging system was standard. (Probably made by Lucas - Which most likely means that you get twice the sparks and smoke than you get with a standard Lucas 12 volt set-up.)

Quite a few of these, including this one, were built with LHD, as they spent a lot of time on the European continent as part of NATO.

This one has had its V8 removed, with an (unknown brand) diesel taking its place. Apparently, that's a pretty common swap.

Located in Youngsville, NC, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

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