GPO Vehicles

Make AEC
Model Matador 10 ton (0853)
Type Motive Unit
Body Builder Prototype
Use Haulage of vehicle trailers.
Thirty vehicles were purchased from the Ministry of Supply, reconditioned and entered into service with the road haulage fleet of the Motor Transport Branch.
Registration Number JYY 999
Fleet Number 16502 (JYY 999) 1948
Date of picture July 1949

The prototype AEC conversion from military vehicle to tractor unit was carried out on this chassis.  The major difference from the main batch was the retention of the original cab, which left a large and ungainly gap under the front wheel arches.



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