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 in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.
|Spot On 158a 2 Bedford 10 Tonner 2000 Gallon Tanker||09/2021||£995.00|
|Matchbox Lesney 27 Bedford Low Loader Rw B1 Virtually||10/2021||£950.00|
|Original Dinky No 923 Heinz Sauce Bottle||10/2021||£700.00|
|Dinky Toys No 923 Bedford Van Heinz Ketchup Sauce||08/2021||£650.00|
|Matchbox Moko Lesney 27 Bedford Low Loader Rare Two||10/2021||£645.00|
|See all sold items on eBay for more prices||12/2021||£-.--|