1975 Bedford CF 22 cwt pickup truck, petrol, 2279 cc. Registration number HPW 217N. Chassis number 973360EY605407. Engine number 3214401.
Introduced November 1969 to replace the 17-year-old Bedford CA, the CF van variants soon became some of the most popular light commercial vehicles on British roads.
The engine was the well-proven Slant Four engine which was introduced for the Vauxhall FD Victor models in 1967. Apart from an increased engine capacity from 1,598 cc to 1,759 cc units and from 1,975 cc to 2,279 cc in 1972, the power units remained unchanged. A four-cylinder 1,760 cc Perkins diesel engine could be specified for an extra GB£130 (1969),
The Bedford used the same basic suspension lay-out as the Vauxhall Victor, though married to greater wheel arch clearances and calibrated for greater weight carrying capacity. The front independent suspension featured a double wishbone layout with coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers, while the rear wheels were suspended by a combination involving a live axle and traditional long single-leaf springs.
There were three CF1 body styles. A standard panel van which was intended to rival the Ford Transit; the special van body (essentially a self-contained cab with a general-purpose chassis onto which a wide range of custom-built bodies or beds could be built), and the Dormobile (caravanette).
HPW was first registered by Tricentral Trucks of Kings Lynn on the 3rd March 1975 to Mr Rix of Snettisham and serviced at 4,925 miles in the December, 8,025 in 1976 and then later at 35,320 miles. In September 1980 it was sold to John Waling of Wisbech. MOT history from 1996 records the mileage at 53,952 miles rising to 59,313 miles in 2003. In 2012 it was with Paul Allison of Selby and our vendor bought it in 2017 and has now restored the exterior and the running gear at a cost of some £3,000. He has left the interior of the cab to show its patina.
He has now decided to part with the CF as he will not be using it. Sold with the V5C, V5, original maintenance book and other literature.
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