Desert Vehicles

This page is dedicated to present the real “Desert Vehicles”. Either are they originals or replicas.

Ford T of the 1st Australian Light Car Patrol
Ford T of the 1st Australian Light Car Patrol

Jack McRoberts

Ford T of the 1st Australian Light Car Patrol

The Ford T of the LCP were of the first vehiclesused to carry out motorized missions in the desert of Egypt and Palestine during WWI

Bugatti Camionette Type 40
Bugatti Camionette Type 40

Kuno Gross

Bugatti Camionette Type 40

The vehicle can be seen in the exhibition of the Cite d'Automobiles in Mulhouse, France.

Almasy's Ford A (1933)
Almasy's Ford A (1933)

Kuno Gross & Wolfgang Kuhmann

Almasy's Ford A (1933)

The “rebirth” of Almasy's Ford A open cab pick-up used during the famous 1933 expeditions in the Egyptian Desert.

VW Typ 82 Kübelwagen
VW Typ 82 Kübelwagen

Oliver Barnham

VW Typ 82 Kübelwagen

A well preserved VW Type 82 Kübelwagenwhich belonged to the 164. Leichte Afrika Division.

CMP Ford F30 4x4 (LRDG Patrol Truck)
CMP Ford F30 4x4 (LRDG Patrol Truck)

Kuno Gross

CMP Ford F30 4x4 (LRDG Patrol Truck)

After the long distance raids of the early phase of the the LRDG, the Chevrolet WA trucks were soon worn out and had to be replaced. Since no more Chevrolet WA were available, in March 1941, a number of seventy CMP Ford F30 4×4 30cwt were taken into service by the LRDG.

Ford C11ADF Blitz Buggy (SAS)
Ford C11ADF Blitz Buggy (SAS)

Peter Sanders

Ford C11ADF Blitz Buggy (SAS)

Peter Sanders has re-built a truly unique vehicle…

Renault Colorale
Renault Colorale

Kuno Gross

Renault Colorale

We are looking for photos of the Colorale in the desert or a surviving vehicle which we could present here

1957 Hotchkiss M201 Sahara
1957 Hotchkiss M201 Sahara

Albrecht Hochmuth

1957 Hotchkiss M201 Sahara

A very rare French Hotchkiss M201 Sahara which has just been completely restored and brought back to its original condition of 1957.

Citroën 2CV 4x4 "Sahara"

Author

Citroën 2CV 4x4 "Sahara"

A very rare to find desert vehicle is the Citroën 2CV 4×4 “Sahara”.

[Under preparation]

Volkswagen Typ 181 (1973)
Volkswagen Typ 181 (1973)

Theo Arter

Volkswagen Typ 181 (1973)

Not a typical “desert vehicle” but a car with more potential than expected!