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.
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
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
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
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
1957 Kenex Aristocrat Original advert
1958 Martin Walter Austin 152 Omnivan Workobus 12 Seater Conversion brochure Aug Kenex
Bedford Martin Walker Kenex
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