It is thought, that the name Bedford came from the fact that the trucks were made by Vauxhall Motors, whose manufacturing plant was at Luton, Bedfordshire. Vauxhall Motors was in fact acquired by the American General Motors in the late 1920s; the owners were keen to enter the British commercial market.

Most Bedfords were given a letter designation, such as the 'QL' of Second World War fame. Perhaps the best known of the Bedford trucks are the 'O', 'S' and 'TK'.

A wide range of vehicles with Bedford cabs can be found from all the leading British toy and model producers

Bedford value and price guide

What's your 'Bedford' worth? Here are some recently sold items (Australia).

Picture Title Date Sold for
King And Country Ww11 British Truck 09/2019 AU $270.00
Corgi Gift Set No 27 Low Loader 08/2019 AU $262.55
Matchbox Lesney Car Transporter A 2 09/2019 AU $280.00
Hornby O Gauge County Of Ray Cooper 12 07/2019 AU $175.00
Williams Trains 60 Foot Aluminum 08/2019 AU $104.76

See all sold items for more prices.

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