1955 Albion Claymore FT27AEN truck; Albion Automotive Ltd; 1955; 2015.178


1955 Albion Claymore FT27AEN truck

About this object

Year: 1955
Make: Albion
Model: Claymore FT27AEN
Serial No: 71713A
Engine Make: Leyland
Engine Type: 4 cylinder diesel
Engine Model: EN218
in3: 234
GVWlbs: 14112
It was originally owned by Durham Cormack, carrier of Geraldine, then it went to a Geraldine farmer. Murray Drake bought it from the farmer and started the restoration. Bill Richardson finished it in December 1991 for Murray's wife Velda. She then gave it to Bill in 1994.
Built from 1954-1958 this model Claymore is one of twenty thought to have been imported to New Zealand. The engine is a 4 cylinder version of the Leyland 350.


Albion Automotive Ltd

Maker Role


Date Made


Place Made

United Kingdom

Inscription and Marks

'Murray Drake Invercargill' written on the front doors

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, transport, truck

Credit Line

From the Collection of Bill Richardson Transport World

Object Type

Transport, motor vehicle, truck

Object number


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Kathleen Russell 04 Jun 2015 01:32 AM,UTC

Just fell upon this and was amazed to read of this truck , Durham Cormack is my late father and ceased his transport in the mid 70 s.Keep up the good work

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