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Guy Big J Blue Circle Cement. by Mike Jeffries

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THIS PAINTING IS SOLD BUT YOU TOO CAN COMMISSION MIKE TO PAINT YOUR VERY OWN ORIGINAL OF YOUR FAVOURITE VEHICLE, A SOUND INVESTMENT FROM WHOM MANY REGARD AS BRITAIN�S LEADING TRANSPORT ARTIST. JUST E-MAIL mike@transportartist.co.uk

Although a most successful company with record sales of its heavy lorry Invincible range Guy Motors, Wolverhampton got into financial difficulties because of its South African enterprise and escalating warranty costs on the unfortunate Wulfrunian bus project which led to the purchase of the firm by Jaguar cars in 1961.

The replacement for the Invincible was the Big J which proved to be a competitively priced and a reliable best seller at home and overseas so things looked rosy again for the dedicated and skilled workforce at Fallings Road, Wolverhampton but a sell out to British Leyland by Jaguar in 1966 sealed the fate of Guy Motors.

Despite a full order book for eighteen months ahead the Guy plant was closed by its parent British Leyland in 1982………..
an act of criminal folly by the arrogant management at Leyland to kill off competition to its inferior product.

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Ex footplateman, soldier, lorry driver, bus driver who lives in the past.

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Comments

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 5 years ago

    I remember this lorry Mike and alsothe company delivering cement. Great rendering of this wagon and the good old days of “Hand-ball” deliveries. – Ted

  • Thanks Ted, yeah that’s what kept us fit in those days!

    – Mike Jeffries

  • PhotogeniquE IPA
    PhotogeniquE IPAover 5 years ago

    British Leyland…. what a pig’s ear of a company. In my opinion all that was wrong with British motor manufacturing is summed up in those two words.

  • I know, I worked at Rover, Solihull in the late sixties and saw it all first hand, both management and unions were to blame but in the end the management have to take responsibility for policy.

    – Mike Jeffries

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