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2000 Dennis Elite

2000 Dennis Elite in There's Only One Jimmy Grimble, Movie, 2000 IMDB

Class: Trucks, Simple truck — Model origin: UK

2000 Dennis Elite

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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G-MANN UK

2014-01-20 13:47

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Is the numberplate ever visible? (it's at the top, here's it's obstructed)

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AleX_DJ AT

2014-01-20 13:53

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Unfortunately it isn't, it's always obstructed...

JCB UK

2014-01-20 14:48

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Dennis Elite , the last hope of British truck making :)

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chris40 UK

2014-01-20 14:51

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zodiac SE

2014-01-20 14:59

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I'd imagine it's a Dennis Elite TI like here http://maltabuses.piwigo.com/picture?/7481 .

Possibly with a Geesink conversion http://www.classicrefusetrucks.com/archive/news0110.html .

When searching I typed in 'Dennis bin truck' and got Usama BIN Laden as a suggestion. Not my intentional answer, but rather funny...

AleX_DJ AT

2014-01-20 15:01

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:lol:

Raul1983 FI

2014-01-20 15:26

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Wow, Dennis still makes trucks. I didn't know that. Forgive me my ignorance but are there any other British trucks currently made? Seddon is gone I think.

AleX_DJ AT

2014-01-20 15:28

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there's LDV selling Chinese-sourced LCVs from SAIC-Maxus

JCB UK

2014-01-20 15:39

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Yes Dennis still make trucks AFIK , may be the only British name British built truck left ?
They do not make fire appliances anymore which is a great shame.

Dennis coaches ( seperate company ) are also still made in Guildford.

The Leyland Trucks Ltd factory in Leyland assembles (quote) the DAF CF range .
From their website-

'DAF LF 'International truck of the Year 2002'. Designed, developed and assembled at Leyland, the LF is a series of distribution trucks in the 6 to 21 tonnes GVW weight segments and compliments the heavier models in the DAF range, the CF and XF.'

http://www.leylandtrucksltd.co.uk/contact.asp

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Raul1983 FI

2014-01-20 15:53

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It seems ERF name was discontinued in 2007 and Seddon-Atkinson somewhere around 2005-2006.

JCB UK

2014-01-20 16:02

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Yes ERF and Foden ( closed 2006 ) the last two mainstream British name trucks on the road , they can still be seen in use but dissapearing fast .
Seddon-Atkinson latterly only made refuse trucks and I think these were imported and re-badged

Dennis Eagle website -

http://www.dennis-eagle.co.uk/elite2

Alexander Dennis buses and coaches website-

http://www.alexander-dennis.com/

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zodiac SE

2014-01-20 16:32

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@dsl:
Am I right if I'd say Albion still makes chassis parts, or something similar, at Clydebank. I seem to remember having seen something like that when I was exploring Glasgow with surroundings back in 2003.

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JCB UK

2014-01-20 16:34

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Yes they make axles AFIK

zodiac SE

2014-01-20 16:35

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For what company (brand)?

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zodiac SE

2014-01-21 10:07

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Here're a few more pictures of Dennis Elite TI's http://www.flickr.com/photos/didbygraham/1195781817/ (with later front wings), http://www.flickr.com/photos/ragtag04/412999529/ , http://www.flickr.com/photos/23137045@N00/6505083365/ and another one with similar conversion http://www.flickr.com/photos/67638741@N00/2613263760/ .


Especially this one http://www.flickr.com/photos/22041090@N02/9902075403/ .

Years made: 1992 (introduction of first 'low entry cab') until replaced by Phoenix 2 in 2001.

I'm not entirely sure about what to call them, Dennis Eagle, Dennis Elite, Dennis Eagle Elite, Dennis Eagle Phoenix 1 or Dennis Eagle Elite Phoenix 1?


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JCB UK

2014-01-21 16:20

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I'd stick with Dennis and as this is 2000 a Dennis Elite.

JCB UK

2014-01-21 16:29

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Heres a bit about Albion , written in 1998 but interesting ( to me anyway ! ) :)

Albion was created five years ago by a management buy-out team and has broadened its customer base beyond its core business with Leyland Trucks, DAF Trucks and LDV (vans), acquiring new contracts with Perkins (Caterpillar), Rover, Rolls-Royce, Volvo and Renault VI. American Axle & Manufacturing was formed in 1994 when Dauch and two investors purchased assets and facilities from General Motors that had previously comprised GM's driveline, propeller shaft and forging unit. American Axle & Manufacturing has been focused on growing its core GM business while expanding its sales to OEMs such as Ford, Mercedes Benz, Isuzu and others. Today, AAM does business with seven OEMs and more than a dozen other customers.

"Incorporating Albion into AAM means that, in one stroke, we acquire new capabilities -- in particular, a proven track record in international market development," said Mike Straney, AAM's new Vice President-Europe, who has established a business office in Glasgow, Scotland, within the Albion Automotive site on South Street, Scotstoun.

In meetings today with Albion employees, Straney and Albion Chief Executive Jim Hastie explained that Albion will be maintained as an independent operating unit of AAM with its three manufacturing facilities in Scotstoun (Glasgow), Spurrier (Lancashire) and Farington (Lancashire). Hastie will continue in his leadership role as Albion Chief Executive, reporting to Straney.

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Trollface EE

2014-01-21 20:22

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Shelvoke&Drewry

zodiac SE

2014-01-22 21:20

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@JCB:
Thank you for the information. It seems the plant was closer to the city centre than I remember. I recall taking the comuter train to the Singer halt (station?), became interested why it had the name of a sewing machine, and found out about the huge quantities of machines having been made there, and the beautiful clock. Also that someone told me about the Albion works, and the reminiscents of it, making me walking around investigating.

@Trollface:
The HGV is most definitely not a Shelvoke&Drewry but a Dennis http://www.flickr.com/photos/22041090@N02/9902075403/ . The Shelvoke&Drewry's (SD) stopped being made in the early 90's and soon disappeared, apart from a few fire engines. Their last effort looked like this http://www.classicrefusetrucks.com/albums/SD/SD6.html which doesn't look the same. Please have a look at the door handles, the curvature of the side window behind the door, the door mirrors and a lot of other details.
The only SD I've seen in the reality (as far as I know) is one at Madeira Drive in Brighton after the Commercial London to Brighton run in 2002. But I've seen many Dennis.

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dsl SX

2014-01-22 22:12

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zodiac wrote @dsl: ....

Sorry - only just spotted this flag, but can't give you anything useful anyway. JCB's way ahead of my knowledge level which is much more car-based ....

ingo DE

2015-03-03 20:23

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JCB wrote Dennis Elite , the last hope of British truck making :)

Actually the only origin UK-truck, you can see nowadays in GB.

Sandie SX

2015-03-03 20:26

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Don't Dennis just do Bin Lorries and bus chassis these days?

DAF still have a large factory at Leyland and use Cummins engines made in Darlington.

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