This is a Whitby Morrison which I spotted in Central Pennsylvania. This is a rather unusual ice cream truck, about two-thirds the size of a Ford F-150. Considering the fact that an ice-cream man would need to spend a whole day in it trying to attract kids selling ice-cream, it does not sound comfortable.
Possibly based on the Ford Transit (feel free to correct me here), this truck is manufactured by a small company in Crewe, England, that makes two hundred trucks a year for the world market. Below is a seven minute video showing how these trucks are made. The whole production process is rather impressive, down to the graphics being hand painted on.
The video has all the hallmarks of a good British documentary. It’s calming and relaxing and will leave you feeling a bit more tired, right until you hear the strange song with the line “lazy like the white man in the long summer’s sun.” Oh, the true oddness of the British documentary.
Are you in the market for a nice used Whitby Morrison? Looks nice and inexpensive because of its small size doesn’t it? The cost of used Whitby Morrisons ranges in price from 15,000 to 60,000 British Pounds, which is like 300,000 US Dollars. This begs the question, how much money do these ice-cream people make?