Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

Memories of the Royal Naval School, Malta, 1947 - 1978.


Batman breadmobile

circa 1980? Anyone remember this?

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admin   [Feb 01, 2019 at 08:26 PM]
It was registered 22095 and subsequently K-2095. In April 1958 a 1-ton Bedford MW truck was purchased from the Army. It had chassis number MW4193, and was fitted with Bedford engine number 112214. In October 1959 an application was made to scrap the existing body and to build a new body to sell bread.
In September 1960 permission was granted to convert the vehicle from a truck to a closed van. The exam document at the same time gives the engine number as now being MW43828, and the authorised payload as being ¾ ton. The bodywork was probably built by a bus bodybuilder. In July 1968 a Perkins engine (number 3R253844) was fitted. In April 1980 local chassis number CHMP2655D80 was punched, and by November 1980 new registration K-2056 had been allocated. In December 1983 an application was made to convert the vehicle into a minibus, but it is not known if this ever happened (probably not). In October 1991 it was declared garaged. In 2011 it was believed to still exist tucked away in a garage (since confirmed ).

Info thanks to Richard Stedall of the Malta Bus Archive.

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