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Karrier 98A Reading Lilliput [BF]

Karrier 98A [BF] in Village of the Damned, Movie, 1960 IMDB

Class: Bus, Single-deck — Model origin: UK

Karrier 98A Reading Lilliput [BF]

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no_car EE

2006-09-10 09:31

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SteveA EN

2006-09-10 11:22

Almost certainly a Karrier, but as yet we haven't traced the registration

Sunbar UK

2006-09-10 12:54

Commer or Karrier BF based coach probably... I can find that Plaxton manufactured coaches on the BF chassis but no pictures as yet.

SteveA EN

2006-09-10 23:49

My information is that the bodywork is by Reading

sixcyl FR

2006-09-12 19:48

Did any Karrier and Commer have the same front?... Up to me from profile view of the cabin it looks rather as a Commer = I think sort of Commer BFD Van or mini bus with specific body (Reading ? as suggest SteveA)

Sunbar UK

2006-09-12 23:06

As far as I know in the 1960s 'Karrier' shared the same body design with 'Commer' being made in the same manufacturing plant.

stronghold EN

2007-05-01 03:51

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Reg.no seems to be NXW 12.!

-- Last edit: 2007-05-01 03:57:49

Sunbar UK

2007-08-02 17:53

stronghold wrote
Reg.no seems to be NXW 12.!

edit: 'NXW 12' was issued in London. (There is no issuing county authority 'X' as the second letter in a registration).

A very similar or identical bus appeared in "Clash by Night" (1962), registration number '883 CPP' (Luton, Bedfordshire issuing authority).

-- Last edit: 2007-08-02 21:20:13


2008-06-21 23:20

Commer and Karrier BFs were made on the same production line (called the 4 cylinder line, although the larger Walk Thrus made on this line had the Armstrong Siddely based Super Super Snipe Mk II 6 cyl motor) at Rootes works at Boscombe Road, Dunstable (across the road from Bedford Luton Works). Same model, different badge!

Sunbar UK

2011-08-26 14:14

Karrier 98A with Reading Lilliput body as the bus in "Clash by Night" (1962), registration number '883 CPP'.

Oldsmobile1897 US

2014-12-11 02:15

The bus used in “Clash by Night” was a 1957 model. It does look exactly like this one so should this one be listed as a 1957 model, too.

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