The first motor van manufactured in Britain was delivered to the South Wales Motor Car & Cycle Co


Saturday 2nd January 1897

The first motor van manufactured in Britain was delivered to the South Wales Motor Car & Cycle Co. Ltd of Cardiff, having made a journey of 150 miles under its own steam from Chiswick. Built by Thornycroft in Hogarth Lane, Chiswick, it was a chain-driven 1.5-ton steam vehicle. The journey to Wales took over 5 hours.


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