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Ford UK built the Thames Trader between 1957 and 1965. The distinctive cab, which sets it apart from other British commercial vehicles of the time, was a semi-forward control design and the Thames Trader model covered a much wider weight range than the existing or previous Ford UK trucks. The earlier models had been based on Ford of America designs; the new Thames Trader was the first heavy commercial to be designed by Ford of Britain although there are styling cues from The US Ford C Series.

The Thames Trader model range covered weights from 2 to 7 tons, powered by either petrol or diesel engines in four- or six-cylinder guises. A Mk 2 version was introduced in mid-1962, the Vanguards model is of the Mk.2 truck.

Box Van
Vanguards VA6000; Ford Thames Trader Box Van; Martini Vanguards VA6001; Ford Thames Trader Box Van; Birds Eye Vanguards VA6002; Ford Thames Trader Box Van; Brooke Bond Tea, Red Vanguards VA6003; Ford Thames Trader Box Van; Pickfords Removers & Storers Vanguards VA6004; Ford Thames Trader Box Van; Lucozade
Vanguards VA6000; Ford Thames Trader Box Van; Martini Vanguards VA6001; Ford Thames Trader Box Van; Birds Eye Vanguards VA6002; Ford Thames Trader Box Van; Brooke Bond Tea Vanguards VA6003; Ford Thames Trader Box Van; Pickfords Vanguards VA6004; Ford Thames Trader Box Van; Lucozade
Vanguards VA6005; Ford Thames Trader Box Van; Atora Beef Suet Vanguards RS1002; BRS Delivery Vans of the 1950s Set; Bedford S & Thames Trader Box Vans Vanguards VA6007; Ford Thames Trader Box Van; Sainsburys Supermarket Vanguards VA6008; Ford Thames Trader Box Van; Raleigh Cycles  
Vanguards VA6005; Ford Thames Trader Box Van; Atora Beef Suet Vanguards RS1002; BRS Delivery Vans of the 1950s Set Vanguards VA6007; Ford Thames Trader Box Van; Sainsburys Vanguards VA6008; Ford Thames Trader Box Van; Raleigh Cycles  

Tanker
Vanguards VA9000; Ford Thames Trader Tanker; North Eastern Gas Board Vanguards VA9001; Ford Thames Trader Tanker; Castrol Industrial Oil Vanguards VA9002; Ford Thames Trader Tanker; Cleveland Motor Spirit Vanguards VA9003; Ford Thames Trader Tanker; Texaco  
Vanguards VA9000; Ford Thames Trader Tanker
North Eastern Gas Board
Vanguards VA9001; Ford Thames Trader Tanker
Castrol Industrial Oil
Vanguards VA9002; Ford Thames Trader Tanker
Cleveland Motor Spirit
Vanguards VA9003; Ford Thames Trader Tanker
Texaco
 

Dropside
Vanguards VA15000; Ford Thames Trader Dropside; Milk Marketing Board; Blue Still Looking VA15000 Ford Thames Trader St Kew Dairy VA15000 Ford Thames Trader Co-op Dairy VA15001 Ford Thames Trader Trumanís beer lorry
Vanguards VA15000; Ford Thames Trader Dropside
Milk Marketing Board; Blue
Vanguards VA15000; Ford Thames Trader Dropside
Milk Marketing Board; White
Vanguards VA15000; Ford Thames Trader Dropside
St Kew Dairy
Vanguards VA15000; Ford Thames Trader Dropside
Co-op Dairy
Vanguards VA15001; Ford Thames Trader Dropside
Truman's Beer Truck
Vanguards VA15002; Ford Thames Trader Dropside; Guinness, Crates & Barrels Load        
Vanguards VA15002; Ford Thames Trader Dropside
Guinness
       

Flatbed
Vanguards VA39000; Ford Thames Trader Flatbed; Sheeted Load, Tate & Lyle        
Vanguards VA39000; Ford Thames Trader Flatbed; Sheeted Load, Tate & Lyle        

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