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1. 1950s' Commer Superpoise.

This photo was taken at the corner of St Lukes St in Manchester, sometime during the 1950s. Two cars are in shot, a rare Mk2 Consul estate (VNE 90), and a 100E Ford Prefect (PKU 617). The small lorry is of interest too - a Commer chassis & cab, fitted with a coachbuilt van body for a firm called Hunter's. A small oval window is set into the Commer's rear van sides, with what looks like three gents in hunting attire sat at a table, ready to eat. Does anyone remember Hunter's, or what they produced? The van's registration is OKF 798, a Liverpool series first used in July 1953.
A 1950s Commer van
Here's a closer look at the Commer, with the driver sat behind the wheel. Fitted with single rear wheels only, it suggests a lightweight version of the popular Superpoise range, perhaps 2 ton.
A Commer Superpoise belonging to a firm called Hunter's

2. A coachbuilt Superpoise.

My thanks to Stephen now, and his website, for the following photograph. The lorry, another example of Commer's Superpoise range, was photographed after being bodied by Creasey's Motor Bodies, of Knebworth, as a laundry van. Commers were once a common sight on Britain's road, as the commercial vehicle arm of the once-mighty Rootes Group, parent company to vehicle makers Hillman, Humber, and several others, including Commer. The overall shape of the coachwork isn't too dissimilar to that on my own, ex-Forte's, Superpoise, although the Creasey's van retains the factory front doors, unlike mine.
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Commer van
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