Yes, thats a Bristol VR with Eastern Coach Works body - built like a tank. VR stood for 'Vertical Rear' engine (Gardiner); VRT added the suffix 'Tall' and can be indentified by the band above the lower deck being wider and visible above the windscreen. The bare chassis used to be driven from Bristol to Lowestoft by a bloke sat in a plywood 'cab', usually four or five in convoy with a minibus to ferry them home or rescue them if one coughed en route. H&S would sh*t themselves today.....
Yeh you used see them quite often, as you say, usually a few at a time, blasting up & down the M1
I was thinking 'That's just a drivers tale from yore' then I found this!
Wouldn't want to try beating that at the lights - power to weight ratio must be pretty good
Went to school near the Dennis fire engine works in Guildford. Saw similar convoys from time to time. IIRC they built some sort of roll cage type arrangement for the driver, but it still looked pretty precarious to us.
Post by Waxoyling Lyrical on Feb 12, 2019 22:00:42 GMT
Probably nevertheless a fair price for a genuine Minor convertible (which, I'm presuming it is, judging by the A-pillar reinforcement gussets), if indeed it runs (I notice the bulkhead-mounted electric fuel pump is missing.)…
Looks like it would need a lot of welding and new panels though!