Tag: IPv

IPV is a Spanish brand of all-wheel-drive trucks, based in Pontenova, province of Lugo, Spain.
IPV parent company, Mafsa, started in 1965 as a joint-venture of three local automotive workshops which had been during years re-conditioning ex-Spanish Civil War light 4×4 trucks, mostly of Italian OM manufacture, and fitting them with diesel engines.
First Mafsa product was a narrow-width truck, with a very elementary cab and a choice of Barreiros or Perkins engines, specifically designed for North-western Spain logging industry, and nicknamed carroceta.

As Mafsa had no sales network, the carrocetas were only sold from the plant. Nevertheless they were quite successful, and allowed Mafsa to expand into more general purpose 4×4 trucks, which were specially in demand for fire-fighting and construction off-road applications; to appoint a few dealers around Spain and therefore eventually to become a truck maker worthy of the name.
By then the trade mark was Mafsa itself, but in 1972 it was…