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 Post subject: Boltons (Australia)
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:01 am 
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Boltons 1888-1972 (Bolton and Sons; Boltons Ltd) Perth, Western Australia

Originally building commercial and agricultural wagons, drays, heavy farm equipment, as well as a range of light wagons, gigs and sulkies, Boltons was throughout its life primarily a heavy vehicle body builder, and with the motoring age moved into truck, tram and and bus bodies.

During the 20s and early 30s they also exhibited passenger car coachwork at the annual Show. The car bodies were mostly built on behalf of local importers of chassis for resale in the importers' showrooms, rather than bespoke by individuals.

According to contemporary newspaper reports, they displayed the following models on their annual Royal Show stands:

1916: Ford T torpedo
1925: Hudson, Singer
1926: Fiat, Singer, Standard
1927: Paige; Morris Oxford, Humber 9/20, Morris Cowley, Fiat 509

During WW2 they manufactured munitions, before returning to omnibuses and trolley buses on a variety of chassis, but not motor car bodies.

I have not yet been able to find an authentic picture of a Boltons car body.


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 Post subject: Re: Boltons (Australia)
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:31 am 
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The 1926 Agricultural Show at Claremont Showgrounds in 1926: the combined Boltons and Daniel White stands, showing Boltons range of horse drawn farm vehicles, and light trucks, with the passenger cars under the White banner. It's likely that the Daniel White operation, after it joined Boltons, became the passenger motor car division of Boltons.


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 Post subject: Re: Boltons (Australia)
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:46 am 
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Boltons MG M-type

The car was imported into Western Australia as a rolling chassis in 1933 and bodied with this sporty number. It was used in competition for a short period by the owner, Neil Baird, sitting in the car. The car still exists, but was damaged a garage fire in the 1950s and the body scrapped. With another similar body the car now races in Historic racing in Australia.


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