1947 Albion AZ5 Flat-Bed Truck  Chassis no. 50072B Engine no. N271A

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Lot 385
1947 Albion AZ5 Flat-Bed Truck
Registration no. BMS 566 Chassis no. 50072B Engine no. N271A

Sold for £ 5,520 (US$ 7,391) inc. premium
1947 Albion AZ5 Flat-Bed Truck
Registration no. BMS 566
Chassis no. 50072B
Engine no. N271A

Footnotes

  • Once the largest commercial vehicle company in the British Empire, Albion was established in 1899 in Scotstoun, Glasgow by Arrol-Johnston émigrés T Blackwood Murray and Norman Fulton. The firm manufactured cars to begin with, concentrating on its commercial vehicle business from the end of 1913. Albion’s motto ‘Sure As The Sunrise’, which reflected its reputation for dependability, inspired the distinctive design that featured on the radiator and badges of its many models. After its acquisition by Leyland in 1951, Albion’s independence gradually diminished and by the mid-1990s the firm was making axles only. Today, the Biggar Albion Foundation, based in Lanarkshire, Scotland looks after The Albion Club and The Albion Archive.
    This Albion AZ5 2.0-litre flat-bed truck comes with Albion Club correspondence revealing that it was ordered by Menzies Motors, of Stirling on 3rd December 1946 and supplied to their client James Taylor (Irongate) Ltd, of Glasgow. The vehicle was comprehensively restored in 1998, the engine being re-bored and overhauled; chassis shot-blasted and repainted; springs reset; radiator re-tubed; original seats refurbished and headlamps/reflectors nickel plated. New components fitted include the timber body; front bumper; rear mudguards; Lucas ‘pork pie’ rear lights; door locks and four rear tyres. Retaining its original Stirlingshire registration mark, ‘BMS 566’, this tax/MoT-exempt historic commercial vehicle is offered with old-style logbook and Swansea V5.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the engine size is 2840cc not 2000cc as stated in the catalogue description.
1947 Albion AZ5 Flat-Bed Truck  Chassis no. 50072B Engine no. N271A
1947 Albion AZ5 Flat-Bed Truck  Chassis no. 50072B Engine no. N271A
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