It is thought, that the name Bedford came from the fact that the trucks were made by Vauxhall Motors, whose manufacturing plant was at Luton, Bedfordshire. Vauxhall Motors was in fact acquired by the American General Motors in the late 1920s; the owners were keen to enter the British commercial market.
Most Bedfords were given a letter designation, such as the 'QL' of Second World War fame. Perhaps the best known of the Bedford trucks are the 'O', 'S' and 'TK'.
A wide range of vehicles with Bedford cabs can be found from all the leading British toy and model producers
What's your 'Bedford' worth? Here are some recently sold items (UK).
|Tk 12 Ton Lorry 1963||10/2019||£4 500.00|
|Spot On 158 Tanker Shell Bp Lorry Scarce||08/2019||£850.00|
|Corgi 404m Personnel 2 Others For||08/2019||£500.00|
|St Petersburg 1950s Owb Coach Lotus Car||09/2019||£450.00|
|Rare Silver Plastic Wheel 60s Matchbox||08/2019||£465.00|
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