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|The Late Ken Hughes yard at Kingaroy, Queensland|
This fantastic yard is located at Kingaroy, in the South Burnett of Queensland. Cliff Hutchings took these photographs and kindly sent me a CD of them for all to marvel at.
She realises it will take a couple of years plus to sell it all. But it is all for sale, at a price. Some are reasonable for what they are but it must be remembered that not one is complete. You really need to buy two to get one that would be 95% complete. Some I asked about I thought were too dear. Yet a couple of other things such as a WC51 weapons carrier rare body I thought good at $250. But a 75% complete Dodge WC51 needing a total rebuild was $2000. Or a GMC-CCKW closed cab with Aussie gun hatch converted to RHD and with tow truck jib and mid mount winch needing a total rebuild and excluding the rear body was only 80% complete, I considered too dear at $1800.
The ex-Israeli CCKW's, which on the whole were a real mess, started at
$1200 for mainly a chassis not complete. seized motor, real rough cab
etc. These were suppose to have been fully rebuilt by the Israeli army
before being sold. Most of the damage caused by no air filters or covers
over the motors and they filled up with rain water. 20 years later motor
is a solid block of rust. Also to save on shipping costs he removed the
open cabs and put them in the rear deck and then piled them up on each
other. Steering columns were removed for this purpose too and some got
You have to remember the trucks cover a large area and he also had a
wrecking yard in town. Ken knew were everything was apparently. But that's
no help when you are not here. Ê Bev is a nice person. She is negotiable
on the prices but what you see is what you get. If anyone you know would
like more info my phone is (07)41687273.
|I have started to categorise them and so far have covered the CMPs and you'll find the links below. Still to come are the British, American and other vehicles.|
|30 and 60 cwt CMPs|
|Cab 12 CMPs|
Page 1 Jeeps and Beeps
Page 2 Internationals, US6 Studebakers and GMC CCKWs
Page 3 Ex-Israeli GMC CCKWs