By Luke White
A close friend has purchased an old delivery truck from the 1950s for restoration, upon closer inspection it appears to be an ex Harris Lebus vehicle.
We are trying to get this truck back to the original condition and livery as used by its first owner which seems to be Harris Lebus Ltd. We discovered this from a piece of paper with some driver instructions stuck to the inside of the cab.
We would appreciate anyone who can give us information regarding original look of this truck, we want it period correct, or if anybody has any further information regarding the Harris Lebus fleet from the 1950s.
Update from 9 October 2019:
So far we’ve pulled the head off the engine that’s now been sent off to be skimmed and have new valves cut into it, hopefully it’ll be back by the end of the week and back together over the weekend to see if it’ll start – fingers crossed!
We’ll keep you updated on our progress.
Further transport related articles have previously been submitted and can be accessed from the following links:
Driving for Lebus
Harris Lebus on wheels
Lebus after Tottenham