TAKING THE ROUGH WITH THE SMOOTH
The AEC Model (O)853 Matador and the Model (O)854
The AEC Matador Story by Steve Richards
The Matador is undoubtedly is one of the great trucks, but – until now – I’m not aware of much in the way of published material beyond occasional magazine features.
Steve Richards, the author of this work, has jumped in to fill the gap, and what an excellent job he has made of it. While admitting it is not a definitive work, Steve covers the O853 4x4 and O854 6x6 variants as well as touching upon a wealth of other material relevant to the Matador’s history. In addition, the book is nicely designed and profusely illustrated with a mixture of fascinating archive material and full-colour photos of restored examples, both military and civilian.
Classic Military Vehicles April 2010
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