The company was founded by Sydney S. Guy (1885-1971) who was born in Kings Heath, Birmingham. Guy Motors operated out of its Fallings Park factory from 1914 to 1982, playing an important role in the development of the British motor industry.
| Shortly after the start of the war, production of the ‘Ant’ and ‘Quad Ant’ range moved to Karrier . Guy did however, produce some armoured bodies. 21 Guy ‘Lizard’ armoured command vehicles were produced in the factory, as were several 4x4 universal gun carriers.
In 1930 Guy introduced the 'Warrior' 4-wheeled chassis, powered by a Gardner diesel engine, and the 6-wheeled 'Goliath', a development of the 'Warrior'. Both had driven rear axles, and 8 speed gear boxes. The 'Goliath' could accommodate a 22 ft. long body, and carry a 12 ton load.
The development of the all-important Guy military vehicles continued with the launch of 6-wheel and 8-wheel driven vehicles which could go almost anywhere, even across a 6 ft. wide trench, without falling into it.
The four-wheel drive version (Quad-Ant) was launched in 1938 , initially as field artillery tractor. Most of the production vehicles had the beetle-neck body style that it shared with the Morris-Commercial C8.In 1943 the GS version arrived.
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