In the early 1920s L.V.L. (Light Vehicles Limited) based in Powlett Street, Wolverhampton produced a range of commercial vehicles based on the firm's 25 to 30 cwt. chassis. The company's products were first exhibited at the Glasgow Show in February, 1923, and again at the 1923 Motor Show, at Olympia.

An L.V.L. 25 to 30 cwt. platform lorry.

The Scottish display consisted of a 14-seater coach, and an end-tipping truck, which was sold to the Eagle Engineering Company. At Olympia, three chassis were displayed, two with covered van bodies, and another with a 20-seater coach body. The vehicles attracted a lot of attention, which resulted in several orders.

An L.V.L. 14-seater coach, operated by the Blackadder Motor Company, of Falkirk.

Another view of the 14-seater coach.

The 4-speed gearbox that was used as standard on the 25 to 30 cwt. chassis.

The vehicles were powered by a 20 hp. 4-cylinder, Dorman engine, with a detachable head, and a grilled-tube radiator.

It had pumped lubrication to the main bearings, a gravity-fed Zenith carburettor from the petrol tank on the dashboard, a B.T.H. magneto, an easily removable 4-speed gearbox, and transmission from a Ferodo-faced cone clutch, to a Hardy jointed shaft, and a worm gear on the rear axle.

Both hand and pedal operated brakes were included, with steel brake drums on the rear wheels.

The chassis had a wheelbase of 10 feet, and an overall chassis length of 14 ft. 10 inches.

The back axle, springs, and brake drums that were used on all L.V.L. vehicles.

The 20-seater coach had antique leather upholstery, and stone grey paintwork. The seats were arranged in 4 rows, with doors on the near side, except for a single off side door for the driver. The coach was fitted with a C.A.V. lighting system, and Macintosh N.A.P. tyres. The two vans exhibited at Olympia formed part of an order received from W. D. and H. O. Wills, the cigarette company. One of the vans had painted replicas of Gold Leaf Cigarettes on both sides, whereas the other had a painted representation of Three Castles Cigarettes on each side. The vans were 6 feet high, and were fitted with a Rotax lighting set.

L.V.L. was run by Mr. E. Genna who had wide experience of all forms of road transport. Unfortunately sales were poor, and the firm went into voluntary liquidation in 1926.

An L.V.L. 30 cwt. van.

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