Papers of Four Wheel Drive Motors Ltd.

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Signed minutes of Board meetings and Annual General Meetings, from the 1st meeting to its reconstitution as A.C.V. Sales Ltd., 1929-1950; share certificates, 1929-1975.

Administrative / Biographical History

Successor to British Four Wheel Drive Tractor-Lorry Company, 1918-20, and the Four Wheel Drive Tractor-Lorry Engineering Co. Ltd., 1920-9. The company was succeeded by ACV Sales.

Reference: Catalogue to the collection


This collection forms part of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Archive (MSS.226).

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

A 30 year closure period applies to the collection.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust in 1984.

Other Finding Aids

A paper catalogue to file level is available in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources. A catalogue to file level is available in electronic format on the Access to Archives (A2A) website at:

An authority record exists for Four Wheel Drive Motors Ltd. (GB 152 AAR2304) and for ACV Sales Ltd. (GB 152 AAR 2289).

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for publication of deposited material or the result of research based on it should be made to the Trust. The Trust reserves all rights to commercial exploitation and commercial publication. Please contact the Centre's staff for further details.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre holds the papers of other companies which form part of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Archive. These include papers of ACV Sales Ltd. at MSS.226/ACV

Technical materials are retained by the BMIHT. Technical enquiries should be made direct to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, Archives and Information Service, Gaydon, Warwickshire.