1932 Ford BB truck; Ford Motor Company; 1932; 2015.122


1932 Ford BB truck

About this object

Year: 1932
Make: Ford
Model: BB
Engine Make: Ford
Engine Type: Side Valve 4
Capacity: 3.3L
It is thought this truck was bought new by Hawarden Garage & Transport and inherited by Mr Yorston (who bought Hawarden Garage & Transport in 1946). He used it as a school bus (the body sat on a flat deck). He then sold it in 1952 to J. L. Smellie, a local farmer, who used it as a farm truck until he gave it to the Hawarden Volunteer Fire Brigade in 1958, who used it as a water tanker. They sold it in 1968 to G. T. Newton, another local farmer who then sold it back to the Yorstons in 1976. They put a bus type body on the deck for the centennial of the Hawarden School and after the parade it sat in their shed until Bill Richardson bought it in April 1997.


Ford Motor Company

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Date Made


Place Made

United States of America

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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