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|The A1was rated at 30 cwt and the A2 at 2 tons The A1/A2 was the first Thornycroft to be available with the engine and gearbox as one unit.|
|The A1 was introduced in 1924. Pneumatic tyres and front brakes were an optional extra. Long wheelbase versions were introduced to cater for the bus market. These were popular with the railway coys and there was a large fleet in the Isle of Man introduced in 1928.|
This group demonstrates the range of body styles available from the Factory in about 1930. These integral bodied vans shown below and all models in this range were available with a War Office Subsidy of £120.
|Van bodied chassis cabs|
|Livestock Transport: These first 4 views
are of what appear to be a thoroughbred horse transporter. A later
development used a lower and more powerful chassis and was sold to
the Southern Railway co.
The middle 3 appear to be standard A1/A2 van bodywork with large doors and a ramp.
The last two show what appears to be a detachable top and ramps possibly for sheep carrying.
|Tilt bodies: Some simple some quite elaborate.|
|Angus Watson must have been a good customer|
|Tippers and a Tanker|
|Flats and dropsiders|
|One Left Hand Drive and one positively identified as 1929|
|A1/A2s were also available in a forward control version which was popular with the railway coys|
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