Prices on Ebay vary from about £7 to £30.
The dark blue Guy Vixen pantechnicons of Pickfords Removals were a familiar sight in all parts of Britain during the fifties. Essentially a pre-war design, the Guy Vixen used a four-cylinder 3.7-litre petrol engine which developed 58bhp. This unit was replaced in 1955 by the Perkins P4, giving a welcome increase in power. Guy Motors were taken over by Jaguar in 1961, which in turn was taken over by Leyland in 1968. Production of the Vixen model ceased in 1964. Production of all Guy vehicles finally ceased in 1979.
Pickfords were nationalised in 1946/7, privatised in 1982 as part of the National Freight Corporation which then sold the Pickfords bit to and American company called Allied.
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In the meantime ...
From the vibrant mind of Boris and his chums; a final farcical fling from his tenure as London Mayor.
Boris said, “Around eight of every 10 journeys in London are made using our roads; whether by car, taxi, motorbike, bus, cycle, foot or freight – which is why it is vital that we think big. We must deliver long-term solutions that will not just make the most of the space we have for road users but bring environmental and amenity improvements to local areas.”
The first 18km tunnel would run from west to east linking the A40 at Park Royal to the A12 at Hackney Wick. A second 25km tunnel could be developed to the south from the A4 in Chiswick to the A13 in Beckton. The tunnels could cut congestion in central London by 20%.
More from the shelves of Morris Models later.
Tomorrow we try to unravel a Bristolian mystery. Blogs derived from an ideal** sent in by a correspondent.
**ideal - local colour, not a typing mistake!?