Gibbs specialised in building vehicle bodies to meet customers’ specific needs. They bought in the chassis frames and built on a body for a particular purpose, often to the customer’s specification. Lorries used to carry crates of produce to market, for example, had a high front and a slightly inward sloping base to prevent the crates falling off as they only had ropes to secure the load, this being the days before sophisticated modern strapping.
Vehicles were also produced for other trades. Delivery vans, pick-up trucks and flat-bed lorries were regularly built.