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6x6 Alvis Stalwart Driving

Bicester, Oxfordshire
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    • Drive an ex-Army FV620 Alvis Stalwart truck
    • The 'Stolly' is at home on water and on land
    • A rare chance to actually drive this 6x6 vehicle
    • Served the Army for over 20yrs and is much-loved
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Alvis Stalwart Driving was £199.00 Now £99.00
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  • Free Online Evoucher
  • 60 day refunds available
  • Delivery Options
    Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
    Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
    Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
    Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
    European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
    Rest of World Delivery 5 - 7 working days £6.50
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    All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

    * 93% delivered next working day

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Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
Rest of World Delivery 5 - 7 working days £6.50
Evoucher Instantaneous Free

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

What can I expect on the day

Introducing the all-terrain, amphibious Alvis Stalwart! It’s not often you see this much-loved military truck available for drives, so grab this opportunity in Bicester with both hands and get driving this impressive 6x6 truck.

The ‘Stolly’, as she is affectionately known, is a piece of engineering genius from Alvis Stalwart. No wonder it was snapped up by the British Army and carried out faithful service for two decades. On first glance, the FV620 looks like a pretty simple military truck. Look closely and you’ll see there are six wheels. Look again and you might think the vehicle’s classic resembles a hull. And you’d be right…

Yep, this nine-tonne truck is at home in deep mud as it is in deep water. On land the Stolly goes like stink over pretty much anything, reaching speeds of up to 45mph. This truck also makes the most of fact that it is a true six-wheel drive. That’s to say all three wheels are locked together and turn at the same speed. When you’re in the serious muddy mess, the FV620 seems to move sideways as drive is centred around the set of wheels that has the most grip.

And if you ever find yourself needing to cross a river because the bridge has been blown up by the baddies, that’s not a problem for the impressive Alvis Stalwart either. Activate the vectored thrust water-jet propulsion and away you go, cruising at around 8 or 9 knots in water. Amazing considering the curb weight and the fact that the Stolly truck can carry up to five tonnes of supplies onboard.

As for what it’s like to actually drive an Alvis Stalwart? Well, just getting in one is a bit of a challenge in itself. Access in to the cab is via roof hatches only. Once inside, you’ll see the driver sits in the middle (so they have the best all-round view of what’s going on in the battle zone outside the window). Then there’s room for a passenger on either side.

When you’re not driving this 6x6 military vehicle, you’ll be a passenger. That means you get the best of both worlds, as you get to experience being at the controls and how it feels to be jostled around as a passenger too. We can only begin too imagine what these vehicles were like in active service. Suffice it to say they must have been pretty good, as the Alvis Stalwart served from 1966 right through to the late 1980s.

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What's included in this experience?

• Welcome and safety briefing on driving techniques
• Drive a 6x6 Alvis Stalwart for 20 minutes on a purpose built multi-terrain track
• Experiences operate with 2 participants and you will ride as a passenger when not driving
• Please allow 60-90 minutes for this experience

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When is it available?

• Selected weekend and weekdays throughout the year
• Dates and session times are subject to availability

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Where can I do this experience?

• Bicester, Oxfordshire

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Who is it suitable for?

• Minimum age 18
• Participants must have a full UK driving licence
• Minimum height 5ft
• Maximum height 6ft 4"
• Maximum weight 18 stone

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• Spectators are welcome
• Passenger rides are available in the Alvis Stalwart for £10 per person, up to a maximum of 10 payable on the day
• Minimum age for passenger rides is 8
• Under 16s must be accompanied by a participating adult

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