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1931 Chevrolet 1½-Ton [LQ]

1931 Chevrolet -Ton [LQ] in Hue and Cry, Movie, 1947 IMDB

Class: Trucks, Simple truck — Model origin: US — Built in: UK

1931 Chevrolet 1½-Ton [LQ]

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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Sunbar UK

2008-10-14 11:55

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[Image: cap334cm9.691.jpg] [Image: cap335qa4.th.jpg]

Another, similar truck seen in the background...

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chris40 UK

2008-10-14 15:09

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Bedford WHG(?), 1931+ ... or possibly a Chevrolet?

Sunbar UK

2008-10-14 16:18

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I think it is a Bedford WHG. All the details match except I cannot find similar pictures with the smaller area of louvres on the bonnet sides.

GREYBEAR EN

2008-10-14 21:07

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The wheels bother me a bit - are they right for a Bedford? My immediate reaction was a Chevrolet because of the date. The film was made in 1946, the truck is obviously old - it has the remnants of its wartime white paint on the wings - and wouldn't have been built during the war so it must be pre-1939. It's also got rather a short wheelbase (the WHG was 11 feet). Just to confuse things further early Bedfords used Chevrolet cabs. Question for Chris40: Is that Harry Fowler on the tailgate?!

chris40 UK

2008-10-14 22:07

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Well, you can see why I had my doubts ... and looking at http://www.autogallery.org.ru/k/ca/31cheg15ton_FristadsExpressbyraa.jpg I'm beginning to think 1931 Chevrolet 1½ ton myself. It certainly looks like Harry Fowler, and at that age I'd expect to find him on the tailboard of a moving truck! :)

Sunbar UK

2008-10-15 09:50

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GM Media, Chevrolet UK source: http://media.gm.com/gb/chevrolet/en/company/c_history/index.html

"The move to Luton, coupled to the introduction of the LQ range with its six-cylinder engine – the famous Stove-bolt Six - proved to be a time for reflection on the whole future of the UK operation.

Chevrolets built at Vauxhall were never branded such. They were ‘Manufactured at the Luton Works of General Motors Ltd’. Chevrolet went on to build a wide variety of very successful body types, including a huge number of buses and coaches, for a number of years alongside the commercial vehicle range from Bedford which were ‘made by Vauxhall Motors Ltd’. An interesting point was that the Bedford was by no means a badge-engineered Chevrolet. There were significant differences in construction although from the point of view of looks, the product was similar.

Bedford and Chevrolet ran alongside, even in 1931 the stand at the Commercial Motor Show jointly publicised both ranges. By 1933, Bedford stood alone at the Commercial Show and became the General Motors leading commercial vehicle brand in the UK."

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