Leyland Octopus 1963 - Information

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Asset Number:
2004 / 1015
Description of item: Truck
Leyland Octopus 1963
Country of Origin:  
Serial No. & Markings:
Engine No. 680-45141 Chassis Type: 121224OE
Vehicle Model: 2401B1963 Chassis No. L01912
Chassis No: 1S23  
Current Status:  
Potential for Full
Restoration In %:
Potential for Cosmetic
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History of Company:
Manufacturers of light, medium and heavyweight vehicles. Leyland Trucks has laid claim to the roads in the UK and the rest of Europe for more than 100 years. Founded in 1896, the US-based PACCAR subsidiary (since 1998) makes about 14,000 heavy-duty trucks each year. Ranging in size from six to 44 tons, Leyland's trucks can be found on roads all over Europe. Leyland also makes trucks for other PACCAR companies, such as DAF, Foden, Kenworth, and Peterbilt.
Brief History:
8 x 4 powered by a Leyland 680 through a 5 speed gearbox with a 8.44 rear axle ratio. Top speed 30mph. Originally purchased by Chapman and Cawder (later AECI). Specified as an explosive transporter. Back body removed, replaced by flat deck. Sandstone Estates recently purchased this truck from Yuri Peila.
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