WILLÉME Trucks + Buses France 1923-1970

Logo Willeme

Willème

Willème
Founded 1923
Founder Louis Willeme
Defunct 1970
Products Heavy trucks + buses

Willème was a French truck manufacturer.

History

Willème was founded in 1923 by Louis Willeme, after working for Automobiles Grégoire.

Most were made with Deutz AG engines; some with in-house engines; some with AEC. In the 1960s, Willème also sold rebadged AEC and BMC trucks.

Willème went bankrupt in 1970 and were taken over by PRP (Perez et Raymond), who continued to produce Willème’s TG range of trucks. Eventually, some MOL Trucks were based on Willème designs.

Some Willème heavy-haul trucks are still in service.

Products

Willeme W7A Willème W7 truck

Willème specialised in heavy-haul trucks.

Early models

Willeme DW12AThe DW12A was used as a tank transporter by the French army.

1951 Willeme S10-10-Ton-Truck-Sales-Brochure

1951 Willeme S10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9600-LEMC8G b 1951 Willeme S10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9600-LEMC8G c 1951 Willeme S10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9600-LEMC8G d

1951 Willeme S10-10-Ton-Truck-Sales-Brochure

willeme s10

Post-war trucks: S10, 

Willeme L 10 + Willeme L10 1946 Willeme 10 Ton L10 Truck Brochure French wh1491-DNBMY6

1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5 2 1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5 3 1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5 4 1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5

1945 willeme L10 003 Willeme L10 citerne au 1-50ème (Minitrucks) willeme L10 002. Alerter les modérateurs 1946 willeme l10 Willème L10 1946 willeme L10 001 - clement 1947 Willeme L10 T a 1947 Willeme L10 T Willeme L10 tanker 1950 Willème L10, 6 cyl, 150 cv sous licence Deutz

L10,

willeme R15 TPR115 Onaterparcben Willeme R15-8 from Onatra company under contract with Shell 1945 WILLEME R15 porteur 6x2, 6cyl, 150cv,sous licence deutz immédiatement disponible en 1945, et en 1951 son moteur passe à 165cv Willeme R15 a Willeme R15 sp WILLEME R15 Willeme R15 Tipper 1940 Willeme R-15, 6x6 1948 WILLEME R15 neuf La maison BUTAGAZ 1945 WILLEME R15 6x2 1950's WILLEME R15 sur la RN7 années 50

and R15 10- and 15-ton trucks, with Deutz engines, sold between 1945 and 1953.

ob 3192fe unic-willeme-uw-610-t-requin-5 ob d498fc unic-willeme-uw-610-t-requin 1954 Willeme LD 610. Camion à benne basculante de 1954. Moteur V6. Deux essieux. 19 tons. WILLEME LC 610 Bonifay 1963 Willeme 610 B 1956 Willeme 610 T.75 Dunlop 1956 Willeme 610 2 1956 Willeme 610 T13 Willeme LD 610 saharien SATT Ghardaïa 1956 Willeme LC 610 1956 Willeme LD-610N 1956 Willème LD 610, 6 cyl, 195 cv 1952 Willème LC 610 75 1958 Willème LD 610 T UB, 6 cyl, 195 cv 1957 Willème Tracteur LD 610 T cabine UB voulant dire deux couchette 1955 Willème LD 610 T pinardier 1958 WILLEME LC 610, les rois de la route 1956 WILLEME LD 610, pinardier 6 cyl, 195 cv Trucks WILLEME LC 610T UB, 6 cyl,175 cv Trucks WILLEME LD 610 se croisant sur nos anciennes nationale, avec une PEUGEOT 203 Trucks WILLEME LD 610a Trucks WILLEME LD 610, 6cyl, 175 cv cabine courte, porteur 19 tonnes Trucks WILLEME LD 610 1954 Willeme lc 610 n Belgique 1956 Willeme LD 610 turbo

610

1956 Willeme type RD 615 DN D 1962 Willeme RD 615 DT Convoi Exceptionnel 1958 WILLEME RD 615 DT 6X4 Magnifique 1958 Willème RD 615 cabine Sahara en TP

and 615 series Sold 1961-1965.

1962 Willeme TL101 TL201 35 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv6644 1964 Willeme tl 201

TL

1958 Willeme LD 4x2 11 Ton Diesel Construction Dump Truck Brochure French wv7897 1958 Willeme LD 4x2 13.5-21 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv8233 a 1954 Willeme LD 610. Camion à benne basculante de 1954. Moteur V6. Deux essieux. 19 tons. 1956 WILLEME LD610 toujours de la maison BUTAGAZ et PROPAGAZ a WILLEME LD 201 (France) Willeme LD 610 saharien SATT Ghardaïa WILLEME LD810 1956 Willeme LD-610N 1956 Willème LD 610, 6 cyl, 195 cv 1956 WILLEME LD610 toujours de la maison BUTAGAZ et PROPAGAZ 1964 Willème LD 201 1958 Willème LD 610 T UB, 6 cyl, 195 cv 1957 Willème Tracteur LD 610 T cabine UB voulant dire deux couchette 1964 Willème LD 201 en cabines horizons 1955 Willème LD 610 T pinardier 1964 WILLEME LD 201 1956 WILLEME LD 610, pinardier 6 cyl, 195 cv Trucks WILLEME LD 610 se croisant sur nos anciennes nationale, avec une PEUGEOT 203 Trucks WILLEME LD 610a Trucks WILLEME LD 610, 6cyl, 175 cv cabine courte, porteur 19 tonnes Trucks WILLEME LD 610 1962 Willeme ld 201 1965 Willeme ld 610 t horizon 1956 Willeme ld 61O B 1956 Willeme LD 610 turbo

and LD series

Available with both AEC and Willème engines.

  • The AEC-engined 5741-CG was sold as an 8-wheel heavy wrecker.
  • Some models, such as the W8SA, were also built as oilfield trucks.
  • RD 6×4

Willème-PRP

WILLEME TG 200 (France) ad 1964 Willème le RD 201 avec des moteurs AEC de 200 à240 cv et cabine Cottard a 1964 Willème TD 201 moteur AEC, 6 cyl de 200 cv, cabine horizon un camion 1970 Willeme tg 200 W200, 8×4, 245 tonne gross weight.

The TG 200

1973 Willeme TG200 was an 8×4 heavy-hauler, capable of handling 200 ton loads.

1974 WILLEME TG 250, 8x8 en convoi exceptionnel dans les années 70 With a 450 bhp Cummins KT19 and Clark drivetrain, the 8×8 MOL TG 250 pulls 200 tonnesTG250: 250 tonnes gross weight

  • The Willeme TG 300 5532110604 10d8d7419c b 1972 WILLEME TG 300 was 8×8 capable of hauling up to 1000 tonnes, powered by a Detroit Diesel V16. Some were built by Trabosa.

External links

References

  1. Jump up^ Lecat, Gilbert. Camions Willème, le roi des poids lourds. ETAI. ISBN 978-2-7268-8915-2.
  2. Jump up^ “Gazoline : Camions Willème, le roi des poids lourds”. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  3. Jump up^ “Model Auto Review News”. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  4. Jump up^ “Welcome to the wonderful world of Willeme! Biglorryblog throws out yet another anorak challenge! – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  5. ^ Jump up to:a b c d “Willème”. Archived from the original on July 15, 2007. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  6. Jump up^ “Rare trucks on Biglorryblog from mighty Willmes to awesome Atkinsons! Who can tell us more about them? – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved2012-08-29.
  7. Jump up^ “Willme and MOL. Not a Music Hall act—but another brace of forgotten truck brands rediscovered on Biglorryblog! – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  8. Jump up^ “Hard-working Willeme still hauling in China….who knows more about this heavy hitter asks Biglorryblog? – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved2012-08-29.
  9. Jump up^ “More wonderful Willemes on Biglorryblog…the pictures just keep coming in. – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  10. Jump up^ “Axis History Factbook: Composition of a B1bis battalion (France)”. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  11. Jump up^ “Forget the Willeme wrecker… It’s that mystery jet that Biglorryblog wants identified! – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  12. Jump up^ “Bonneted beauties at the old Brussels and Paris truck shows…Biglorryblog has a black & white nostalgia moment! – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  13. Jump up^ “More on the wonderful Willeme from ‘The Brochure King’ – Where else but on Biglorryblog?! – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  14. Jump up^ “More Willemes and Sisus on Biglorryblog – you can’t beat a good heavy hitter. – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  15. Jump up^ “Wonderful Willeme shot by Mike B…and that’s what I call a restoration says Biglorryblog! – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  16. Jump up^ “More wonderful Willemes on Biglorryblog…the pictures just keep coming in. – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2011-08-29.
  17. Jump up^ “Hard-working Willeme still hauling in China….who knows more about this heavy hitter asks Biglorryblog? – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved2011-08-29.
  18. Jump up^ “Trabosa TBA1 8×8 pictures from cars photos on webshots”. Retrieved 2011-01-03.

1-willeme 2ppiwhz 50-tonne MOL 5066 serie 1930 jonckeere-willeme-b 1935-de-willeme-ragheno-a-403-uit-1935 1936 WILLEME de la célèbre société LA MONDIALE 1936 WILLEME Liberty des années 30 1937 Willeme DW-12A, 6x6 1938 WILLEME 3 (4) 1939 WILLEME Tracteur fait a un exemplaire, 12 cyl, 225 cv. 1939 Willème Tracteur W8 TD pris au Sahara 1940 Willeme R-15, 6x6 1945 WILLEME aprés le conflit de 225 cv pour les Transports exceptionnels au Portugal 1945 willeme L10 003 1945 WILLEME R15 6x2 1945 WILLEME R15 porteur 6x2, 6cyl, 150cv,sous licence deutz immédiatement disponible en 1945, et en 1951 son moteur passe à 165cv 1946 Willeme 10 Ton L10 Truck Brochure French wh1491-DNBMY6 1946 Willème K115, 6 cyl, développait déjà 175 cv 1946 willeme l10 Willème L10 1946 1946-47 Willeme, K-115 F a 1946-47 Willeme, K-115 F 1947 WILLEME 3 (3) 1947 Willeme L10 T a 1947 Willeme L10 T 1948 Willème en Corse EXCEPTIONNEL, si quelqu' un connait l' année de ce six roues 1948 Willème K 115 neuf en six roues en citerne cubique 1948 WILLEME K158 B, moteur 6 cyl, 150 cv j 1948 Willème LC610B 1948 WILLEME R15 neuf La maison BUTAGAZ 1948 WILLEME Tracteur K 115 cabine Doucet 1949 Deze Willeme W200 gebouwd voor het vervoer van transformatoren van Frankrijk naar Portugal. Het bleef bij 1 truck. 1949 Samua Renault Saviem Latil Willeme Truck Brochure wn7545-2DDQUM a 1949 Samua Renault Saviem Latil Willeme Truck Brochure wn7545-2DDQUM b 1949 Samua Renault Saviem Latil Willeme Truck Brochure wn7545-2DDQUM c 1949 Willeme 1 1949 WILLEME DU Truck Eclair 1949 Willème Eclair 1949 Willeme W200 a 1949 Willeme W200 b 1949 Willeme W200 c 1949 Willeme W200 d 1949 Willeme w200 Scari FACE 1949 willeme w200 scari face1b 1949 WILLEME W200 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 a 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 b 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 c 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 d 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 e 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 f 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 g 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 h 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 i 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 j 1950 Willeme 110t 1950 WILLEME K 115 de l' équipe ONATRA citerne cubique 1950 Willème L10, 6 cyl, 150 cv sous licence Deutz 1950's WILLEME R15 sur la RN7 années 50 1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5 1 1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5 2 1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5 3 1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5 4 1951 Willeme S10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9600-LEMC8G a 1951 Willeme S10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9600-LEMC8G b 1951 Willeme S10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9600-LEMC8G c 1951 Willeme S10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9600-LEMC8G d 1951 Willeme S10-10-Ton-Truck-Sales-Brochure a 1951 Willeme S10-10-Ton-Truck-Sales-Brochure b 1951 Willeme S10-10-Ton-Truck-Sales-Brochure c 1952 Willème LC 610 75 1952 Willeme Trekker en oplegger 1953 Willème LD610 34 1953 WILLEME porteur baché, cabine Doucet mais rajout d' un capot des tout nouveaux LC 610 1953 Willeme Type LC610 Tank Dump 6 Ton Diesel Truck Brochure wu5062 1953 Willéme 1953 Willème 1954 Willeme lc 610 n Belgique 1954 Willeme LC610 cette cabine Doucet commençait 1954 Willème LC610Acalsat 1954 Willeme LD 610. Camion à benne basculante. Moteur V6. Deux essieux. 19 tons 1954 Willeme W8 SA Tipper 1955 Willème LD 610 T pinardier 1955 Willème nez de requin 1955 WILLEME Tanker Nez de requin 1956 FRENCH DINKY TOYS WILLEME LOG TRUCK 1956 Willeme (1) 1956 Willeme 3 1956 Willeme 610 2 1956 Willeme 610 T.75 Dunlop 1956 Willeme 610 T13 1956 Willeme b+w 1956 Willeme CG8x4-essais-2 1956 Willeme CG8x4-essais-3 1956 Willeme LC 610 1956 Willeme ld 61O B 1956 Willeme LD 610 turbo 1956 Willème LD 610, 6 cyl, 195 cv 1956 WILLEME LD 610, pinardier 6 cyl, 195 cv 1956 WILLEME LD610 toujours de la maison BUTAGAZ et PROPAGAZ a 1956 WILLEME LD610 toujours de la maison BUTAGAZ et PROPAGAZ 1956 Willeme LD610N 1956 Willeme lumber truck 1956 WILLEME Tanker Nez de requin a 1956 Willeme Tanker 1956 Willeme type RD 615 DN D 1957 Willeme 2 1957 Willème JP DAMM Metz 1957 Willeme LC610 Emergol 1957 Willeme Tanker Rouge 1957 Willème Tracteur LD 610 T cabine UB voulant dire deux couchette 1958 Willeme 35 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv8234 1958 Willeme 35 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv8234a 1958 Willeme 35 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv8234b 1958 Willeme 35 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv8234c 1958 WILLEME LC 610, les rois de la route 1958 Willeme LD 4x2 11 Ton Diesel Construction Dump Truck Brochure French wv7897 1958 Willeme LD 4x2 13.5-21 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv8233 a 1958 Willème LD 610 T UB, 6 cyl, 195 cv 1958 Willème RD 615 cabine Sahara en TP 1958 WILLEME RD 615 DT 6X4 Magnifique 1958 Willeme RD, 6x6 1958 Willeme RD615D 16 Ton Diesel Construction Dump Truck Brochure French wv7896 1959 Proto Michelin-Willème W8 1959 Willeme WR81 1959 France 1960 Willeme 19 Ton Truck Brochure French wu7998 1962 WILLEME 3 (1) Logo Willeme

1962 Willeme BMC C60 C70 C80 3-4 Ton Diesel Truck Brochure French wv8238 1962 Willeme BMC F135 F145 6.5-7.5 Ton Truck Brochure French wv8235 a 1962 Willeme BMC F135 F145 6.5-7.5 Ton Truck Brochure French wv8235 b 1962 Willeme BMC F135 F145 6.5-7.5 Ton Truck Brochure French wv8235 c 1962 Willeme BMC F135 F145 6.5-7.5 Ton Truck Brochure French wv8235 d 1962 Willeme BMC F135 F145 6.5-7.5 Ton Truck Brochure French wv8235 1962 Willeme BMC G150 7.5 Ton Dump Truck Brochure French wv8236 1962 Willeme ld 201 1962 Willéme R 101 H en 6x2 des Trps P.Favier caisse Cottard 1962 Willeme RD 615 DT Convoi Exceptionnel 1962 Willeme TL101 TL201 35 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv6644 1963 BMC Willeme F100 F100S 5 Ton Truck Brochure French wv7899 1963 WILLEME - CG 8X4 - 1963 1963 Willeme 610 B 1963 Willeme BMC G160 8 Ton Diesel Truck Brochure French wv8615 1963 WILLEME Porteur (Cabine Cottard Horizon) 1963 willeme-001 1964 Willème cabine horizon des Trps Venassiers 1964 Willème LD 201 en cabines horizons 1964 WILLEME LD 201 1964 Willème LD 201 1964 Willème le RD 201 avec des moteurs AEC de 200 à240 cv et cabine Cottard a 1964 WILLEME LF 202 1964 Willeme LF marmeth 1964 Willème TD 201 moteur AEC, 6 cyl de 200 cv, cabine horizon un camion 1964 Willeme tl 201 1964 Willeme Trucks 1965 UNIC et WILLEME 1965 Willeme a cabine Avancee 1965 Willème au chargement de la SCREG 1965 Willeme BMC Camion F 100 5 tonnes - Pub papier de 1965 1965 Willeme K301 8-13 Ton Diesel Truck Brochure French wv8231 1965 Willeme ld 610 t horizon 1965 Willème LF 101 42 1966 Willeme (3) 1966 Willeme 590FG03 1966 Willéme-010 1967 Willème a sorti cette cabine en dernier temps c' est à dire 1967 WILLÈME Cottard Cab157903EW15005 1968 Willeme CG, 8x8 1968 Willeme Convoi Exceptionelle 1968 Willeme prp 1969 BMC WILLÈME FG Van 1969 Willème w10 1970 Willeme tg 200 1971 Willeme TG-100, 6x6 1972 WILLEME TG 300 1973 Willeme TG200 1974 WILLEME TG 250, 8x8 en convoi exceptionnel dans les années 70 1975 MOL HFT1066 6x6 Construction Truck 1975 Willéme -012 1979 Willeme Molimpex TG150 180,000KG Factory Photo c3981-M57XD3 1980 MOL Deutz HFT2666 6x6 Construction Truck 2012 Willéme-045 2012 Willéme-046 Camion Willeme Camions Willème a camions willeme pour l exportation Camions Willéme HF 6066 being put through its paces before shipment to China logo w.jpg1. Logo Willeme MOL 70-tonne F 7066 tractor MOL F 6066 oilfield drill pipe carrier MOL HF 4066 MOL HF 6066 tractor and trailer outfit, seen here operating in Tunisia MOL specials include 6×6 and 4×4 soft-terrain oil exploration Buggies, with the option of either articulated chassis-pivot steer or rigid chassis configurations MOL took over the KFM ‘Desert Lion’ oilfield truck project in 1983, re-engineered it as the 800hp TB 800 and today it is still operating in Algeria ob 3192fe unic-willeme-uw-610-t-requin-5 ob d498fc unic-willeme-uw-610-t-requin Prototype of AMX 32 tank transported by Willeme PRP T40A Tidelium at Saumur tank museum This 4-axle MOL ballast tractor is good for towing up to 500 tonnes Tracteur WILLEME (Emblme LIBERTY) Trucks WILLEME LC 610T UB, 6 cyl,175 cv Trucks WILLEME LD 610 se croisant sur nos anciennes nationale, avec une PEUGEOT 203 Trucks WILLEME LD 610, 6cyl, 175 cv cabine courte, porteur 19 tonnes Trucks WILLEME LD 610 Trucks WILLEME LD 610a WILLEME - Google Search Willème 225 WILLÈME 7754 700w Willéme 321794Rotroux2 Willéme 387375img460 Willéme 510690DSC05340Copie Willéme 98422910 Willéme 5790844746 963fb3220d b WILLEME Animal Transport Truck WILLEME Badge Willéme BMC 43413 WILLEME BMC B30 TRUCK SALES BROCHURE FRENCH AUSTIN FG Willeme BMC G 150 Willeme C.G. 8x4 - High Quality Resin KIT a Willeme C.G. 8x4 - High Quality Resin KIT b Willeme C.G. 8x4 - High Quality Resin KIT c Willeme C.G. 8x4 - High Quality Resin KIT d WILLEME CG 8X4 Willeme CG Crane Willeme Combination a Willeme Cottard cab. 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Alerter les modérateurs Willeme L10 citerne au 1-50ème (Minitrucks) Willeme L10 tanker Willeme L10 WILLEME LC 610 Bonifay WILLEME LD 201 (France) Willeme LD 610 saharien SATT Ghardaïa WILLEME LD810 WILLEME LF 202 TH AEC badges Willeme logo a Willeme logo Willème Mol PRP 6898574088 b Willeme Movic Willéme ob ca0e8c7fa14d13a04ab8ea25325bcf47 coll-8 WILLEME of France a Willeme of France willeme plaat Willeme PRP T40A Tidelium Willeme R 101H + R 201 H 26 Tonnes Truck Ad WILLEME R.Baillon Willeme R15 a Willeme R15 sp Willeme R15 Tipper willeme R15 TPR115 Onaterparcben WILLEME R15 Willeme R15-8 from Onatra company under contract with Shell Willeme RD615D of France willeme s10 Willéme screg 10 Willeme Sp Willeme Special WILLEME TG 200 (France) ad Willeme TG 300 5532110604 10d8d7419c b Willeme TG300 Willeme Thomazet Willeme Tracteur D willeme truck 6x6 Willéme trucks ad Willeme Unic WILLEME W6 CDT 6X4 Willeme W7 Willeme W8 6x6 truck WILLEME WG 180 8x4, the first 4 axle tractor with Pelpel cab, here in 1985 Willéme willam11 Willeme WR8 was developed by Michelin in the 1950s to test truck tires Willeme. Zw.trantsport willeme-cg-8x4-2 willeme-cg-8x4-05 willeme-cg-8x4-truck-crane willeme-lc-610-tc-01 willeme-lc-610-tc-04 willeme-w8-01 willeme-w8-02 With a 450 bhp Cummins KT19 and Clark drivetrain, the 8×8 MOL TG 250 pulls 200 tonnes

This is everything I could find about WILLÈME, a fascinational and remarkable French Truck on the World Wide Web. Enjoy the pictures with me, and when you have pictures or info that can make this blog more interesting I will appreciate this. Thanks and enjoy.

Buses GUY Wolverhampton England UK

Buses GUY Wolverhampton England UK

GUY       Guy Motors logo

Guy Motors was a Wolverhampton-based vehicle manufacturer that produced cars, lorries, buses and trolleybuses. The company was founded by Sydney S. Guy (1885-1971) who was born in Kings Heath, Birmingham. Guy Motors operated out of its Fallings Park factory from 1914 to 1982, playing an important role in the development of the British motor industry.

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1953 Guy GS bus built for London Transport1953 Guy GS bus built for London Transport

History

Foundation and the First World War

Sydney S. Guy registered Guy Motors Limited on Saturday 30 May 1914, the same day he departed his position as Works Manager at the Wolverhampton company, Sunbeam. A factory was built on the site at Fallings Park, Wolverhampton. and by September 1914 production was underway on the newly designed 30cwt lorry. This employed a much lighter form of pressed steel frame, unlike the more commonly used heavy rolled steel channel frames of the time. This made the vehicle able to cross difficult terrain and a 14 seat poster bus built based on the design was used for crossing the Scottish Highlands.

Guy's 14 seater bus designed for use in the highlands

1914 Guy’s 14 seater bus designed for use in the highlands

In 1915 Guy came under control of the Ministry of Munitions and production was focused on the war effort. The factory continued to produce 30cwt lorries which were supplied to Britain’s allies in the First World War. They also produced Wasp and Dragonfly radial aircraft engines, Tylor truck engines and Maudslay gearboxes as well as being the country’s largest maker of depth charge fuzes. For their efforts during the war Guy received a commendation from William Weir, Secretary of State for Air. Due to orders from the ministry Guy prospered during the war, expanding its factory and became an established name in British manufacturing.

1920s

The post-war period was difficult for the motor industry as military contracts were cancelled and military vehicles no longer required for service were sold onto the market at low prices. Guy returned to the civilian market, deciding to make luxury cars with a design by RH Rose, also from Sunbeam. They produced the Guy 8-cylinder car, powered by the first British V8 engine and featuring horizontal side valves. Around 25 of these were made and it was joined by a smaller model in 1922 with the 2465 cc four-cylinder 16.9 hp. A cheaper model followed in 1924 with the 1954 cc 13/36 with an engine from Coventry Climax. About 110 of the 4-cylinder models are thought to have been made. Production also continued on vehicles based on the 30cwt chassis such as the Guy charabanc and their major success the 30 seater bus.

In 1924 the company adopted the slogan ‘Feathers in our Cap’ which led to the addition of a Native American mascot to their vehicles. 1924 also saw Guy produce the first ever dropped frame chassis for passenger vehicles (the B-type). This design allowed passengers to enter buses in a single step and became extremely popular, Guy receiving an order for 170 from Rio de Janeiro.

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Growing populations in towns and cities meant larger capacity buses were a necessity, leading Guy to develop a 6-wheeled version of their dropped-frame chassis which allowed for the introduction of the first 6-wheeled double decker buses and 6 wheeled trolleybuses in 1926. Guy double decker buses and trolleybuses would prove popular with a fleet of double deckers sold to the London Public Omnibus Company and exports supplied all around the world. Exports served as a major source of income for Guy with sales to South Africa, Pakistan, India and the Netherlands, their armoured vehicles proving particularly popular for covering difficult terrain with 100 supplied to the Indian government in 1928.

1923 Guy's first military vehicleGuy’s first military vehicle produced in 1923

In 1928 Guy took control of fellow Wolverhampton manufacturer the Star Motor Company, who had seen declining sales throughout the decade, in an attempt to expand their luxury car manufacturing. Under Guy, Star Motors moved to a new factory in Bushbury and the range of vehicles was narrowed to prevent competition against itself. Despite this Star continued to struggle and a loss was made on every car sold. The Wall Street Crash had a crippling effect on industry and the subsequent recession meant Guy could no longer afford to fit out Star’s Bushbury plant and in 1932 the company entered receivership.

Despite performing well throughout the decade, by the end of the 1920s Guy was facing an uncertain future due to the takeover of Star and the Wall Street Crash which had seen share prices fall from one pound to one shilling.

1930s

Guy was able to endure the depression due to orders from the war office and by taking advantage of the 1930 Road Traffic Act which encouraged the development of lighter vehicles. In 1933 the Arab bus chassis, designed for use with diesel engines, was launched and would prove a mainstay of Guy’s success for the next twenty years.

From the mid-1930s, the company became increasingly involved in the British rearmament programme, developing and producing military vehicles. In 1935 Guy submitted their new four wheel Ant armoured car to military trials where it impressed and 150 were ordered by the government. After this success Guy began to concentrate solely on the production of military vehicles and by 1938 Guy relied exclusively on Government contracts and had ended civilian productions. During this time Guy designed a new armoured car, the Quad Ant, which was welded rather than riveted together. This development made armoured vehicles much safer and is reported to have saved the British government £100 million, earning Guy a commendation from the Royal Commission.

1914 Guy Syzygies

1914 Guy Syzygies

1914 Guy Syzygies 2

1914 Guy Syzygies

1914 Guy Syzygies 3

1914 Guy Syzygies

1914 Guy Syzygies 4

1914 Guy Syzygies

1914 Guy's 14 seater bus designed for use in the highlands

1919 Guy Charabanc

1919 Guy Charabanc T-5182

1921 Guy 30-seater bus

1921 Guy 30-seater bus

1921 Guy coaches in Wolverhampton Market place

1921 Guy coaches in Wolverhampton Market place

1922 Guy Promenade Runabout

1922 Guy Promenade Runabout

1924 Guy six-wheelers in Rio de Janeiro

1924 Guy six-wheelers in Rio de Janeiro

1925 Guy first six wheeled pneumatic Trolley Bus

1925 Guy first six wheeled pneumatic Trolley Bus

1925 Guy Motors

1925 Guy Motors

1925 Guy Rio 1925

1925 Guy Rio 1925

1927 Guy 6 wheeled Londonbus

1927 Guy 6 wheeled Londonbus

1927 Guy 26 seater

1927 Guy 26 seater

1927 Guy FBB (chassis number 22257) with a Hall Lewis B32R body

1927 Guy FBB (chassis number 22257) with a Hall Lewis B32R body

1927 Guy Star Flyer

1927 Guy Star Flyer

1928 Guy 6 wheeled double deck long distance sleeper coach

1928 Guy 6 wheeled double deck long distance sleeper coach

1928 Guy BT Dodson DY 4965 in Hastings

1928 Guy BT Dodson DY 4965 in Hastings

1929 Guy phptbyWrK

1929 Guy php

1930 Guy FC of Newcastle Corporation

1930 Guy FC of Newcastle Corporation

1930 Guy Motors

1930 Guy Motors

1930 guy-vixen-05

1930 guy-vixen

1931 Guy 'BTX' Zuid Africa

1931 Guy ‘BTX’ Zuid Africa

1931 Guy Trolleybus op weg naar Japan

1931 Guy Trolleybus op weg naar Japan

1932 Guy Open coach

1932 Guy Open coach

1933 Guy Trolleybus adv1

1933 Guy Trolleybus adv1

1933 Guy

1933 Guy NL

1934 Guy Wolf Guy GR-1157

1934 Guy Wolf Guy GR-1157

1936 Guy Trolleybus  adv

1936 Guy Trolleybus  adv

1937 Guy Arab

1937 Guy Arab

1937 Guy Wolf with Martin body

1937 Guy Wolf with Martin body

1938 Guy Wolf with 20 seat bodywork by Waveney

1938 Guy Wolf with 20 seat bodywork by Waveney

1943 Guy Arab I JUA762 Pickering H30 26R Re bodied ROE H31-25R (2)

1943 Guy Arab I JUA762 Pickering H30 26R Re bodied ROE H31-25R

1943 Guy Arab I JUA762 Pickering H30 26R Re bodied ROE H31-25R

1943 Guy Arab I JUA762 Pickering H30 26R Re bodied ROE H31-25R

1943 Guy Arab II new in 1943 as a double decker, later an open top decker similar to 39

1943 Guy Arab II as a double decker, later an open top decker similar to 39

1946 Guy Arab III with Massey C35F body new to W. Alexander

1946 Guy Arab III with Massey C35F body new to W. Alexander

1946 Guy Arab Massey TSB019

1946 Guy Arab Massey TSB019

1946 Guy Arab Seamer Service

1946 Guy Arab Seamer Service

1946 Guy Arab with Brush B35F body

1946 Guy Arab with Brush B35F body

1946 Guy Vixen Hainje B-22878

1946 Guy Vixen Hainje B-22878 NL

1946 Guy-Arab bus 84 met carrosserie van Verheul. Dienstbus Almelo-Glanerbrug op de weg Borne-Hengelo. Opname verm. 1949.

1946 Guy-Arab bus 84 met carrosserie van Verheul. Dienstbus

1947 Guy Arab (Seida)

1947 Guy Arab (Seida)

1947 Guy Arab III with Duple C35F body

1947 Guy Arab III with Duple C35F body

1947 Guy Arab Verheul NB-34-13

1947 Guy Arab Verheul NB-34-13 NL

1947 Guy first post war Trolley Bus Belfast Corporation

1947 Guy first post war Trolley Bus Belfast Corporation

1947 Guy Gardner 6LW Arab MkIII carr Saunders GTW 30

1947 Guy Gardner 6LW Arab MkIII carr. Saunders GTW 30 NL

1947 Guy Gardner 6LW Arab MkIII carr Saunders-de Schelde GTW 32

1947 Guy Gardner 6LW Arab MkIII carr Saunders-de Schelde GTW 32 NL

1947 Guy Gardner 6LW Arab MkIII carr Saunders-de Schelde GTW 33

1947 Guy Gardner 6LW Arab MkIII carr Saunders-de Schelde GTW 33 NL

1947 Guy Gardner 6LW Arab MkIII carr Saunders-de Schelde GTW 34

1947 Guy Gardner 6LW Arab MkIII carr Saunders-de Schelde GTW 34 NL

1947 Guy Gardner 6LW Arab MkIII carr Saunders-de Schelde GTW 35

1947 Guy Gardner 6LW Arab MkIII carr Saunders-de Schelde GTW 35 NL

1947 Guy Gardner 6LW Arab MkIII carr Saunders-de Schelde GTW 36

1947 Guy Gardner 6LW Arab MkIII carr Saunders-de Schelde GTW 36 NL

1947 Guy Gardner 6LW Arab MkIII carr Saunders-de Schelde GTW 37

1947 Guy Gardner 6LW Arab MkIII carr Saunders-de Schelde GTW 37 NL

1947 Guy Motors of Wolverhampton, Individually built bus advert

1947 Guy Motors of Wolverhampton, Individually built bus advert

1947 Guy Motors of Wolverhampton, Newport buses bus advert

1947 Guy Motors of Wolverhampton, Newport buses bus advert

1947 Guy Motors of Wolverhampton, Southampton Guy Arab bus advert

1947 Guy Motors of Wolverhampton, Southampton Guy Arab bus advert

1947 Guy Saunders Tet 075

1947 Guy Saunders Tet 075 NL

1947 guy-arab-01

1947 guy-arab

1947 Guy-Vixen. Carrosserie Bos(linker bus)

1947 Guy-Vixen. Carrosserie v d Bos(linker bus) NL

1947-52 Guy carr. Den Oudsten NB-21-69

1947-52 Guy carr. Den Oudsten NB-21-69 NL

1947-52 Guy Mk III  NB-01-40

1947-52 Guy Vixen carr. Verheul NB-28-40 NL

1948 Guy Arab 16 Brian Shaw

1948 Guy Arab 16 Brian Shaw

1948 Guy Arab 16

1948 Guy Arab 16

1948 Guy Arab 21 Brian Shaw

1948 Guy Arab 21 Brian Shaw

1948 Guy Arab 37

1948 Guy Arab 37

1948 Guy Arab carr. Verheul NB-28-54

1948 Guy Arab carr. Verheul NB-28-54

1948 Guy Arab Fleet LUT&PC 22

1948 Guy Arab Fleet LUT&PC 22

1948 Guy Arab Fleet of Maidstone Corporation Transport Department 26

1948 Guy Arab Fleet of Maidstone Corporation Transport Department 26

1948 Guy Arab Fleet of Newport Corporation Transport 24

1948 Guy Arab Fleet of Newport Corporation Transport 24

1948 Guy Arab Glasgow Corporation Transport Fleet 23

1948 Guy Arab Glasgow Corporation Transport Fleet 23

1948 Guy Arab I 136

1948 Guy Arab I 136

1948 Guy Arab III with an MCW 35 seat body

1948 Guy Arab III with an MCW 35 seat body

1948 Guy Arab III with MCW 35 seat rear entrance body.

1948 Guy Arab III with MCW 35 seat rear entrance body.

1948 Guy Arab IV African Transport Limited Kenya 30

1948 Guy Arab IV African Transport Limited Kenya 30

1948 Guy Arab Mark IV Hong Kong China Bus Company Limeted 34

1948 Guy Arab Mark IV Hong Kong China Bus Company Limeted 34

1948 Guy Arab Mark IV South Africa 35

1948 Guy Arab Mark IV South Africa 35 Greyhound

1948 Guy Arab Mark IV Southdown Motor services Limeted 32

1948 Guy Arab Mark IV Southdown Motor services Limited 32

1948 Guy Arab Mk III 19 6 1957 Verheul 1948 TET 88 E-45960

1948 Guy Arab Mk III 19 6 1957 Verheul 1948 TET 88 E-45960 NL

1948 Guy Arab MkIII, Gardner 6LW, carr. Verheul GTW 320

1948 Guy Arab MkIII, Gardner 6LW, carr. Verheul GTW 320 NL

1948 Guy Arab MkIII, Gardner 6LW, carr. Verheul GTW 324

1948 Guy Arab MkIII, Gardner 6LW, carr. Verheul GTW 321 NL

1948 Guy Arab MkIII, Gardner 6LW, carr. Verheul GTW 328

1948 Guy Arab MkIII, Gardner 6LW, carr. Verheul GTW 324 NL

1948 Guy Arab MkIII, Gardner 6LW, carr. Verheul GTW

1948 Guy Arab MkIII, Gardner 6LW, carr. Verheul GTW 328 NL

1948 Guy Arab MkIII, Gardner 6LW, carr. Verheul GTW 321

1948 Guy Arab MkIII, Gardner 6LW, carr. Verheul GTW NL

1948 Guy Arab Single decker 2

1948 Guy Arab Single decker 2

1948 Guy Arab single decker vehicle5

1948 Guy Arab single decker vehicle

1948 Guy Arab Single Decker

1948 Guy Arab Single Decker

1948 Guy Gardner 6LW Arab MkIII carr Verheul GTW 39

1948 Guy Gardner 6LW Arab MkIII carr Verheul GTW 39 NL

1948 Guy met Verheul carr. uit de serie 82 tm 84 uit 1948  werd in 1953 verbouwd . De achterkant is verheul en front is _

1948 Guy met Verheul carr. uit de serie 82 tm 84 uit 1948  werd in 1953 verbouwd . De achterkant is verheul NL

1948 Guy Otters were never common and ones with Alexander bodywork rarer still

1948 Guy Otters were never common and ones with Alexander bodywork rarer still

1948 Guy Vixen  coach

1948 Guy Vixen  coach

1948 Guy Wolf chassis carries a Barnard body

1948 Guy Wolf chassis carries a Barnard body

1948 Guy-Arab met carrosserie Saunders (Engeland)

1948 Guy-Arab met carrosserie Saunders  NL

1948 guy-arab-03

1948 guy-arab dd

1948 guy-arab-04

1948 guy-arab 440

1948 guy-arab-06

1948 guy-arab 440

1948 guy-arab-08

1948 guy-arab dd

1948 Guy-bus 23 erachter Crossley- Scheldebus 20 (NS 1065) op 12 september 1948 vliegveld Beek en EBAD

1948 Guy-bus 23 erachter Crossley- Scheldebus 20 (NS 1065) op 12 september 1948 vliegveld Beek en EBAD NL

1948 The Arab Mark IV, Guy's most successful bus design

1948 The Arab Mark IV, Guy’s most successful bus design

1948 The Sunbeam Double-Decker Trolleybus

1948 The Sunbeam Double-Decker Trolleybus

1949 burlingham guy coach rmJWX126

1949 burlingham guy coach

1949 Guy Arab III 6LW with Park Royal H30-26R body

1949 Guy Arab III 6LW with Park Royal H30-26R body

1949 Guy Arab III, fleet number 10 (KTC 615)

1949 Guy Arab III, fleet number 10 (KTC 615)

1950 Guy Arab III-Harkness Coachworks B31F (may be B30F now) 286, MZ7384

1949 Guy Arab IV

1950 Guy Arab Mark IV

1949 Guy Arab IV

1950 Guy Arab Mk III

1950-guy-arab-mk-iii

1949 Guy Arab MK 5

1949 Guy Arab MK 5

1949 Guy Arab MKIII Gardner 6 LW carr Hainje GTW 329

1949 Guy Arab MKIII Gardner 6 LW carr Hainje GTW 329 NL

1949 Guy Arab IV

1949 Guy Arab MK 5

1949 Guy ArabIII-Brislington BusWorks

1949 Guy ArabIII-Brislington Bus Works

1949 Guy Motors

1949 Guy Motors adv.

1949 Guy Vixen carrosserie Den Oudsten

1949 Guy Vixen carrosserie Den Oudsten NL

1949 guy-arab-07

1949 guy-arab

1949-53 Guy-Jongman NB-56-18

1949-53 Guy-carr. Jongman NB-56-18 NL

1950 Guy Arab III with Guy B33R bodywork

1950 Guy Arab III with Guy B33R bodywork

1950 Guy Arab III-Harkness Coachworks B31F (may be B30F now) 286, MZ7384

1950 Guy Arab III-Harkness Coachworks B31F (may be B30F now) 286, MZ7384

1950 Guy Arab III-Harkness

1950 Guy Arab III-Harkness

1950 Guy Arab Mark IV

1950 Guy Arab Mark IV

1950 Guy Arab MK IV South Africa 37

1950 Guy Arab MK IV South Africa 37

1950 Guy Arab UF with Guy B40F body (using Park Royal framework)

1950 Guy Arab UF with Guy B40F body (using Park Royal framework)

1950 Guy Arab V double deck bus

1950 Guy Arab V double deck bus

1950 Guy Motors

1950 Guy Motors

1950 Guy Vixen Overland Firms 59

1950 Guy Vixen Overland Firms 59

1950 Guy Vixen

1950 Guy Vixen NL

1950 guy-arab-02

1950 guy-arab

1950 guy-arab-05

1950 guy-arab

1950 Guy-Vixen

1950 Guy-Vixen NL

1951 Guy Arab III with a Windover C33F body

1951 Guy Arab III with a Windover C33F body

1951 Guy Arab III with rare Roe coach body

1951 Guy Arab III with rare Roe coach body

1951 Guy Arab III with unusual Roe coach body

1951 Guy Arab III with unusual Roe coach body

1951 Guy Arab UF fitted from new with a preselector gearbox and carried a Guy B40F body.

1951 Guy Arab UF fitted from new with a preselector gearbox and carried a Guy B40F body.