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THIS PAINTING IN OILS ON A 18″×24″ CANVAS IS FOR SALE AT £999. E_MAILmike@transportartist.co.uk FOR DETAILS.

When Great Britain was the workshop of the World a lot of that work was produced in the area roughly between Birmingham and Wolverhampton known as the Black Country and that is where we see this Bristol eight-wheeler of British Road Services loaded with steel bar. The Bristol was especially developed and built for the Nationalised BRS and not available on the open market but usually powered by Leyland’s 9.8 litre diesel mated to a five-speed overdrive gearbox and carried quite a variety of different cabs during its production.

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  • Alexa Pereira
    Alexa Pereiraalmost 4 years ago

    Wow absolutely superb congrats
    Alexa

  • Thanks Alexa, it is always a source of amazement to me that so many ladies like lorries!

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyeralmost 4 years ago

    Nice rare Lorry Mike. Well painted. – Ted

  • Cheers Ted. I went to the War and Peace show by the way and intend to take a stall there next year.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Hertsman
    Hertsmanalmost 4 years ago

    Very nice as usual Mike. I don’t remember many HGV Bristols only the buses.

  • Thanks Hertsman, yes it was the same firm of course. Back in the early seventies I owned a Bristol L, a LLW6B ex-Thames Valley, but loss of my parking space meant it had to go it was FMO 9— and I often wonder if it’s still around.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Hertsman
    Hertsmanalmost 4 years ago

    Was this the one?

    534 (FMO 9) c/n 73059, built 1949. ECW B35R body. Sold to United Welsh as No.534 in 1960. With Sir Lindsay Parkinson & Co, London (contractor) as staff bus in Southend area 1986.

  • Not quite, but its sister, was sold to Western Welsh but I bought it from a coach firm in Poole, Dorset. It had been converted to OMO with a front entrance.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Tania Palermo
    Tania Palermoalmost 4 years ago

    How wonderful! I love the light and the color…there is so much to look at.

  • Thank you Tania , I like your photo of the two trucks.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • wilsonsz
    wilsonszalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome painting Mike, so life like

  • Thanks Wilson, how goes it in the colonies?

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 4 years ago

    Brilliant composition, Mike!

  • Thank you Bela, they were beautiful waggons and a couple of examples are preserved.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • ilpo laurila
    ilpo laurilaalmost 4 years ago

    Great image Mike

  • Thanks Ilpo, finland looks like a lovely country but too cold for me!

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Hertsman
    Hertsmanalmost 4 years ago

    Thanks Mike – did you know this image is featured on the Redbubble Frontpage?

    Well Done

  • Thanks for telling me mate, fame at last!

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Hertsman
    Hertsmanalmost 4 years ago

    Well deserved too

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