£ 14,995

A Spudtacular Mk1Transit Flatbed Truck, Beige, £ 14,995

Title
A Spudtacular Mk1Transit Flatbed Truck
Description
FOR SALE
A homage to the potato merchant, a spudtacular Mk1 Ford Transit Flatbed truck.
Condition
Used
Fuel
Petrol
Mileage
97234 miles
Drive Train
2WD
Transmission
Manual
Exterior Color
Beige
Additional Information
HISTORY FILE
Supplied new on the 1st May 1968, the supplying Ford Main Dealer was Halls of Finchley, North London. Remarkably, the original Halls of Finchley supplying dealer plaque remains fixed to the nearside inner A-pillar! The previous owner, Mr Howard Gosland, purchased the vehicle in 2010 with one aim in mind, to recreate something that he held special to him. This was to be a vehicle that played homage to a long established Peterborough firm that gave him a ‘big-break’ as a young self-employed haulage contractor. Baxter & Guion Ltd were primarily potato merchants and indeed one of the biggest in the country. The firm offered Howard parking facilities as well as sub-contract work and their Black and Cream vehicles were for many years a familiar sight around Peterborough and their city centre-based premises. Now retired but not before a fascinating career which Howard feels was helped kickstarted by Baxter & Guion Ltd, the Transit truck seen here replicates the firm colour scheme and livery. Owned now for twelve years, six of which it took to restore the vehicle, this delightful classic commercial was bound to attract attention and indeed occupied a five-page feature in the September 2018 issue of Classic Van and Pick-up. It was even the main cover feature and thankfully a pristine copy of the magazine is held in the history file. The history file itself holds a vast collection of receipts and invoices pertaining to the build as well as an original operator’s manual. There are detailed accounts of the history of Baxter & Guion Ltd and even email exchanges from Mr A E Baxter’s Great Nephew who himself and his father worked for the firm!

Tax exempt, HPI Clear, MOT January 2024.
Doors
2
Interior Color
Black
Engine Cylinders
4
Body Style
Pickup
Built
1968
Location
Country
United Kingdom
Region
England
City
Peterborough
Posted
Jan 14, 2023
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