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THIS PAINTING IN OILS ON A 18″×24″ CANVAS BOARD IS FOR SALE AT £999. E-MAIL mike@transportartist.co.uk FOR DETAILS.

In the immediate post WW II era the British manufacturing industry’s main priority was the export market to help with the balance of payments crisis resulting from the cost of liberating Europe from the Third Reich. Long waiting lists for new vehicles for domestic hauliers meant that ex-WD vehicles like this 1943 Leyland Hippo were an attractive alternative. Here, the ever resourceful Oliver Hart has added a second steering axle to make a maximum capacity eight-wheel tipper.

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  • carboneye
    carboneyeover 2 years ago

    Interesting piece of history about the way in which war has influenced the transport industry and a very competent painting.

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 2 years ago

    What would the haulage industry, post war, have done without ex-WD vehicles? Excellent Mike. – Ted

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 2 years ago

    Excellent!! . . .

  • James J. Ravenel, III
    James J. Raven...over 2 years ago

    Beautiful work, Mike. Funny thing, my wife’s grandfathers name was Oliver Hart.

  • Could it be the same bloke I wonder, Oliver was quite a character being a top Speedway rider in his day.

    – Mike Jeffries

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 2 years ago

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