what make/year is this vehicle

My mate has just sent me this photo - can anyone identify it please? He's trying to impress the guy who sent it
to him with his extensive knowledge of old vehicles :


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It looks like an Austin K2 - see below. The main characteristics match, inc. the air louvres.
Edit - year - late 30s (someone who knows more will refine I hope).

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Not sure about it being a Blitz - apart from thinking it a K2, German trucks tended not to be fitted with deep tread mil pattern tyres - there are exceptions to this of course.
 
Think youre right - it looked a bit off for a blitz** - but couldnt think of what else matched, ruled out K2 on the cab windows - but of course ww2 army ambulance doesnt reflect all

**Headlamp for starters but i thought perhaps early model or owner fit
 

Joker62

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Think youre right - it looked a bit off for a blitz** - but couldnt think of what else matched, ruled out K2 on the cab windows - but of course ww2 army ambulance doesnt reflect all

**Headlamp for starters but i thought perhaps early model or owner fit
Good point about the Ambulance - K2/Y - a boxier-looking cab for a start.
 
Pic of K2 has different mirror struts, and can't pick out the double wheels on rear axle.

Happy to be shot down on either/both.

Registration any help ?


gtd619 is an ebay user, selling Haynes guide, so maybe an auto freak.
 
Pic of K2 has different mirror struts, and can't pick out the double wheels on rear axle.

Happy to be shot down on either/both.

Registration any help ?
There were K2s with double wheels on the rear axle. Fair point re. the mirrors.
Happy to be corrected also.
 

RBMK

War Hero
Bonnet side louvres are wrong for a Blitz. The Blitz had a row of sloping vertical slots along the top edge.
Definitely a K2. You can tell by the front grille with 2 vertical bars and the bonnet side vents.
I lightened the photo.
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Date somewhere around 1944-5 as later ones had a different grille with vertical centre and horizontal outer slats on the front.
 

RBMK

War Hero
Added:
The number of vents on the side of the bonnet varied as did detail on the front grille.
Military ones mostly had the headlights on the front wings, civilian ones generally had them on the sides of the bonnet (as above)
K2/Y IIRC had split opening driver's windscreen
 
And registered in Lancashire, I think.
 
Thanks very much for the replies, folks - strangely enough after I'd posted the photo my mate came back with Austin K2.

So it's probably a K2 then :)
 
My mate has just sent me this photo - can anyone identify it please? He's trying to impress the guy who sent it
to him with his extensive knowledge of old vehicles :


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Stick this in the truck porn thread, you'll get (probably) chapter and verse on this truck.
 

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