1955 Seddon 25 truck; Seddon Diesel Vehicles Ltd; 1955; 2015.212


1955 Seddon 25 truck

About this object

Year: 1955
Make: Seddon
Model: 25
Serial No: 20-143
Engine Make: Perkins
Engine Type: 3 Cylinder Diesel
Engine Model: P3
In3: 144
GVWlbs: 6496
This truck was sold new by Invercargill Motors (Joe Paton) to H. A. Scott of Wyndham, who had a rural mail run. Scott used it until 1960 and then kept it in a shed. Bill Richardson bought it it 1993.


Seddon Diesel Vehicles Ltd

Maker Role


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

Object number


Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Hazel Scott 13 Oct 2017 04:19 AM,UTC

My father owned this vehicle and I remember him using it on his Mail-run. He often had to plough thru snow to make it for deliveries, and often the school-bus and other vehiçles would wait till he made a track, so that they could use the road. In those days he carted 44 gallon drums of fuel for the farmers, plus boxes of groceries, and other comodities, as he was a general cartage for the farmers. When my father sold the Mail-run, he kept tbe Seddon and it was propped up on drums, as I understand he had problems to get parts for it. So nice for our family to see it in the Museum, and it brings back many memories of us kids being helpers in dad's truck.

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