Richard Warner, Biglorryblog's esteemed parts sales & marketing chum at DAF Trucks UK has sent in these little gems and says: "Hi Brian, I was approached this week to supply some rear lamps for a 1954 Leyland Comet rigid that was being restored out in Malaga, Spain. As you would expect, we had them in stock through our DAF/TRP parts division! http://www.trptruckandtrailerparts.com/ The owners have now ordered through the DAF dealer in Malaga, so I thought you would like to see the finished article..."
Richard continues: "I've since received some more pictures of a 1968 Pegaso Comet also being restored by the same company. The owners are fruit suppliers based in Spain, so both trucks I assume were used for transporting their 'fruity' products in days gone by! It seems a good job has been made of keeping these classics going! Regards, Richard. "And what a cracking pair too... Now click through here to see more of them...
And here it is in all its glory!
Nice bodywork too.
Shot of the back of the Pegaso...
And some interior shots too.
Love the quilting...
That long thing sticking up is the gear lever... And thanks Richard, great story!
STORY UPDATE 14TH AUGUST 2009 from Biglorryblog
I've just ahd this e-mail sent to me by Charlie Davey
In regards to your story "Spanish Leyland Comets and Pegasos. Naturally DAF/TRP has the parts for the Comet!" (http://static.commercialmotor.com/big-lorry-blog/2009/07/-richardwarner-biglorryblogs-e.html) you write in the article "As you would expect, we had them in stock through our DAF/TRP parts division! The owners have now ordered through the DAF dealer in Malaga, so I thought you would like to see the finished article".
Would it be possible to link to the official new look DAF TRP website? (http://www.trptruckandtrailerparts.com/)
I am a big fan of your blog and we see plenty of traffic to our other websites we look after i.e. DAF Dealership sites and the Stobart sites. I find it amazing you keep being asked for stobart fleet lists.
Thank you for your time
Charlie Davey Digital Manager