Article header
Parts
Homepage. This page: Side view of a former Morris army truck in its new civilian guise after WW2.

Post-war view of a Morris CS8 or C4 lorry

Military vehicle experts will probably be able to shed more light on the interesting truck shown below. This 15cwt Morris-Commercial would have started out life during WW2 with the military, and is seen here after being demobbed. It is shown in the colours of Platers (Oldham) Ltd, who were located in Garden St. Plating was their business, with the signwriting advertising their expertise with chromium, nickel, silver, cadmium and copper plating.

Its wartime layout is obvious in this photograph. It still has its original folding roof assembly, and chunky military pattern tyres. I'm not exactly sure which model of 4x2 Morris is shown here, I think it is either a CS8 or later C4, which were broadly similar in appearance, but had different powerplants. The wheels are military, as is the toolbox still fitted beneath the side door. The rear body could be an adaption of an Army body, converted to a new civilian role. More history on this type of Morris can be found on this site (external link).

Wartime Morris lorry

Return to Old Photographs of Cars - Page 4.

Custom Search
www.oldclassiccar.co.uk (C) R. Jones. Content not to be reproduced elsewhere.
Website by ableweb.
Privacy Policy, Cookies & Disclaimers