Registration No: SHV 352
Chassis No: 59438
The distinctive cab design, which sets it apart from all other British commercial vehicles, was a forward-control (or semi-forward control) design and the Thames Trader model covered a much wider weight range than the existing normal control ET Thames model or the earlier forward control 7V model. The Thames Trader model range covered weights from 2 to 7 tons, powered by either petrol or diesel engines in 4 or 6 cylinders guises. The lower weight vehicles were available with 118 and 138 inch wheelbases, the heavy weight vehicle with 138, 152 and 160 inch wheelbases, there was also a 108 inch tipper wheelbase. In addition there was also a low frame chassis model - typically used for furniture van bodywork.
Offered here is a MkI version, denoted by the name Thames Trader in Red on a chrome strip along the bottom of the bonnet opening. Believed to have originally been in service as a box van used by a house removal firm, it has since been altered with the addition of a usable rear flatbed in more recent times. With 8-stud axles and 20 inch wheels the identification tag describes it is a '516E'. The engine is a 6 cylinder petrol engine. The subject of a previous self-evident restoration this 1961 MkI Thames Trader has recently been shod with new tyres and been the subject of a brake overhaul. It is offered with a collection of invoices, a V5C and it is also tax exempt as an historic vehicle.
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