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Berg Sat May 11, 2019 10:23 pm

Last week I bought a 25hp engine and also got a gearbox with it.
The gearbox had short splined drive shafts and no gearbox number.
The engine had the engine number behind the fan house ontop of the engine.
I got the tip that it could be parts for a Tempo Matador so yesterday I went back to the seller and and he had no clue about this.
The engine was in the barn when he bought the place 19 years ago.
I left and stopped about 1km away at a house were I saw some people standing.
One of this older guys knew about a wreck in the forest about 400 meters from the farm I bought the engine.
He showed me the place and there it was.
He had lived there since 1971 and the wreck was standing there already at that time.

The guy that showed me the place knew the land owner so 3 hours later it was mine :lol:
Today I will start the rescue of it.

The pick-up is standing on its wheels but it has sunk down in the ground 10-20cm.
So I will start some digging :D

More photos will be after today's work.

Berg Sun May 12, 2019 2:57 am

Chassi number 101837. This is an early one!

djfordmanjack Sun May 12, 2019 4:21 am

great story, awesome find !!! imagine 1971. this is 2019 !

sled Sun May 12, 2019 8:14 am

WONDERFUL, and the original engine/trans!

would love to see this thing get restored, or resurrected.

Stetoppingphoto Mon May 13, 2019 9:25 am

Damn that looks rough! Whats the plans?

busben Mon May 13, 2019 10:57 am

Awesome find. Reminds me of my Tocksfors SC when it was sat in the forest

nize Tue May 14, 2019 2:29 am

Nu Snackar vi!

Nice score! Next project?

rye356 Tue May 14, 2019 8:03 am

Happy to see another Tempo here in Sweden, let me know if i can help you 👍

Berg Sun May 19, 2019 11:53 pm

Here are some more pictures from last Sunday when we started the rescue.

My son is helping me :thumbsup:

Thanks to my kids that lets me do this

This is how we leave it for the day.

The chassi number is 101837, I believe it is the second oldest in Sweden. Only 49 number after the oldest here.

Berg Mon May 20, 2019 12:05 am

This is some pictures from this Saturday when I did the final rescue
2 hours from wen we got there it was standing on the trailer.
Last Sunday I got the rear wheels rotating again so we lifted it in the front and just pulled it as a trailer.

Home again on the farm for about 50-60 years in the woods.

And here it is going to rest until I know exactly what to do with it.
As it is right now I believe it to be my next project.

djfordmanjack Mon May 20, 2019 2:09 am

can't believe this came out in one piece and rolling :shock: great rescue and future project !!! 8)

Stetoppingphoto Mon May 20, 2019 8:48 am

Massive project, look forward to updates :)

Berg Mon May 20, 2019 9:43 am

Stetoppingphoto wrote: Massive project, look forward to updates :)

I Will probably not start with this projekt until next summer, I need to be finished with my split bus first.
Which you can see here. (In swedish)

But I would not be surprised myself if I have started earlier :-)

Berg Mon May 20, 2019 3:12 pm

Is there anyone who has blueprints for the cabin?

Is it possible to buy spare parts somewhere, brakes, sheet metal .... ?

GoodOldRagtop60 Tue May 21, 2019 2:46 am

Hi from Germany!

This is an awesome find. Congrats!
I donīt know much about These but the manufacturer was Vidal & Sohn Tempo-Werk GmbH near Hamburg.
I think they used various parts from that time. (aftermarket or other manufacturers)
There seems to be a Club:

Hopefully they can provide some more Information.

Even the Autostadt in Wolfsburg has a similar car. And the german Museum "Prototyp" has a Trailer-car too.

Hope it helps a bit,

kkb Tue May 21, 2019 11:54 am

Great find!

Welcome to the club😎
Regards from Holland!

Berg Tue May 21, 2019 12:37 pm

kkb wrote: Great find!

Welcome to the club😎
Regards from Holland!


Davydomes Thu May 23, 2019 5:03 am

Love these! The standard ride height already looks slightly lowered. I was drooling over the Limebug Matador as Dubfreeze last year.

So cool 8)

Berg Thu May 23, 2019 3:01 pm

kkb wrote: Great find!

Welcome to the club😎
Regards from Holland!

Hi again.

Is there anywhere that I can find some more picture if you nice looking truck?
Do you know if there are any English written forums for Tempo wagons?


kkb Sun May 26, 2019 2:48 am

Hi David,
Sorry i have not that many pictures of this Tempo (i own a few more tempo's :-))
You can find some if you google "Ben Pon meeting/tempo matador"
There a no english forums but we have a facebookpage called:Tempo Matador Fans Worldwide, also Hanseat, Wiking, Rapid, Military, Jensen


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