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New Zealand Ford (1940)
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No: 30389   Contributor: David Miller   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Ford   Country: New Zealand
New Zealand Ford (1940)

This 1940 Colonial Motor Company V8 served Christchurch & New Brighton & is now privately owned.
Picture added on 13 December 2011 at 10:14
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Another Kiwi American Ford displaying design elements from both American and British traditions.

The side hung ladder and suction hoses were very American, and so was the fact that the crew had standing room only on the rear step. But the rear mounted pump and the full width body crammed with small lockers were more typical of British pumps.

At this time, New Zealand had appliances from both countries and a lot of mixed designs like this which were created locally. This tradition lasted well into the 1960s before British and then other European makes squeezed out the American manufacturers - with the exception of International, which remained very popular for many years....

Added by Rob Johnson on 06 June 2018.
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