1949 Commer R741 truck; Rootes Group; 1949; 2015.195


1949 Commer R741 truck

About this object

Year: 1949
Make: Commer
Model: R741
Serial No: 22A5481
Engine Make: Commer
Engine Type: Overhead Valve 6
In3: 290
GVWlbs: 24000
This particular truck was the second seven-ton Commer in Southland. The first was sold to Murray Hobbs of Kapuka.
This one was sold by VTRs to Harry Laurie of Otautau in 1949. He sold it to Norville Forbes of Isla Bank 1959. Jim Robertson bought it in 1980 and semi-restored it. Bill Richardson bought if from him in July 1988.


Rootes Group

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Date Made


Place Made

United Kingdom

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, transport, truck

Named Collection

Bill Richardson Transport World

Credit Line

From the collection of Bill Richardson Transport World

Object Type

Transport, motor vehicle, truck

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