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This is a long shot but you never know.

Our interest is in restoring Commers and Hillmans and preserving rare examples where we can. Totally a hobby on our part, no profit, we just love to preserve history.

My youngest is now showing a keen interest too, especially in militaria and wartime vehicles so I want to find a project that both of us can work on and to teach him the skills that I have learnt over the years and something that we can enjoy and be part of such a good scene.

Like I said, its a long shot but I am after a wartime Commer, of any type. Q4, Q2, would very much like a Commer Beetle or anything made by Commer.

Any restoration project considered no matter what condition.

Pm me if you have anything or know of anything.

Thanks,

Kevin.

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On 5/27/2020 at 7:34 PM, Rootes75 said:

This is a long shot but you never know.

Our interest is in restoring Commers and Hillmans and preserving rare examples where we can. Totally a hobby on our part, no profit, we just love to preserve history.

My youngest is now showing a keen interest too, especially in militaria and wartime vehicles so I want to find a project that both of us can work on and to teach him the skills that I have learnt over the years and something that we can enjoy and be part of such a good scene.

Like I said, its a long shot but I am after a wartime Commer, of any type. Q4, Q2, would very much like a Commer Beetle or anything made by Commer.

Any restoration project considered no matter what condition.

Pm me if you have anything or know of anything.

Thanks,

Kevin.

After a bit of thinking I would open my feild out slightly to incorporate the Humber Heavy Utility, I am quite taken by them now.

So, any wartime Commers or Humbers, any condition just let me know. A good home is waiting for the right vehicle.

Kevin

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Just thought I would bump this one up, still on the look out Commer/ Hillman etc.

Interestingly I was chatting to a chap recently who has a 1939 Commer Superpoise tipper tucked away in a barn, its a civilian truck but imagine the work it would have done throughout the war.

Kevin.

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Bumping my wanted ad up again for any wartime Commer / Hillman vehicles languishing away needing restoration??

Have had a couple of post-war leads now but nothing wartime.

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1 hour ago, Tadeo said:

Q4 recently sold in ebay, if you would have known..

Yes, I have seen a couple of 1950's Q4's for sale recently, I am still after the elusive wartime Q2 / Q4 etc

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26 minutes ago, Your Average Joe said:

I remember seeing a Commer in the yard at the Muckleburgh Collection last year. I couldn't say whether it's still for sale, but I don't think there was much interest in it.

Do you know what type and sort of age? Was it for sale from their collection or private?

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Q4. They said it was 1940's, but I'm not sure if early or late, and it had a radio body fitted. The whole thing was quite a rust bucket, I think it was part of the collection, just left to rot away in the open air. I did have a picture of it, but I've perhaps since deleted it.

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I have done a bit of digging and have found a photo of it, its a postwar Q4 like you say.

The photo is on flickr and it looks like its just left out to pasture.

Thanks for the thought.

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34 minutes ago, Richard Farrant said:

Not wartime but about 1949/50, a lovely Commer Q2 15cwt. These are ultra rare, they were supplied with the WW2 pattern 15cwt body, like the Bedford MW.

On Milweb currently   https://www.milweb.net/webvert/a4796/98834

I did see that one Richard, lovely little truck and like you say very rare.

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