We are attempting to build up a register of surviving Manchester and Willys Overland Crossley trucks; the list below is of the trucks we know of in existence if you have details of any other survivors please let us know. 

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1927 Overland 20-25cwt YT5350 restored by John Fowler of Manchester in 1975. It was acquired by Malcolm Barker of North Luffenham in 2008 and has been restored by Colin Borley having become derelict in recent years. The vehicle had been fitted with a Morris engine when first preserved; but has now been re-united with the original power unit, which has been reconditioned. Overland 
(Photograph courtesy of 
Colin Borley)
 
Overland 20-25cwt, purchased by John Stockdale in 2016, this vehicle now lives within 1/2 mile of HL4911. At one time owned by Dutton's Brewery in Lancashire, the registration number OBJ 1 had been applied for advertising purposes; referring to the slogan on their beer bottles "Oh Be Joyful". It was subsequently given an age related registration number BF5653.

OBJ1

 

OBJ1

 

20-25cwt model A9, chassis no. MT10288, engine no. 54096 owned by Kevin Armstrong in Australia. Manchester A9 
(Photograph courtesy of 
Kevin Armstrong)
20-25cwt model A1, chassis no. MT10553 in the Canary Islands. Manchester A1 
(Photograph courtesy of 
John Wilkinson)
Remains of 20-25cwt model A1, chassis no. MT10683 in Tasmania as spotted by Brian Jefferson. Manchester A1 
(Photograph courtesy of 
Brian Jefferson)
Our B1 tipping truck. Chassis no. MT11387

Manchester B1

 

A B1 chassis retrieved from Scotland. Chassis no. MT11505 Note that the rear axle has been replaced with one from an early Bedford.

Manchester B1

 

Model B1 of 1929, registration DX7800, chassis no. MT11811 at the Ipswich Transport Museum. Manchester B1 
(Photograph courtesy of 
Derek Rayner)
Model B1, chassis no. MT11833, engine no. 48991 in the Canary Islands owned by Fibrotech. Manchester B1 Fibrotech 
(Photograph courtesy of 
aldanrover)
Model B1, chassis no. not known, engine no. 51122 in the Canary Islands. This is the second left hand drive Manchester I have heard about. Details supplied by Alberto Guersi. Manchester B1 Alberto Guersi 
(Photograph courtesy of 
Alberto Guersi)

Manchester B1 Alberto Guersi

 

B1 registration UX3937, chassis no. not known, owned by Graham Galliers of Shrewsbury. Manchester B1 
(Photograph courtesy of 
Albert Smith)
B1 in the Grubb Shaft Gold Mine Museum, Tasmania. Chassis no. not known. Manchester B1 
(Photograph courtesy of 
Tim Keenan)
Believed to be a Model B1 converted to a superphosphate spreader in Victoria, Australia. superphosphate spreader 
(Photograph courtesy of 
M Lemmey)
Model B1 registration VO3141. Bought by Harry Pilkington, coal merchant of Sutton on Trent from Brooks Motor Co. in 1929. This wagon was fitted with a tipping gear and worked until the mid to late 1950s. In the mid 1960s it was sold to Walter Woodthorpe of Boston Dock for publicity purposes. It was found in a state of disrepair at Rush Green Motors in 1970 by Henry Stocks, a long distance lorry driver for Richards & Osborne Ltd, Fraddon, Cornwall. The Manchester was purchased by Richards & Osborne, and restored by Henry (known affectionately by everyone as Harr) and made the 1st of many rally appearances in 1972. In 1996 it was sold to John Vincent, of Fraddon, Cornwall. It was later owned by Mr Vercoe and was purchased by John Marshall of Sutton on Trent in 2015. It now resides not far from its original place of work. Manchester B1 
(Photograph courtesy of 
Alan Stocks)
Model B1 registration NM2945, chassis no. MT13395. Manchester B1 
(Photograph courtesy of 
Nick Pyle)
B4 model, chassis no. MT13424, which I believe is the same as a B1 but with a lower ratio differential gear giving higher road speeds.

Manchester B4

 

Model LBX4 19 seat bus, chassis no. MT30274. This amazing survivor is the first left hand drive Manchester I had heard about. It is still owned by the original owners The Vidago Palace Hotel, Portugal and is under restoration for transporting guests. LBX bus 
(Photograph courtesy of
Jose Costa)
Model BX 2 tonner registration WH3947, chassis no. MT30582, owned by Lynch Trucks, Accrington. Manchester BX Lynch Trucks 
(Photograph courtesy of 
Chris Payne)

If you have any further questions or information on this subject, please feel free to contact Michael Walters