Bedford VAM

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Bedford VAM
Cooks Bedford VAM5 - Duple Bella Venture NRO 149D c 1975.jpg
Duple bodied Bedford VAM5 in 1975
Manufacturer Bedford
Production 1965
Body and chassis
Doors 1-2
Floor type Step entrance
Engine Bedford 300cu petrol
Bedford 360cu diesel
Bedford 466cu diesel
Bedford 500cu diesel
Leyland 0.400
Successor Bedford Y series

The Bedford VAM was a bus chassis manufactured by Bedford from 1965.


In August 1965, Bedford commenced production a new front-entrance coach chassis.[1][2][3]

The VAM came with a number of engine options:

  • VAM3 - Bedford 300cu petrol engine
  • VAM5 - Bedford 330cu diesel engine
  • VAM14 - Leyland 400cu diesel engine
  • VAM70 - Bedford 466cu diesel engine
  • VAM75 - Bedford 500cu diesel engine, also known as BLP2

The Bedford VAM was sold extensively in the United Kingdom, as well as in export markets including Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.


  1. ^ New medium-capacity PSV Chassis from Bedford Commercial Motor 18 June 1965
  2. ^ New Bedford chassis-contd Commercial Motor 18 June 1965
  3. ^ VAM Production Begins Commercial Motor 20 August 1965