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In the 1980s domestically-produced vehicles still outnumbered imports in most fleets. A total of 147 vehicles with D-prefix registrations were added to what we now call the Central Fleet in 1986/1987, and the vast majority were from either Ford or Vauxhall/Bedford. A sign of things to come was the leasing of four Peugeot 504 pick-up trucks, the first from this French manufacturer. A further 20 or so Peugeots were leased over the following five years (mainly 504s but also four 205 vans) but it was not until the late 2000s that Peugeot became a 'routine' supplier of central fleet vehicles. Three of the initial four Peugeots were allocated to bus garages, with oddity 3486P going to Cleaning Services. Taken into stock in January 1987, it was photographed leaving the Bollo Lane entrance of Chiswick Works on 19th February 1987. The only lettering carried is the fleetnumber (plus tyre pressure markings), while it will be noted that the vehicle was operating with an open back (as were the three bus garage vehicles). When photographed again in 1988 it had been given a 'hard-top' cover.
Photo ID: 7337
Photo date: 19/02/1987 Size: Regular
Date added: 25/11/2022