One of the latest truck releases from customised promotional model vehicle specialists, Search Impex, is a 1:87 scale DAF XF105 Super Space (6×2) and 3 axle, curtain trailer customised in Denby Transport’s livery. The models, with die cast metal cabs and trailers, are sure to lend some weight to an already well known name!
Lincoln based Denby Transport is a long established haulage business with roots which can be traced back to the 1920’s and to founder, Bill Denby, Grandfather of the present (and third generation) Managing Director, Peter Denby. Having slowly and steadily built up a successful road transport company with a solid reputation, the business, along with many other haulage companies, found itself caught up in post war Government policy and was nationalised in 1949. As a result of this, Bill Denby took the opportunity to pursue other business interests and leave the transport industry. Denationalisation of transport started in 1954 and it was some seven years later, finding the lure of trucks too powerful, that Bill opted to re-enter the industry. With the original Denby Transport trucks having long since gone to other homes, he purchased another small haulage company and once again set about building up the business, this time together with his son, Richard. Over the next 50 years, with input and effort from three generations of the same family, Denby Transport has grown into today’s impressive operation. With around 50 tractor units (a mix of DAF & Volvo) and more than 140 trailers, including curtain, double deck, stepframe and probably the largest fleet of ramped flats in the Anglo-French market, the business undertakes a variety of general haulage work, but specialises particularly in the transport of agricultural and industrial machinery. The DAF XF105 Super Space 6×2 truck is the latest addition to the fleet – and a further seven of the DAF units will be joining later this year.
Produced exclusively for Search Impex by WSI Collectibles, the model is priced at £23 (incl VAT & UK postage) and only a small number of models are available to collectors. For details of availability of this and other models, collectors can visit the Search Impex website at www.search-impex.co.uk or call them on 01332 873 555