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Bedford - Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles

Although the Bedford name was retired in 1991, its influence will never be forgotten. Formerly attached to Vauxhall, the name was synonymous with British trucks and lorries for years.


Bedford chassis have been used for everything from fire engines to caravans, proving that you cannot keep a good design down. Commercial vehicles travel more miles and face heavier wear than your car, so they are be built to last. Drive something solid with a Bedford chassis.

  • BEDFORD J TYPE RED/WHITE CLASSIC CAMPER VAN

    BEDFORD J TYPE RED/WHITE CLASSIC CAMPER VAN

    £2,200.00
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    Bedford J type ambulance 'Henrietta', coach built by Lomas. Currently fitted with Bedford 214 cu. (3.5 litre)straight six petrol engine.
  • BEDFORD J TYPE TIPPER TRUCK

    BEDFORD J TYPE TIPPER TRUCK

    £6,500.00
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    Here we have my Bedford J type tipper. 1969. Diesel. Not in bad condition. Needs an MOT. Have been using it with trade plates only to pick up sand for sand blasting. I've had it for 7 years.
  • Bedford TK J type 4 cylinder Diesel Engine for spares or repair restoration

    Bedford TK J type 4 cylinder Diesel Engine for spares or repair restoration

    £300.00
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    The engine on the pallet is now sold so you are bidding on the engine in the background. This listing is for one engine, but there is another one that you can see in the background that is also availa...
  • BEDFORD J TYPE NEW LOCKHEED REAR BRAKE WHEEL CYLINDER 96400

    BEDFORD J TYPE NEW LOCKHEED REAR BRAKE WHEEL CYLINDER 96400

    £49.99
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    Part number : 96400. Applications:Bedford J 1.5-1.75 Ton. Bedford J1 Ambulance. Bedford J2 3 Ton. Bedford J3 4 Ton. New old stock wheel cylinder. Sellers rules.
  • bedford transit mk1 j type mk2 tk r rl mark 1

    bedford transit mk1 j type mk2 tk r rl mark 1

    £50.00
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    Bedford rl afs wooden dropsides could be used for the iron work to make sides up for your transit or tk j type etc my number is 07582537803 adam.

About Bedford - Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles

From the 1930s until the 1980s Bedford was the commercial vehicle arm of GM Europe. The company produced several popular light vans and lorries and was particularly associated with the UK and Commonwealth armed forces. The first vehicles to bear the Bedford name were the Chevrolet Bedford AC van and the LQ lorry in 1929. In 1931 the Chevrolet part of the name was dropped and the vehicles were simply called the Bedford AC and LQ. These vehicles were built in General Motors factory in Luton, Bedfordshire (hence Bedford) alongside the Vauxhall car range. The line up of Bedford commercial vehicles expanded during the 1930s, with Bedford capturing an ever larger share of the UK market. During World War Two production at Luton was given over to the Churchill heavy tank. A factory at Dunstable was acquired to continue the production of the Bedford range of trucks, which now included the influential four wheel drive forward control QL, or "Queen Lizzie" as it was dubbed by servicemen. In the 1950s Bedford developed the RL range of trucks for use by the military. The RL's most famous application was as the "Green Goddess" fire engine. These are still used by the British military as part of a back up fire service for use in times of national crisis. The most popular of Bedford's postwar civilian range of vehicles was the CA light van. These were the dominant vans in the UK in the 1950s and 1960s until the all conquering Ford Transit emerged in 1965.