1935 Dennis 45 – 50 cwt tanker lorry


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

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