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1947 Nuffield Oxford Taxi Series I
From Scotland with Love (2014)
1949 for Series II as documented here...

"In 1949 the Oxford taxi was specified with heavy duty clutch more powerful brakes and easy-clean wheels. A year later in 1950 later two fixed quarterlights were fitted giving the appearance of a modern cab".

'Taxi! - The Story of the London Cab' Google books

Link to "books.google.co.uk"

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2014-07-09 13:19
1947 Nuffield Oxford Taxi Series I
Due mafiosi contro Goldginger (1965)
Date & design features / comments

Wheels not visible, open luggage area?, not 'six-light'? and 'taxi' sign removed?
2014-07-09 11:53
1949 Nuffield Oxford Taxi Series II
Hell Is a City (1960)
Series II - not 'six-light' series III 2014-07-09 11:48
1949 Nuffield Oxford Taxi Series II
The Battle of the Sexes (1959)
Series II - not 'six-light' series III 2014-07-09 11:46
1947 Nuffield Oxford Taxi Series I
The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963)
I believe this shows the original artillery wheels - spoked with small centre-cap, Series I.

Confirmation required if clearly seen in other frames.
2014-07-09 11:43
1948 Nuffield Oxford Taxi Series I
The Battle of the Sexes (1959)
The right-handside thumbnail here, clearly shows the original artillery wheels as the taxi turns towards the camera and is the same cab with the 1948 plate.

[Image: cap016de0.2951.jpg]


Series I therefore.
2014-07-09 11:28
1947 Nuffield Oxford Taxi Series I
From Scotland with Love (2014)
That was the type of information I was looking for, dsl.

I cannot confirm it as I only found the 1947 and 1950 dates in the past, and then in connection with the pressed steel wheels.
2014-07-09 11:21
1947 Nuffield Oxford Taxi Series I
From Scotland with Love (2014)
Its official...

[Image: nuffieldoxfordtaxi.jpg]

The Oxford Taxi, Nuffield Group pre-1950 original advert.

As near complete confirmation I think as possible.
2014-07-08 20:15
1949 Nuffield Oxford Taxi Series II
Sailor Beware (1956)
johnfromstaffs wrote Six light means a window behind the rear door shut. This ain't a six light.


Yes I'm aware of that, what I was trying to say is that its after the pressed steel wheels were introduced (reported as being sometime in 1950) but before it took the six light body in October 1950.
2014-07-08 20:01
1947 Nuffield Oxford Taxi Series I
From Scotland with Love (2014)
Correct 13.9 hp...

"With a capacity of 1,802.5 c.c., the four-cylindered o.h.v. engine has an R.A.C. rating of 13.93 h.p. The lubrication system is on the drysump principle, the oil tank being carried in the air stream immediately below the radiator. The split-skirt pistons are in aluminium alloy and the combustion chambers are hemispherical."

Link to "archive.commercialmotor.com"
2014-07-08 16:06
1949 Nuffield Oxford Taxi Series II
Sailor Beware (1956)
October 1949 onwards registration?

So possibly befor October 1950 for six-light version?
2014-07-08 15:55
1947 Nuffield Oxford Taxi Series I
From Scotland with Love (2014)
More on the Wolseley - Nuffield discussion

At the time of introduction in the 'Commercial Motor', make of it what you will!

"Good news to all operators of ancient taxicabs is ... that the Nuffield Organisation has produced a new cab known as the Oxford. This machine was designed and built by Wolseley Motors, Ltd.,..."

Link to "archive.commercialmotor.com"

In 'Commercial Motor' January 1951...

"The first to be introduced was the Oxford cab, designed and manufactured by the Nuffield organization. When introduced in 1946...

Powered by a four-cylindered overhead-valve engine of 1,802 c.c., the Oxford has modern features.... The Oxford provides the driver with excellent visibility and protection against inclement weather, and handles in an exemplary fashion. Last October a new (six-light) version was introduced which gave passengers better visibility.

Link to "archive.commercialmotor.com"
2014-07-08 15:34
1950 Nuffield Oxford Taxi 'Six Light' Body Series III
Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
The pressed steel wheels could possibly have been introduced before the six light body as the earlier, four-light body appears with the pressed steel wheels also.

Six-Light Taxi (preserved - could also be the actual movie vehicle so the usual warnings about authenticity)...

Link to "www.google.co.uk"

In 'Commercial Motor' January 1951...

"The first to be introduced was the Oxford cab, designed and manufactured by the Nuffield organization. When introduced in 1946...

Powered by a four-cylindered overhead-valve engine of 1,802 c.c., the Oxford has modern features.... The Oxford provides the driver with excellent visibility and protection against inclement weather, and handles in an exemplary fashion. Last October a new (six-light) version was introduced which gave passengers better visibility.

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2014-07-08 15:17
1950 Nuffield Oxford Taxi 'Six Light' Body Series III
Genevieve (1953)
Another 'six-light' body. 2014-07-08 15:09
1950 Nuffield Oxford Taxi 'Six Light' Body Series III
Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
It has a Taxi sign on the roof, an open luggage area and taxi-meter, taxi not hire car.

"The Series III of 1950 had what was, in effect a six light body, although of course the luggage platform had no door and thus no window"

dsl wrote

Can't decipher the script under the window. Any ideas?


An idea only B....something 'Burnham' or similar (although initially similar to the 'Austin' script its not!)

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2014-07-08 14:46
1964 Bedford CAZ Herbert Lomas Ambulance Mk3
The Royal (2003-2011)
Lomas on a Bedford CAZ chassis.

Link to "archive.commercialmotor.com"
2014-07-08 14:09
1962 Bedford CAZ Smiths Ice Cream van Mk2
Sweeney 2 (1978)
/vehicle.php?id=632235 2014-07-08 14:03
1958 Bedford CAZ Smiths Ice Cream van Mk2
Otley (1968)
/vehicle_124954-Bedford-CA-1958.html 2014-07-08 13:55
1945 Commer Q4 Superpoise 6-8 Ton Street Sprayer
From Scotland with Love (2014)
Agreed Commer Superpoise, definitely not a Bedford. 2014-07-08 13:08
1947 Nuffield Oxford Taxi Series I
From Scotland with Love (2014)
Nuffield Oxford Taxi yes.

Nuffield appears to be good rather than Wolseley which is often agreed to be a 'common mistake'.

As the 'maker' Nuffield already exists it seems right to use it, however it may be that it was only ever intended to be known as the Oxford taxi, as a marque in its own right? I personally dislike the habit of 'maker-less' marques or badges particularly with BMC brands ('Princess' and 'Mini' etc.) but cannot avoid the fact it exists.
2014-07-08 13:01
Danger UXB (1979-??) If I understand the process correctly they even accurately portrayed the progress the army made and the vehicles used.

Initially civilian trucks were used and the officier's own cars. The only army vehicles were motor bikes which were probably already available.
Then small early 15cwt Bedford MWs with soft-tops followed by Bedford OYs as equipment got heavier. Early trucks did not have the red mudguards seen later in the series, as the Austin Utilities were introduced and the officier's cars phased out.

Some of the vehicles used did look a little too well cared for but perhaps they were cleaned (bulled-up) when there was any lull in the action to keep the sappers occupied?
2014-07-08 11:51
Danger UXB (1979-??)
rjluna2 wrote Which truck did they used to rotated the unexploded bomb?


This Bedford was the one used and here the stainless steel cable is being run out in preparation to rotate the aerial mine...

/vehicle_719250-Bedford-OY.html

An actual Aerial mine...

[Image: an_unexploded_parachute_mine_sits_in_a_garden_on_score_lane_childwall_28_november_1940.jpg]
2014-07-08 11:13
Danger UXB (1979-??) Episodes 10 to 13 and series completed.

In 'The Silver Lining' episode 1.05 only the Bedford OY was seen briefly and in 'Dead Letter' episode 1.11 only a single Austin 'Tilly' was seen in the background.

The technical accuracy and detail for a wartime series about bomb disposal is exceptional whilst still being an interesting drama. The drama itself is under-played which is unusual given the subject.
2014-07-07 20:49
1935 Austin Seven Ruby [ARQ]
Danger UXB (1979-??)
Seven, certainly but ?? Ruby or not?

[Image: 1-06_qwe1.jpg]
2014-07-07 20:33
1939 Bedford MW 15cwt
Danger UXB (1979-??)
By the end of the series the Bedford MW had progressed to the fully cabbed version rather than the soft-top with aeroscreens.

Episode 1.12

[Image: 1-12tp_tpep12mw15-53.jpg]
2014-07-07 20:28
Austin Twelve
Danger UXB (1979-??)
[Image: 1-12tp_tpep1245-09austin3.jpg] [Image: 1-12tp_tpep1245-09austin.jpg]

Austin I guess?
2014-07-07 20:09
Bedford QL
Danger UXB (1979-??)
[Image: 1-12tp_tpep12qltruck4.jpg] 2014-07-07 20:04
1945 Humber Super Snipe Mk I
Danger UXB (1979-??)
In the episode here it was intended RN for Royal Navy almost certainly, although the only genuine 'RN' numbers I can find are centred or suffix (12RN123 or 1234RN) and not necessarily wartime numbers.

In a series where the technical accuracy was very high an unusual error?
2014-07-07 19:46
Danger UXB (1979-??) Episodes 5 to 9 completed.

Austin K2? and unknown Civil Defence / WVS mobile canteen in episode 1.06

[Image: 1-06_qwe38-38unknowncomments.jpg] [Image: 1-06_qwe12.jpg]

Unknown yellow car and a tourer in episode 1.09

[Image: 17secstoglory-confirm36-23.jpg]

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2014-07-07 17:36
1951 Bedford KZ Ambulance
Danger UXB (1979-??)
[Image: butterfly2.jpg]

Also in episode 1.07

[Image: ambbedfordkzframed.jpg] [Image: ambbedfordframed.jpg]

Bedford KZ chassis introduced June 1939

1951 Bedford KZ Ambulance JMJ 671

Date of Liability 01 01 1984
Date of First Registration 10 07 1951
Year of Manufacture Not Available
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 4195cc
Fuel Type PETROL
Vehicle Colour WHITE

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2014-07-07 17:31
1933 Bedford WHG 2-Ton Tipper
Danger UXB (1979-??)
The vehicle details for Bedford AKO 977 are:
Date of Liability 01 04 2015
Date of First Registration 12 12 1933
Year of Manufacture 1933
Fuel Type PETROL
Vehicle Colour BLUE
2014-07-07 14:24
Bedford OY
Danger UXB (1979-??)
[Image: epbcoy01-28thumbnail1.jpg] 2014-07-07 14:11
Bedford OX
Every Day Except Christmas (1957)
On the other truck, "S. J. Sinfield Ltd" was a Luton wholesale fruiterer so probably another Bedford? 2014-07-07 14:02
1945 Humber Super Snipe Mk I
Danger UXB (1979-??)
[Image: 17secstoglory-4-46humber2.jpg]

The same or similar car in episode 1.08

[Image: badcompany4.jpg] [Image: badcompany2.jpg]

and episode 1.06

[Image: 1-06_qwe13.jpg] [Image: 1-06_qwe15.jpg]
2014-07-07 13:54
Norton 16H
Danger UXB (1979-??)
[Image: bike_adolph17-20.jpg] [Image: bikeadolph17-12.jpg] 2014-07-07 13:29
1940 Austin Ten Light Utility 'Tilly'
Danger UXB (1979-??)
[Image: butterfly1.jpg] 2014-07-06 20:59
Morris-Commercial CS8
Danger UXB (1979-??)
[Image: i719079.jpg] [Image: 1-06_qwe4.jpg] [Image: mc.1.jpg]

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2014-07-06 19:50
1939 Hillman Minx Phase I
Danger UXB (1979-??)
[Image: 1-06_qwe7.jpg]

Hillman?
2014-07-06 19:38
1935 Talbot AY 35
Danger UXB (1979-??)
[Image: 1-06_qwe9.jpg]

Seen in 'Poirot' and other TV series,

/vehicle_191582-Clement-Talbot-AY-35-1935.html
2014-07-06 19:36
1955 Morris LD 1½-ton Royal Mail
Otley (1968)
Yes it has the Morris grille, its the 1½-ton probably (or 1-ton van) with low roof and single rears. 2014-07-06 15:58
1964 Bedford CAL 15-17cwt Mk3
Any Human Heart (2010)
5 June 1964 Commercial Motor

"Improved forward visibility through a deeper and higher windscreen, the fitting of a new front grille and a restyled instrument cluster are features of the Bedford (CA) 10-12-cwt. and 15-17-cwt. vans announced by Vauxhall Motors Ltd"


Link to "archive.commercialmotor.com"
2014-07-06 13:22
1964 Bedford CAS 10-12cwt Mk3
La ragazza con la pistola (1968)
CAS 10-12cwt 2014-07-06 13:04
1964 Bedford CAL 15-17cwt Mk3
A Fatal Inversion (1992)
CAL Mk.3 from June 1964 by the deep cab window on the far side and Mk.3 hub-cap. 2014-07-06 12:56
1964 Bedford CAL Martin-Walter Utilabrake Bus Mk3
On the Buses (1969-1973)
/vehicle_549278-Bedford-CAL-1964.html 2014-07-06 12:34
1960 Bedford CAS Mk2
Ferry Cross the Mersey (1965)
CAS Mk.2 from September 1959 2014-07-05 21:03
1960 Bedford CAL Mk2
Special Branch (1969-1974)
CAL Mk.2 introduced September 1959

http://archive.commercialmotor.com/page/18th-september-1959/87

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2014-07-05 20:59
1958 Bedford CA Mk1
Xiao jie, xia sheng, shi nai (1967)
1952 CA Mk.1 with wheel-spats removed. 2014-07-05 20:55
1958 Bedford CAZ Smiths Ice Cream van Mk2
Otley (1968)
Same van conversion as here...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/browniebear/5913769866/

The ice cream van conversion being carried out on a chassis/scuttle Bedford CAZ, it appears to be short wheelbase. The short wheelbase being the basis for the pickup I'm not sure that the long wheelbase was made as a CAZ (chassis only).

edit: Body is possibly by Smith's Delivery Vehicles, Ltd. makers also of Smith's Mobile Shops based on Commer/Karrier 1-Ton Ice Cream vans.

[Image: smithscaz.jpg]

Link to "archive.commercialmotor.com"

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2014-07-05 19:53
Marshall 6-Ton Diesel Road Roller
The Long Memory (1953)
By its size and the rather small rear wheels its likely to be a 6 or 7 Ton road roller.

Link to "beamishtransportonline.co.uk"
2014-07-04 20:39
1926 Morris Cowley 'Bullnose'
Downton Abbey (2010-??)
chris40 wrote Morris 'Bullnose', I think an Oxford.
(Edit) /vehicle_541706-Morris-Cowley-1926.html - but I still think it's an Oxford.


Cowley as said previously or an Oxford?...
Registered 'DS 8656'

http://truck-uk.smugmug.com/Cars/MORRIS-MOTORS/i-JMcQScm

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2014-07-04 11:26

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