Seddon Atkinson was a manufacturer of Large Goods Vehicles based in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, but is now owned by IVECO who have used the brand for certain specialised vehicles in the UK.
Seddon Atkinson Vehicles Limited was formed after Atkinson Vehicles Ltd was acquired by Seddon Diesel Vehicles Ltd in 1970. It was then bought in 1974 by American International Harvester, later by Spanish Enasa, and is currently owned by the Italian IVECO company who bought Enasa in 1990.
The model ranges produced are EuroMover, Pacer and Strato, aimed at refuse collection, recycling and construction operators. The range is sold across the UK by a network of distributors, comprising a mix of dedicated Seddon Atkinson dealers and dealers who also sell IVECO models.
Recent Seddon Atkinson vehicles are readily identifiable from other IVECO products because of the company's former Atkinson logo - a large A within a circle, usually in chrome (or chrome-effect) on the radiator grille. The circular Atkinson logo dated from 1937, having largely replaced the 'Knight Of The Road' badge of earlier Atkinsons.
It has a RR sticker on the front. I thought they were all powered by Gardner..??
1972 Atkinson 6x6
This 1972 Atkinson 6x6 started life as a motorway grit spreader/snow plough used on the M6 in the No...