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British Industrial History

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1929. Manchester B4. Reg No: SV 55xx.
1929. Manchester B1. Reg No. VO 3141.

1920 A division of Crossley Motors was set up to assemble Willys-Overland vehicles at Stockport

1926 Started to use the Manchester name on the 25cwt truck

1928 Built their own design of 1.25 and 1.75 ton trucks and they featured a spiral-bevel back axle and coil ignition. Badged as Willys-Manchester and made by Willys Overland Crossley

1920 A bonneted 2.5 ton truck launched

Willys-Manchester offered a larger model as a 14 seater PSV.

1933 Seven Manchesters went into the LPTB fleet.

1933 Company ceased trading

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Sources of Information

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