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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Gilford: Buses

From Graces Guide

Note: This is a sub-section of Richard Garrett and Sons

General

  • The first chassis produced were straight-framed, conventional models with four cylinder American designed engines.
  • By the end of 1927 the Low Line Coach otherwise known as LL was so popular that Gilford Motor Co had to move to larger premises.
  • 1928 the first forward-control chassis with 16ft 6in wheelbase, 36hp engine named the 1660T was a best-seller.
  • 1929 the CP6 was launched, this had a low-loading chassis for up to 20 seats and for duel use on a lorry.
  • 1929 Gilford exhibited at the Olympia show displaying a new version of the single deck bus.
  • 1931 the CP6 was replaced by the AS6 this model had a longer wheelbase amongst other new features.
  • 1930 The AS6 and DF6 model for small passenger vehicles was used for goods until 1936
  • After 1933 Gilford never sold anymore double deckers.
  • 1933 Gilford won the orders from W. Alexander and Western SMT for 41 Hera chassis for use on long distance coach services.
  • 1934 these chassis were built and amounted to 70% of that years total production.
  • 1936 at the London show a new design was intended to replace the Hera
  • Not long after the show a receiver was appointed and Gilford was finished.

List of Models

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