|Chassis Number: ||David McMullan |
In November 2010 one of the founders of Crayford called into visit me and
look at my two Crayford models.
Crayford Auto Developments Ltd was an English coachbuilding operation based
in Westerham, Kent, England, and was founded in 1962 by David McMullan and
Jeffrey Smith. In 1987 Smith was killed in a motoring incident, and shortly
afterward McMullan sold the firm. The company still exists, under different
Crayford Special Vehicles Ltd, and produces the Argo range of ATVs.
Crayford converted Mercedes-Benz cars during the years 1969 to 1980.
It was great to speak with the man behind the idea to produce Mercedes-Benz
wagons when there was no such option available directly from Mercedes-Benz.
His inspection of both vechiles confirmed that my 280SEL was indeed
converted here in Australia using a kit sent out from the UK and that my
450SEL was converted at his factory in the UK.
Unfortunatly it was pouring rain when he visted so pictures witht he cars
was a little tricky..