1909 CommerCar 22HP Estate Bus
For Sale £100,000
First owned by the Earl of Lonsdale for work on the Lowther Estate, then the same family since 1955. Original vehicle, and believed to be the oldest Commer.
Found by current owner’s father in 1955, with initial refurbishment completed over a three year period. Again refurbished 1986, always yellow, and with summer use.
Four cylinder engine with a Claudel-Hobson carburettor. It has the pre-select Lindley gearbox, connected by a short prop from the cone clutch/flywheel with a direct connection to the differential and chains to the rear wheels.
Contact David for details 07711 038383 (Tunbridge Wells)
This is an original vehicle as it left the factory back in 1909, except for the lighting, which is also electric for convenience.
VCC Certificate Number 550, dated 30th March 1956
Since 1985 it has entered and successfully completed every HCVS London to Brighton except for 2 when not entered. Also entered in the first run L to B in 1962 by a team from the Commer factory.
Model and Chassis Number MC114
Engine Number 112409