Originally Posted by Target9000
Pete, I'm trying to imagine those delivery vans in a rally race
The Police had some with the aluminium rover 3.5L V8 petrol engines so about 150hp. God only knows what they were like to drive, probably spent most of their lives on two wheels going around corners and as for brakes well you would be better of chucking a Rocna
out the back door. The only saving grace was everyone knew there were a firms van so stayed well out of your way.
The Post Office had a fleet of them with sliding drivers doors, great in the summer time, but there was a risk of falling out the door as the seats were nasty cheap
The Army eventually got rid of our Sherpa vans so we waited hoping for the latest ford Turbo transits only for them to buy Renault Traffics
. Front brakes would over heat and lock on with enthusiastic driving causing the front tyres to blow out with appauling regularity. All very scary with a couple of tonnes of computers
in the back during the Friday night dash to get home.