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Lot 021: Bedford CA Flatbed Lorry

Classic Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (27 November 2013)

Established in 1930, Bedford Vehicles was a subsidiary of Vauxhall Motors (itself the British subsidiary of General Motors) that was dedicated to the production of commercial vehicles. A key part of the GM Europe operation, the Bedford brand proved hugely popular and their range of lorries and light commercial vehicles established an enviable reputation for sturdiness and reliability. The CA range of light commercials was launched in 1952 and proved so successful that it remained in production right up until 1969. With a distinctive pug-nosed front end and a goldfish-bowl windscreen, the CA was generally supplied as a light delivery van but was also sold in chassis cab form for conversion into a light truck or the famous Dormobile campervan. Early models had a 52bhp 1.5-litre engine but from 1964 this was replaced by a more powerful 1.6-litre unit from the Vauxhall Victor FB. Allied to a three- or four-speed gearbox this gave the CA a top speed of around 70mph. This September 1969 CA Flatbed Lorry is one of the last vehicles produced and has been in the current Irish ownership since 2002. Thought to be a very low mileage example with just 48,250 miles on the clock, it has been in regular light use throughout this time and was treated to a body-off rebuild in July and August of this year. Said to be in excellent condition throughout with a new flatbed, new paintwork and a fully refurbished interior, it comes with a good history file including photos documenting the restoration. Due to have a fresh MOT before the sale and recently reunited with its original UK registration number, it has a four-speed column change gearbox, two sets of keys, and is ready to show and go.

Lot Details
Auction Classic Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Herefordshire
Lot Number021
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Condition rating2
Registration numberCGT 536H
Chassis number965709V837353
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)1507
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2