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Bedford Car History

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The first years of existence, the brand Bedford linked to famous iron foundry and engineering company Vauxhall, based in the middle of the last century, in London's Vauxhall.


In 1905 she moved to the city of Luton, Bedfordshire, where she began to produce cars. In difficult times for the company's 20-ies.


GM has long intended to create a foothold in the UK for the invasion of the European market, the company became interested in Vauxhall and in 1925 made her its British affiliate.


Plans for consolidation in the European market and also covered trucks sector. Activity in this area began with the import to the UK truck Chevrolet, and in the late 20s. factory in Hendon began their assembly.


By this time in the British car design was increasingly felt the impact of internal cooperation among the members of GM, including the European branch. Opel and partially owned Japanese company Isuzu.

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