1924 Albion Type 24  30cwt. Delivery Van  Chassis no. 4032J
Lot 344
1924 Albion Type 24 30cwt. Delivery Van
Registration no. SR 4310 Chassis no. 4032J
Sold for £35,650 (US$ 47,595) inc. premium

Lot Details
1924 Albion Type 24  30cwt. Delivery Van  Chassis no. 4032J 1924 Albion Type 24  30cwt. Delivery Van  Chassis no. 4032J 1924 Albion Type 24  30cwt. Delivery Van  Chassis no. 4032J 1924 Albion Type 24  30cwt. Delivery Van  Chassis no. 4032J 1924 Albion Type 24  30cwt. Delivery Van  Chassis no. 4032J 1924 Albion Type 24  30cwt. Delivery Van  Chassis no. 4032J 1924 Albion Type 24  30cwt. Delivery Van  Chassis no. 4032J 1924 Albion Type 24  30cwt. Delivery Van  Chassis no. 4032J
1924 Albion Type 24 30cwt. Delivery Van
Registration no. SR 4310
Chassis no. 4032J

Footnotes

  • The Albion Motor Car Company, founded in 1899, was one of the famous Scottish three 'A's in motor vehicle manufacture – the other two being Argyll and Arrol-Johnston. With the motto 'As sure as the sunrise' Albion produced no frills vehicles, both private cars and commercials, capable of providing guaranteed reliability in the most difficult terrain. Although the post Great War years witnessed a slump in demand, Albion's chief, T. Blackwood Murray, forged ahead with new models including the Type 24 which in its various guises proved the mainstay of production, finding much favour in the export market and remaining in production until 1931.

    Albion products were the preferred choice of many grocery suppliers including Nestles, Huntley & Palmer and Lyons Teas amongst others, and a particularly valued customer was Edinburgh based McVitie & Price, manufacturers of digestive biscuits and Royal Warrant holders, in whose livery this vehicle is finished.. The Type 24 Albion was powered by a sturdy, four-cylinder, side-valve, petrol engine of 98.5 x127mm bore and stroke, displacing 3.9-litres. With an unladen weight slightly more than two tons this sufficed to propel the Albion van comfortably at the then legal limit for Heavy Motor Cars of just 20mph. A notice in the cab reminds the driver of that limit and advises him to raise the rear step when travelling. A further notice painted in front of the driver warns 'Do not slip the clutch.' The correctly spartan driver's cab, which accommodates three people, has pleated brown upholstery and the driver has the luxury of an opening windscreen to allow enhanced visibility in inclement conditions. The distinctive cast aluminium Albion radiator is flanked by electric headlamps while the Lucas oil side and rear lamps have practical electric conversions. A bulb born gives audible warning of approach and a roof rack provides for additional load capacity.

    This extremely rare Type 24 was first registered with Angus County Council licencing authority in 1924 and was restored in the early 1990s by a highly respected historic commercial vehicle and Albion enthusiast. It is well known in commercial vehicle circles and has participated in the HCVS London to Brighton Run and the Trans Pennine Run to Harrogate, as well as many other events, winning many premier awards along the way. As recently as this summer SR 4310 achieved best overall in show and best in class at a major Scottish Rally. It is now very smartly presented and has clearly been the subject of the most careful use and maintenance since restoration. The vendor reports that it starts very easily on the handle and drives well.

    This charming, comparatively light and manageable, Scottish-built, vintage delivery van is offered with a Swansea V5C document and is currently licenced. Please note due to the vehicles size, transport services (if required) will be charged at commercial rates.
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