Rutland was a brand name used Manton Motors of Croydon, Motor Traction Ltd and Waggon Rutland of New Addington. The Company was fouded by Frank Manton. Various vehicle models were badged as Rutland, Manton and MTN depending on the market. They were produced between 1947 and 1957. They build vehicle from q 1 ton van upto large 4 axle trucks using components from makers such as AEC & Perkins.
In 1954 The Rutland Clipper a 30ft coach chassis was introduced. This 41-seater coach was sold to West Kent Motors. In 1955 two more examples were built.
Most of the companies models had bird related names.
Model range Edit
- Rutland M4 2 ton van
- Rutland Toucan 5/6 ton
- Rutland Albatross 6/7 ton
- Rutland Stuka 7 ton
- Rutland Eagle 7 ton
very few examples are known to survive of this low volume produced.
- a van bodied example is a rare example that can be out seen on the vintage show circuit. (photo above)