Roger from Kent sent me this picture of his IIA. In his own words – “I have a series 2A 1-Ton which I bought as a wreck and have replaced the chassis with a new galvanised one from Richards chassis and done a fairly comprehensive restoration and its back on the road now. Its chassis number is 22900156H and is tax free. I think it was built with a Safari type body for Kent County Council Highways department, then sold to a local recovery firm who converted it into a pick-up and added a Harvey-Frost recovery crane. They never registered it in their name (trade plates, no need for MOT on a recovery truck) so officially I am the second owner. It left the factory grey, was painted bright yellow, then gold with white signwriting. The gold has now faded to brown. I will be repainting it sometime but have not made my mind up yet. I intend to put the mounting plates for the Harvey-Frost back so I can put it back when needed, though its not a five minute job to put it on.”
Above photo by Richard Garner.