Supacat will soon be in purrfect condition again thanks to JCT600

Time 1:16 pm, July 9, 2014

Screen shot 2014-07-09 at 14.06.03A YORKSHIRE dealership welcomed an unusual visitor yesterday – a menacing-looking military vehicle which has even been to war!

The six-wheeled Supacat, a high-performance defence vehicle with a 1.9-litre Volkswagen industrial engine, was taken to JCT600’s VW Van Centre in Sheffield to have a problem attended to.

Steve Kirby, aftersales manager for JCT600, said: ‘The customer popped in last week to see if we could help with a lack of power on the Supacat, a defence vehicle Screen shot 2014-07-09 at 14.06.10which is complete with its original Volkswagen engine and even has a mounted 50-calibre machine gun. The owner even has the vehicle’s complete history of military service.

‘Apparently, there are only ten of these vehicles in the country, so our master technician was keen to take a look and get to the bottom of the problem.

‘We’ve never had a vehicle like this in the workshop before, but being a Volkswagen engine, we’re confident that we’ll be able to get the Supacat up and running again.’

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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