The Kendal Ambulance Project

by Yves Leather in Kendal, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 10th May 2018 we successfully raised £25 with 1 supporters in 56 days

My aim is to use the crowd sourced funds to buy two replacement footwells, two Outriggers and a new Electrics Harness.

by Yves Leather in Kendal, England, United Kingdom

My Project is back up again due to too many enquiries! I thank you again to the first wave of pledges they have been greatly received! With them I've bought a new foot well and a clutch cylinder, that will sometime to work on over the coming months. Thank you for those!

I have decided that half of the proceeds raised from the sale of the Project will go to the RAF Benevolent Fund, Help the heroes and other Army charities. With the forces and jobs the do this vehicle and is heritage would not exist, so I owe it to them.

However there is still more to be done, so please help me and join me on this journey and we'll get to that MoT! I'll keep you updated as a work each job via Videos on my Youtube Channel @YveEl, Regular Tweets @Yvelpersonwhol1 and Photos on my Instagram @yvesleather

I have purchased a 1971 Land Rover Series 2a Ambulance. I aim to restore the vehicle to factory standards and exhibit it at national heritage vehicle shows through out the UK.


A bit of History of the vehicle

During Land Rover's lifetime there have been many varied, weird and wonderful ambulance conversions carried out. However, for mainstream (British) military use there has only been one major player - Marshall Special Purpose Vehicles  Marshall Military Engineering of Cambridge.

My Land Rover is part of the First Generation that utilised an extended and raised body on either a Series II/IIA or, less commonly, Series III 109". These were in production from the late Fifties right up to the early Eighties and were based on the MoD specification 109" of whatever Series was in production at the time. Roughly 2,000 of these were made during the production lifespan.

I hope to have her on the road by late next year and continue the restoration over the next several years. And give her a nice Bronze Green paint job in the mean time.

I will post regular updates and workings of the vehicle throughout the project via my Instagram: - yvesleather and my Youtube: - YveEl . Thank you for read and I hope you can help fund me on my project to get this piece of Military Heritage back on the road and out of Scrap Yard!



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£2 or more

The Helper Prize

A way of saying thank you for this small sponsorship, I will add your name to the Sponsor Panel which will be exhibited on the rear door of the vehicle.

£5 or more

Sponsor Prize

You will receive a post card of the Ambulance and your name will be added to the Sponsor panel which will be exhibited on the rear door of the vehicle.

£10 or more

The Gauger's Prize

You will receive a series of 5 postcards of the ambulance, your name will be added to the sponsor's panel.

£25 or more


For the Outrigger you will receive a selection of postcards, name on the sponsor panel and a small statue made from recycled pieces taken from the vehicle.

£100 or more

Painter's Prize

For this Prize you will be rewarded with a one of Print of the ambulance made by Artist Yves Leather. And your name will be added to the sponsors panel. For Example's of Yves' art visit his Instagram:- yvesleather

£500 or more

Mashall's Prize

I couldn't thank you enough for contributing through this Prize. My reward to you an Original Commissioned art piece by Artist Yves Leather. Your name will be also added to the sponsor's Panel. And I'll take you out for a ride in it when, its up and running and Mot'd. For Example's of Yves' art visit his Instagram:- yvesleather

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