via West County Explorers Club: If you’re in the market for an amphibious, 6×6 off-roader, have a look at this mid-60s Alvin Stalwart. It features a 220-hp straight-eight Rolls-Royce engine, a 25,000-lb. winch, and a 12,000-lb. boom in the bed.
A few caveats before you grab your checkbook: The only way to get into this thing is through the hatches on the roof. It’s lack of a center differential means you can’t drive it on the road without destroying the transmission. And, of course, it’s British, so watch the electrics.
Another note of caution: some of these trucks had all of their swim gear removed in the 80s, while still in military service. Finding parts to rebuild those systems… let’s just say that Alvin never had much of a US dealer network.
That said, if you want a truly go-anywhere vehicle, and have the technical and financial resources to keep this 50-year-old beast running, it could be the vehicle for you.
This Alvin Stalwart is located in Puyallup, Washington, near Seattle, with an $8500 asking price.
For a few videos of Alvises in action, see the post on WCXC.