Metal and tube polisher Farrelly's took such a shine to a Mercedes-Benz Antos demonstrator that it has made one its new flagship vehicle.
The Wednesbury based group, whose clients include Louis Vuitton and the O2 Arena, said it was so taken by the appearance of a demonstrator shown by dealer Midlands Truck & Van that they replicated it when ordering its new 18-tonner.
It shares the same ClassicSpace S-Cab in metallic grey paint with optional colour-coded bumpers and external sun visor.
“We’d invited quotations from several manufacturers’ agents but some didn’t even bother to respond. Midlands Truck & Van were certainly the only ones who took the time and trouble to come and see us,” explained general manager Steve Finnegan.
The company’s 30,000ft2 factory has five overhead cranes which ensure easy loading and unloading of products. The new truck is now making collections and deliveries, predominantly within the West Midlands region.
It has a 5800mm wheelbase – the eighth longest of the 11 available for the 18-tonne Antos range – and is fitted with a 26ft dropside body by Fred Smith & Sons, of West Bromwich.
By David Craik