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City of Oxford ET 1966 Ford Thames Trader
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No: 28879   Contributor: Royce Treacher   Year: 1966   Manufacturer: Ford   Country: United Kingdom
City of Oxford ET 1966 Ford Thames Trader

This Oxford Ford Thames Trader 288 RFC Emergency Tender has been seen before but I have not seen a colour picture.
Picture added on 30 July 2011 at 18:13
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Is this the type the dutch bought?

Added by John Gibson on 02 March 2017.
Yes. Traders were quite popular in both Belgium and the Netherlands, but never caught on in the UK. The London Salvage Corps had a few, but with a completely coach built body, which looked quite different.

Added by Rob Johnson on 04 March 2017.
Looking at the registration number, I think this unit was probably a lot earlier than 1966. By 1966 the D series was available.

Added by Rob Johnson on 04 March 2017.
Rob - 1966 was the year of the photo, not the appliance manufacture.

Added by Royce Treacher on 09 March 2017.
Thanks Rob, i think they look very smart.

Added by John Gibson on 09 March 2017.
This was delivered new in 1963 to the City of Oxford and stationed at Rewley Road, Oxford and served there until going OOS in 1978.

Added by Peter Matten on 10 March 2017.
If you look up Traders on the search box on this site you will see a handful of examples, including a few from Australia and New Zealand.

Added by Rob Johnson on 10 March 2017.
Only one built by HCB Angus 1965 body number S826

Added by Alan Ramsay on 16 March 2017.
Only trader chassis built on by HCB Angus 1963 job no S826.

Added by Alan Ramsay on 17 March 2017.
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