KENEX Coachworks Ltd England UK

Kenex Coachworks Ltd

151 Austin K8CVC - Kenex

Austin K8CVC – Kenex © PM Photogrphy PO Box 157 GH15 9GJ

The Kenex company offered two models which complied with current PSV regulations the Kenebus 12 seater and the Kenecoach for 11 passengers. The Kenebus had longitudinal seats and a bar type separator for the driver’s compartment, while the Kenecoach used transverse seating and had a panelled divider to keep the passengers from bothering the driver. Kenex also offered their own version of the ordinary 12 seater light bus without PSV certificate of fitness, this being the Kenebrake if supplied with upholstered seats, or the Yeoman if fitted with wood slat type seating. From a distance, the Kenex PSV types are distinguishable by their lifeguards, which are made up of solid panels as opposed to the slat type of Martin Walter models.

286 Austin K8CVC - Kenex

286 Austin K8CVC – Kenex © PM Photogrphy PO Box 157 GH15 9GJ

Kenex Offer 12-seat Bus

1950 Austin CXD Kenex C32F originally Fountain, Cowes, IOW on Derrington premises, London Road, Kingston on Thames

1950 Austin CXD Kenex C32F originally Fountain, Cowes, IOW on Derrington premises, London Road, Kingston on Thames

AVAILABLE on the Austin 152. Morris J2 and Thames 15-cwt. chassis, the Kenecoaeh, the latest conversion offered by Kenex Coachwork, Ltd., 54-56 Castle Street, Dover, Kent, is stated to be the only bodywork of its type complying with the requirements of the amended Conditions of Fitness Regulations.

1950 Austin K8 Mini Bus 2199cc S4 OHV a Kenex

1950 Austin K8 Mini Bus 2199cc S4 OHV Kenex

1950 Austin K8 Mini Bus 2199cc S4 OHV a Kenex

children. Specifications include tubular steel luxury seating with Latex foam upholstery, three windows on each side (the rear units having sliding sections), and embossed Kenite interior panel lining.

1950 Austin K8, with a 12-seater Kenex body
1950 Austin K8, with a 12-seater Kenex body

The seating plan provides for a seat next to the driver, two single seats on the near side and two double seats on the offside arranged laterally, and two doublefacing seats at the rear. fixed rear step. al4 The corrugated-steel floor is covered with linoleum, and a fixed step is provided at the rear. A wide range of external colour schemes is available, as well as a choice of upholstery colours.

1950 Kenex Coachworks 32 Seat Austin Coach outside their Eastmead Works, Ashford, Kent. 1950

1950 Kenex Coachworks 32 Seat Austin Coach outside their Eastmead Works, Ashford, Kent

Cost of the conversion is £348 5s. for the Austin and Morris chassis (for which hinged cab doors need to be fitted, and not the sliding type), and £340 for the Thames, making a total of £850 -in each case. Two-colour exterior finish schemes cost £5 extra.

1951 Austin CXB  Kenex FC32F Coach

1951 Austin CXB Kenex FC32F Coach

1951 Cox`s Streamline Austin Kenex

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1951 Kenex C32F bodied Austin CXD

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1952 austin cxd hada kenex c32f body

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1953 Kenex C33F bodied Commer 23A Avenger

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1955 Austin Morris Kenex Van Conversion

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1957-Morris-LD2-Kenex-Micro-Bus-Sales-Brochure

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1957 Kenex Aristocrat Original advert

1957 Kenex Aristocrat Original advert1958 Martin Walter Austin 152 Omnivan Workobus 12 Seater Conversion brochure Aug Kenex

1958 Martin Walter Austin 152 Omnivan Workobus 12 Seater Conversion brochure Aug Kenex

1961 Austin LDO registered 923 MYC, had (I believe) started life in Somerset with Blagdon Lioness Coaches Kenex Conversion 14 seater

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1962 Commer 1500 with a 12 seated Kenex body

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Bedford Martin Walker Kenex a Bedford Martin Walker Kenex

Bedford Martin Walker Kenex

1964 Ford Thames 400E minibus kenex conversion

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1965 Austin K8-CVC with a Kenex C15F body

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Atlas Standard This is a 948 cc Standard Atlas Kenebrake 12 seater built by the Kenex company

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Bedford CA Kenex Brochure 1

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Cox, Maidstone NKL 904 Austin K4CWA - Kenex

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Ford 400 E minibus 12 seater, 6 aside 'head banger' special, drives into a Silver City Bristol freighter  Kenex 12 seater crew bus

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Ford Thames Trader L30B with a Kenex-Martin Walter B21F body

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K8-Kenex National Blood Transfusion Service

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Kenex bodied Austin DRL357 on the Isles of Scilly

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Kenex bodied Austin LD 14-seaters

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Kenex conversion of a Bedford van a

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Kenex conversion of a Bedford van b

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Kenex conversion of a Bedford van

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Kenex conversions ad

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Kenex-converted Commer 12 seater

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Morris J2 Kenex Conversion

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Morris J2 Kenex Plaxton Conversion

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John Thomas HEAVER, coachbuilder nearby Durington England UK

John Thomas HEAVER, coachbuilder nearby Durington England UK

1938 Bedford WTB with Heaver body

1938 Bedford WTB with Heaver body

John Thomas Heaver

was a coachbuilder from Fulham in London who was drafted into the army in 1915 at Bulford Camp in Wiltshire. Demobbed from military service Heaver set himself up in business by 1920 at Bulford road nearby Durington.

1938 Leyland Tiger TS7T-Heaver

1938 Leyland Tiger TS7T-Heaver

Heaver Limited was always a small coachbuilder. It was building on small Bedford or Leyland chassis during the thirty’s supplying both bus and coachbodies for many local oparators and some further a field as well.

1938 Leyland TS7Ds LT25, DUC901, and LT22, CYO194, alongside Regal MV2272 with Heaver body a 1938 Leyland TS7Ds LT25, DUC901, and LT22, CYO194, alongside Regal MV2272 with Heaver body

1938 Leyland TS7Ds LT25, DUC901, and LT22, CYO194, alongside Regal MV2272 with Heaver body

The company moved into full front bodywork on frond engined chassis in the early fifties. It also build a large number of bodies for Guernsey in the mid fifties, many on albion Chassis but the buisiness closed and sold in 1958.

1939 Bedford WTB with a Heaver C25F body

1939 Bedford WTB with a Heaver C25F body

1947 6 wheel Leyland TS7T from 1936 rebodied by Heaver cul804 a

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1947 6 wheel Leyland TS7T from 1936 rebodied by Heaver cul804

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1947 City Coach Commers, C7, LPU690, with Heaver body

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1947 Commer Commando with Perkins P6 engine and Heaver B33F body

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1947 Commer Q4 (P6 engined)Heaver LPU691

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1947 Heaver FC35C bodied Daimler CVD6SD

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1947 Leyland PS2-11 with Heaver B39C body

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1951 Daimler LAD380 was a CVD6SD with Heaver FC40C body

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1953 Albion Heaver B35F. Ex-Guernsey Motors 52

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1954 Albion Victor Heaver B35F 60

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1954 Albion Victor Heaver B35F

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1955 Albion Heaver B35F. Ex-Guernsey Railway 36

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1955 Albion Victor FT39AN with a Heaver B35F

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1955 Daimler D650HS Freeline with a Heaver C41C body

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1955 ex Guernsey Motors Albion Victor-Heaver B35F

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1956 Albion Heaver B35F . Ex-Guernsey Motors 75

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1956 Albion Victor FT39AN with Heaver B35F body

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1956 Albion Victor FT39ANs with Heaver B35F body

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1956 Albion Victor Heaver B35F

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1957 Albion Victor Heaver B35F

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1957 red Albion Victor with Heaver bodywork

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That’s all I could find about Heaver coachbuilders.

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