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  PFJ 850M - AEC Matador recovery vehicle - Ex Western National RV8  

Accession 346 23/02/02

1944 AEC Matador recovery vehicle.

This type of vehicle was commonly used for recovery duties by bus companies in the post war period. Built in 1944 and thought to have originally been used by the RAF, little is known of the history of this vehicle until it came into Western National ownership and was converted for recovery with a coach built body, workshop, crane, winch and other heavy towing and lifting equipment. After sale to Torbay Borough Council the vehicle was dry stored for many years and is remarkably complete. Donated to the Trust by Colin Billington. Sponsored by Member of WHOTT

  © Gerry Tormey  

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