BRIEF HISTORY of DENNIS continued
During the 1950s, Dennis concentrated its efforts more on buses and municipal vehicles, and Dennis’s truck sales fell, and
towards the end of 1960, its truck sale was no longer proving solid. The Dennis Municipal and fire vehicles were again the company’s leading sellers. But the sales volume was not enough to cope with the loss of truck sales. After a few years of financial
difficulties. Hester Group acquired Dennis Bros in 1972, owned by Yorkshire Vehicles and Eagle Engineering, both specialising in municipal bodywork.
The Historical Commercial Vehicle Society 40th Annual
London to Brighton Run. Official program says
C85 BXD 123 – 1935 Dennis 45 – 50 cwt tanker lorry – This vehicle was built for shell Mex and BP limited. This tanker has a cab built by the operators and a 700-gallon Thompson brothers tank; used until 1952, it was retained and repainted but has never been rebuilt. It is displayed in its pre-war livery.
Entered by BP Oil Ltd of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire