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Commer was a British manufacturer of commercial vehicles which existed from 1905 until 1979. The company started as the Commercial Car Company (CCC) in Lavender Hill, South London where it produced its first truck in 1907.

The QX range of lorries was introduced in 1948, powered by a six-cylinder petrol engine. Customers attracted to the benefits of running diesel rather than petrol engines, lead to the firm looking at their options for introducing an oil-burner to the range. 1954 saw the introduction of their reply to this demand, the TS3-powered QX, powered by a unit originally designed by Tilling-Stevens (hence the "TS") and produced at their factory in Maidstone, the firm - like Commer - by now part of the Rootes Group empire.

From its 3.26 litre capacity it produced a healthy 105bhp, its compact layout enabling Commer to accommodate it beneath the QX's cab floor. The two-stroke engine's configuration was anything but conventional. It employed three horizontal cylinders, each of which housed a pair of pistons. Contributing to the TS3's distinctive engine note was a Wade Roots-type supercharger, driven by a shaft that, on occasion, would break - perhaps the type's main Achilles' heel. Overall though it was a tough and dependable unit, and one that served the Rootes Group well for the life of its production. Its distinctive sound led to the nickname 'Commer Knocker'

The famous Ecurie Ecosse racing car transporter is built on a Commer QX bus chassis.

Dropside
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(VA16003)
Vanguards VA16004; Commer Dropside; Holton and Sons
Not Issued Not Issued VA16007 Commer Dropside Hong Kong Electric Vanguards JOR1002; W Jordan Trucks 2 Pce Set; Leyland Comet & Commer Dropside Vanguards VA16009; Commer Dropside; Guinness, Sheeted Load
Vanguards VA16005; Commer Dropside Vanguards VA16006; Commer Dropside Vanguards VA16007; Commer QX Dropside; Hong Kong Electric Vanguards JOR1002; W Jordan Trucks Set
(VA16008)
Vanguards VA16009; Commer QX Dropside; Guinness

Box Van
Vanguards VA28000; Commer Box Van; Shell Electrical Oil Service Vanguards VA28001; Commer Box Van; Green Shield Stamps      
Vanguards VA28000; Commer Box Van; Shell Electrical Oil Service Vanguards VA28001; Commer Box Van; Green Shield Stamps      

Flatbed
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Vanguards VA36000; Commer QX Flatbed; Pickfords, Sheeted Load Vanguards VA36001; Commer Flatbed; John Smith's Corgi 59565; Guinness Past & Present Set    

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