K2 Lorry

The 2 1/2 ton machine was produced in great numbers between 1939 and 1949, being used widely by coal, timber and builders' merchants.

K2 Lorry

The 2 1/2 ton machine was produced in great numbers between 1939 and 1949, being used widely by coal, timber and builders' merchants.

The 2 1/2 ton machine was produced in great numbers between 1939 and 1949, being used widely by coal, timber and builders' merchants. Built in Austin's BMC Longbridge works in Birmingham, they were known as Birmingham Bedfords due to the similar appearance to the contemporary Bedford "0" series vehicle. It is powered by a 3.5 litre six cylinder petrol engine of 27 RAC horse power. With a maximum speed of 35mph, the Austin K2 was often found working local deliveries. Various bodies were fitted - vans, chained flat beds (for breweries) and even some bus bodies for the smaller operator.

 

The type acquired is a drop-side type, which makes for easy loading, but ensures once full, the load is secure.

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