First Bedford models WHG-WLG also WHB-WLB (Bus)
WS and VYC (Van) also ASYC and ASXC light vans
WT (WHT-WLG) 3 ton chassis
WTB ( Bus Chassis) also WS and VYC updated
HC Van (6/8 cwt) introduced Later became PC (10/12 cwt)
K-M-O series introduced, also OB (Bus Chassis).
Also JC Van and Military MW series introduced.
- saw civilian production cease of most models, to resume after WWll
- saw Redesigned K-M-O series for Military use (OX - OY)
- also saw the four wheel drive QL introduced for Military use.
Vauxhall designed the Churchill Tank
- CA Van/ Light commercial introduced, Replacing PC Van
- S Type (Big Bedford ) introduced
- Later, Four Wheel drive RL version introduced,( basis of Green Goddess)
- SB bus chassis. Later known as NFM (Petrol) / NJM (Diesel)
K-M-O series production ceased. A Type introduced.
- A Type became D type
- C series coach chassis introduced (shortened chassis based on S type for 29 seater bodies e.g. Duple Super Vista), replaced by VAS
- Forward control C-type 4, 5 and 6 ton trucks introduced in 1957. Very similar in appearance to the S-type Big Bedfords using the same cab with a new chrome surround to the grille.
TK replaced S Type also J Type replaced D Type
VAS Coach Chassis Introduced later became PJK
VAL Coach Chassis introduced
HA van introduced
VAM Coach Chassis introduced
KM series introduced
- CA replaced by CF
- RL replaced by TK cabbed M Type.
YRQ Coach Chassis replaced VAM
- YRT Coach Chassis replaced VAL
- KB Pickup introduced (Badge engineered Isuzu) later became Brava
TM Series introduced
- YRT Became YMT with 500 series engine
- YRQ Became YLQ with 500 series engine
Chevanne light van introduced
Experimental JJL coach chassis (Only 4 produced + 1 prototype)
YNT Coach Chassis introduced
TL introduced (Some TK models continued alongside for a time)
- YNV Coach Chassis introduced.(Ventura with Air Suspension)
- YLQ Became YMP (as Q designation was not allowed!)
Production of Bedford Trucks ceases.
Truck business sold to AWD Ltd which continued TL and Military TK based trucks for a time.
The remains of the Bedford assets were transferred to Marshalls of Cambridge who continued to produce Bedford Trucks for a while primarily for the ministry but a few civilian models were produced.
The Bedford name lived on for a short time on the Astravan, CF Van and finally the Rascal and Midi before later being rebadged as Vauxhalls.