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The Bedford M series
Bedford M series
is a commercial vehicle chassis, the first variants of which were made in 1939 by Bedford. It is a normal control 4-wheel chassis designed to carry loads of 2-3 tons. There were two wheelbase lengths offered—10' 0" or 11' 11" -- and each was fitted with the standard 6-cylinder 27.34 hp petrol engine. A 4-speed gearbox with single dry plate clutch delivered power to a floating rear axle with spiral bevel final drive. Brakes were Lockheed hydraulic type and servo assisted operating on all four wheels.

Contents

1 Variants

1.1 Lorry 1.2 Bus

2 External links

Variants[edit] Lorry[edit] Seven variants of the M series chassis were offered. Their designations were:

MS - short (10'0") wheelbase

MSZ : chassis only MSC : chassis and cab MSD : dropside lorry MST : end tipper

ML - long (11'11") wheelbase

MLZ : chassis only MLC : chassis and cab MLD : dropside lorry

Bus[edit] In the years between the deletion of the WHB small bus in the mid 1930s and the introduction of the Bedford CA
Bedford CA
the limited 12-16 seat bus market demand was met by examples of the M Series, either MLC or MLZ, Plaxton
Plaxton
converted some of the latter to forward control in the 1950s using the same scaled down Consort body as fitted to similar Austin or Karrier
Karrier
bases, whilst an MLC converted to a 12-seat school bus by Lee Motors for Dorset County Council survives in preservation. External links[edit]

The Bedford Truck Legend Register

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Current

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Discontinued

Acadian (1962–1971) Alpheon
Alpheon
(2010-2015) Asüna
Asüna
(1992–1995) Beaumont (1966–1969) Bedford (1930–1986) Cartercar
Cartercar
(1905–1915) Daewoo (1982–2011) Elmore (1893–1912) Envoy (1959–1970) GM Diesel (1938-2000) Geo (1989–1997) Hummer
Hummer
(1992–2010) LaSalle (1927–1940) Marquette (1929–1930) McLaughlin (1918–1942) Oakland (1907–1931) Oldsmobile
Oldsmobile
(1897–2004) Passport (1988–1991) Pontiac
Pontiac
(1926–2010) Ranger (1968–1976) Rainier (1905–1911) Saturn (1985–2010) Scripps-Booth
Scripps-Booth
(1913–1923) Sheridan (1920–1921) Statesman (1971–1984) Viking (1929–1931) Yellow Coach (1925–1943)

Former

Lotus (1986–1993) Saab (1989–2010) Opel
Opel
(1929–2017) Vauxhall (1925–2017)

Shareholdings and joint ventures

Current

Baojun1 Jie Fang (50%) Ravon (25%) Wuling1

Former

Fiat (2000–2005; up to 20%) Isuzu Motors
Isuzu Motors
(c.1971–2006; up to 49%) Subaru
Subaru
(c.1999–2006; 20%) Suzuki
Suzuki
(1985–2008; up to 15%) PSA Peugeot Citroën
PSA Peugeot Citroën
(2012-2013; up to 7%) UzDaewoo (1992-2015; up to 50%)

1Marques of SAIC-GM-Wuling
SAIC-GM-Wuling
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