Stonefield Vehicles Ltd, Cumnock, Ayrshire. STONEFIELD was founded by the late Jim McKelvie, who was instrumental in launching Volvo commercial vehicles in Great Britain. One of the vehicles is a pickup using the Ferguson fourwheel-drivetransmission system and a three litre (183cuin) Ford V6 petrol engine.

1974: Stonefield Vehicles of Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland created a new off-road vehicle with load capacities in the 1.5 to 3 ton range. The Stonefield is a forward-control (cab-over) 4x4 or 6x4 with a space-frame chassis.
Stonefield Vehicles of Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland began in 1974. The aim was to produce a new off-road vehicle with load capacities in the 1.5 to 3 ton range, with the military very much in mind, and topping the 1-ton LandRover 101.
Notable design features were the forward control (cab-over) design, space-frame chassis for rigidity, full-time four wheel drive with a centre differential with automatic lock, and the use of automatic gearboxes as standard.
The choice of engines was between the Ford V6 petrol engine (101), as fitted to cars such as the Ford Granada, driving a Ford C3 3-speed automatic gearbox, and a Chrysler 318-1 V8 (110) driving an A727 3-speed automatic gearbox.
The Stonefield 6x4, with a lazy axle, had increased load carrying capacity for applications such as fire tenders.
The company went on to be called Stonefield Holdings and was later taken over by Gomde, and then closed in the early 1990s.
Stonefield Vehicles Ltd, Cumnock, Ayrshire. STONEFIELD was founded by the late Jim McKelvie, who was instrumental in launching Volvo commercial vehicles in Great Britain. One of the vehicles is a pickup using the Ferguson fourwheel-drivetransmission system and a three litre (183cuin) Ford V6 petrol engine. Stonefield P3000 4x4 and P5000 6x4.
Back in the early 1970s, in the west of Scotland, Stonefield Vehicles was formed. Their aim was to produce a new off-road vehicle with load capacities in the 1.5 to 3 ton range, with the military very much in mind, slotting between the 1-ton Land Rover, and the 4 ton Bedford trucks then in service.
The concept came from Jim McKelvie of Scottish haulier McKelvie Transport and later Ailsa Trucks (Volvo) fame, who got Norman Watson to do the chassis design work on the project. Designers at Jensen were tasked with the cab design.
The company got their name from the fact that the vehicle was originally designed and tested at the former premises of Stonefield Laundry in Paisley. There were marked similarities between the chassis construction of the Stonefield and the Ailsa Double Deck bus, also designed by Norman Watson.
Featuring a forward control (cab-over-engine) design, space-frame chassis for rigidity, full-time four wheel drive, a centre differential with automatic lock, and the use of automatic gearboxes as standard, The Stonefield was a formidable off-road vehicle. The choice of engines was between the Ford 3 litre V6 petrol engine (as fitted to cars such as the Ford Granada), with the Ford C3 3-speed automatic gearbox and a Chrysler 318-1 V8, with the Chrysler A727 3-speed automatic gearbox. The Stonefield 6x4, with an un-driven third axle, had increased load carrying capacity for applications such as fire tenders.
Unfortunately McKelvie took ill and died before his brainchild fully matured and the business, which by 1974 had re-located to Cumnock in Ayrshire for production, was taken over by the Scottish Developement Agency, whom it is alleged, mishandled the running and eventual disposal of the company. The company went on to be called Stonefield Holdings and was later taken over by Gomba, who took the design to Asia and thus Stonefield went into receivership in the early 1990s.
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