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 Price
1950's Truck 05/2019 AU $400.00
Rare Pre War Tri Ang Toy Tip Truck 05/2019 AU $279.00
Emhar Tip Truck 1 24 Scale Plastic Model 05/2019 AU $120.00
Resin S Car Suit Scalextric 1950 S Ca 06/2019 AU $150.00
Rsh 1 50 Scale T14 Green Goddess Army 07/2019 AU $159.99
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