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- Registration Mark
- 9244 ZH
- (a) Type:
- Type 181
- (b) Year:
- (c) Colour:
- Olive Green
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The story goes that this RHD Type 182 Trekker was one of two imported in 1972 by the Irish Army to trial them as staff vehicles. The story sadly ends that they decided on Land Rovers instead and the two Trekkers were auctioned off in later years.
This one was bought at auction by a Mr. Healy from Dublin and as far as I know, it remains in his family to this day! Back in the early ’00s his son, Colm, brought it to a few events the Southern Volks Folks was involved in and it was always well received. In the photo below it’s dressed up in K-FOR livery for a supporting role in a movie. In normal conditions, it’s in its original olive drab paint.
The Type182 Trekker is also photographed here at the 2003 Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
UPDATE 14/11/18: Thanks to Emilio for sending in these updated photos which were taken after this Trekker had undergone a lot of work in his workshop back in 2012