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M. G. Rowe (Motors)

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1957. Rowe Hillmaster. Reg No 798 AAF.
1957. Rowe Hillmaster Flatbed. Reg No. 798 AAF.
1957. Rowe Hillmaster Flatbed. Reg No. 798 AAF.
1957. Rowe Hillmaster Flatbed. Reg No. 798 AAF.
1957. Rowe Hillmaster Flatbed. Reg No. 798 AAF.
1957. Rowe Hillmaster Flatbed. Reg No. 798 AAF.
Rowe Hillmaster. Reg No. 1 JAF.
1960. Rowe Hillmaster. Reg No (formerly) NSJ 170.

Rowe's Garage of Dobwells, Liskeard, Cornwall

1953 The company were coach operators who commenced building to their own design. Maurice George Rowe was the owner.

1954 Built a 6/7-ton truck designed for the steep hills of the area

1955 Produced a 7-ton truck

Sold Rowe's Garage and the coach business and set up M. G. Rowe (Motors) Doublebois Ltd to manufacture trucks

1959 They had 14 models listed. Choice of Meadows, AEC, Leyland or Gardner engines. Cabs made by Jennings

1962 Company ceased trading

Buses

1953 A prototype was produced. It had a Meadows 4DC four-cylinder 5.7 litre engine and five-speed Meadows gearbox.

Meadows later produced its own version of the 4DC.

1956 A Reading bodied bus to seat 44 passengers was built for Millbrook Steamboat and Trading.

1957 Three more followed and were sold to Morlais Motor Services.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  • Ian Allan - British Buses Since 1900 - Aldridge and Morris