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The Bedford S was produced in Great Britain between 1950 and 1959. Known as the "Big Bedford", it was the largest Bedford lorry available at the time, with a gross vehicle weight of 7 tons. At introduction, the lorry was fitted with a 4.92 L 6-cylinder Bedford petrol engine that produced 110 bhp (82 kW) at 3200 rpm. Drive was through a four-speed manual gearbox featuring synchromesh on the top three gears, and final drive in the rear axle was by hypoid gears. The Perkins R6 diesel engine was made an option in 1953, soon joined by the Leyland O.350, and Bedford's own diesel in 1957.

The Bedford S was used extensively by haulers and general trades through the 1950s and 1960s. The chassis was also used for fire engines, most enduringly, the Green Goddess military fire appliance.

Box Van
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Vanguards VA8000; Bedford S Type Box Van; Heinz Vanguards VA8001; Bedford S Type Box Van; Kodak Vanguards VA8002; Bedford S Type Box Van; Surf Vanguards RS1002; BRS Delivery Vans of the 1950s
(VA8003)
Vanguards VA8004; Bedford S Type Box Van; J Sainsbury's
Vanguards VA8005; Bedford S Type Box Van; Merrydown Vintage Cider Vanguards VA8006; Bedford S Type Box Van; Royal Mail Vanguards KT1002; Ken Thomas Transport 2 Truck Set; Bedford S Box Van & Commer Dropside Vanguards VA8008; Bedford S Type Box Van; British Army Vanguards VA8009; Bedford S Type Box Van; Police Control Unit
Vanguards VA8005; Bedford S Type Box Van; Merrydown Vintage Cider Vanguards VA8006; Bedford S Type Box Van; Royal Mail Vanguards KT1002; Ken Thomas Transport 2 Truck Set
(VA8007)
Vanguards VA8008; Bedford S Type Box Van; British Army Vanguards VA8009; Bedford S Type Box Van; Police Control Unit
Vanguards VA8010; Bedford S Type Box Van; Sainsbury's Provisions        
Vanguards VA8010; Bedford S Type Box Van; Sainsbury's Provisions        

Tanker
Vanguards VA7000; Bedford S Type Tanker; Regent Petrol Vanguards VA7001; Bedford S Type Tanker; Shell BP Petroleum Products Vanguards VA7002; Bedford S Type Tanker; Pickfords Vanguards VA7003; Bedford S Type Tanker; Total Vanguards VA7004; Bedford S Type Tanker; Courage Brewers
Vanguards VA7000; Bedford S Type Tanker; Regent Petrol Vanguards VA7001; Bedford S Type Tanker; Shell BP Vanguards VA7002; Bedford S Type Tanker; Pickfords Vanguards VA7003; Bedford S Type Tanker; Total Vanguards VA7004; Bedford S Type Tanker; Courage Brewers
Vanguards VA7005; Bedford S Type Tanker; Mobilgas, Preston Not Issued Not Issued Not Issued Vanguards VA7009; Bedford S Type Tanker; Blue Circle Cement
Vanguards VA7005; Bedford S Type Tanker; Mobilgas, Preston Vanguards VA7006 Vanguards VA7007 Vanguards VA7008 Vanguards VA7009; Bedford S Type Tanker; Blue Circle Cement

Vanguards BO1002; Boots Delivery Trucks 2 Pce Set; Bedford S Tanker & Leyland Comet Dropside        
Vanguards BO1002; Boots Delivery Trucks
(VA7010)
       

Dropside
Vanguards WV2002; Whitbread 2 Truck Set; Bedford S Dropside, Karrier Bantam Dropside        
Vanguards WV2002; Whitbread 2 Truck Set
(VA32000)
       


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Last Edit: 17/11/2022   Page Added 02/11/2022