FROM OUR MOTORING CORRESPONDENT
Michelotti of Turin, designer of the Triumph Herald and Spitfire bodies has turned his talent to heavier vehicles.
He has been employed by Scammell, a member of the Leyland Motor Corporation, to style the cab of their new 24-ton Routeman Mk 11. The first production model of a British heavy lorry to be styled by one of -the world’s leading car designers meets the growing demand for driver comfort and a good-looking external line. Michellotti has given the new truck a wide, low look, with twin headlamps.
The cab, moulded from fire-resistant glass fibre, has a panoramic windscreen, insulation against heat and cold, lockable glove boxes and coat hooks. The Routeman Mk. 11 is an eight- wheeler, fitted with a Leyland diesel engine, giving 150 b.h.p., and has power- assisted steering and air operated brakes on all wheels.