Holland Coachcraft body of Scotland

Holland Coachcraft body of Scotland

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Roverload

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701 posts

80 months

Wednesday 7th October 2015
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I'm trying to find more information about these vans, ideally I'd like to find one in the flesh, there is very little on the web about them. Anybody got any leads? Many thanks.



Link fixed. Apologies.

Edited by Roverload on Thursday 8th October 19:16

Roy C

4,116 posts

228 months

Wednesday 7th October 2015
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Bad link.

Fantastic deco designs. If Flash Gordon drove a laundry van, he would have bought one from Holland Coachcraft of Govan (moved to Gateshead around 1936/7 and went bust in 1940).

Roverload

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701 posts

80 months

Thursday 8th October 2015
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Link fixed. Sorry about that.

Allan L

414 posts

49 months

Thursday 8th October 2015
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There was even a Dinky toy one:


glasgowrob

2,391 posts

65 months

Thursday 8th October 2015
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Stunning looking thing


fatjon

1,941 posts

157 months

Friday 9th October 2015
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That is a first, a van that has the same effect on me as Kylie's arse!

Gone are the days when someone could be bothered to make a van look that good.

hidetheelephants

14,870 posts

137 months

Friday 9th October 2015
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Someone made a Talbot Lago by Figoni et Falaschi van! In Glasgow! hehe Fantastic!

cahami

1,032 posts

150 months

Sunday 11th October 2015
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wow stunning, you would think that if someone had bought one of those they would have kept it forever.
Never heard of or seen these before great looking vehicle, i want one.

Roverload

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701 posts

80 months

Monday 12th October 2015
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Allan L said:
There was even a Dinky toy one:

I collect these. Don't suppose you have the model number written on the bottom have you?

Still not found any more info on them. Collars of Twickenham had a small army of them, you'd expect someone out there must have one, even if it's rotting away in a barn I need to find it!

hidetheelephants

14,870 posts

137 months

Monday 12th October 2015
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Any clue what the running gear was? Being built in Glasgow I suppose it might be Albion.

Roy C

4,116 posts

228 months

Tuesday 13th October 2015
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I think they began using Albion chassis, but later also made vans using Commer chassis.

Hooli

32,278 posts

144 months

Tuesday 13th October 2015
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Never seen these before but they look amazing.

PH5121

1,621 posts

157 months

Tuesday 13th October 2015
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Roverload said:
I collect these. Don't suppose you have the model number written on the bottom have you?
Sorry to ask a dense question, are you looking for the Dinky model number or the original vehicle model number? The Dinky is model number 31, and I read somewhere the real van was based on an Albion BL119 chassis, although as coach built I am sure there would have been numerous alternative chassis used.




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Edited by PH5121 on Tuesday 13th October 09:29

Roverload

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701 posts

80 months

Tuesday 13th October 2015
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PH5121 said:
Roverload said:
I collect these. Don't suppose you have the model number written on the bottom have you?
Sorry to ask a dense question, are you looking for the Dinky model number or the original vehicle model number? The Dinky is model number 31, and I read somewhere the real van was based on an Albion BL119 chassis, although as coach built I am sure there would have been numerous alternative chassis used.



Edited by PH5121 on Tuesday 13th October 09:07


Edited by PH5121 on Tuesday 13th October 09:29
My question was directed at the dinky model number. The real model number would be handy but the details you've provided for the albion chassis looks like a good place to start! Thanks! I nearly spat out my tea when I saw the valuation for a boxed Dinky 31! If you can find one! Many thanks.

hidetheelephants

14,870 posts

137 months

Saturday 23rd January 2016
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Boredom on a Friday night lead to some idle googling, which lead to some perusal of Commercial Motor's beta online archive, which is buggy but yielded quite a bit of detail. Cutting and pasting got me to these.








Edited by hidetheelephants on Saturday 23 January 17:48

Perseverant

305 posts

55 months

Sunday 24th January 2016
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Well done, everyone here! The little Dinky van is like hen's teeth, but they also made a bus version which is easier to find. I think you can find a copy of the van for fewer bawbees though.

hidetheelephants

14,870 posts

137 months

Sunday 24th January 2016
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A few more cut-and-pastes.








hidetheelephants

14,870 posts

137 months

Friday 28th December 2018
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Holy thread revival! It doesn't appear to be a Holland Coachcraft, but it is a Commer chassis and the shape is vaguely in the streamliner tradition; perhaps one of the coachbuilders that built Coachcraft's designs prewar decided to re-enter the fray postwar but watered down the more extreme/less practical design aspects for prosaic/economic reasons. Whatever the origins, it is a fantastic shape and I agree with the vendor that it's likely unique.

1946 Commer Q25 van




Choppy135

3 posts

2 months

Monday 17th June
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High what do you want to know iv got alot of original designs and info as my great great grandfather owned the company