Out on a film set

Out on a film set

For all Morris J type Vans, Morris JB vans and (BMC 50's vehicles)Torque! e-mail fiftiesvehicles@mail.com. The copyright of any photograph on this blog-site will remain with its owner. No infringement intended.

Friday, 20 September 2013

For Sale a pair of shockers..

For sale a pair of NEW old stock Armstrong shock absorbers for the REAR of our J vans.
They will fit J vans from Chassis number 17745, they are six inch stroke and fitted with the correct Morris / BMC rubber bushes in each end. (being held in with blue tape).
Price £42 the pair plus postage, Royal Mail 1st class £13.35 (they weigh 2.35kgs) or I can do next day courier for £6.00 but the package would have to be signed for.
Contact Fiftiesvehicles@mail.com
Well done to the people that noticed the location of the JB van in the last couple of header pictures on this blog.
At the filming location of the golfing section of GOLDFINGER.



Goodwood 2013,
Photo by Chris Stanley CCMV group.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Then and now pictures.

Having had a god response to the period picture at the top of the blog, the most common question was where and when was it taken. I was sent the web image by a friend as it features a nice J van in an unusual colour scheme of "all one colour" and bucked the trend for black wings as so many other firms had at the time.

So I purchased a print of the photograph, the details are, picture taken August 1952 and is Princes Street Edinburgh but I'm not sure where along the street it was taken.
Looking at street view in Google I cannot locate the correct junction, mind you so many old building have gone.
It might be at the junction with South Bridge but I'm not sure, anyone know?
Now Charlie, one for you.
A nice 1930 shot of Stratford Ontario,
 From Google street view, the garage has changed use but the house on the left is still there.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Friday, 6 September 2013

An Austin 101 for sale and NOT on e-bay.

A rather nice Austin 101 is for sale, follow this link to the Morris Leslie auction site.
http://www6.amstock.co.uk/morrisleslie/StockDetail.aspx?lot=507&regno=PWH920&sale=1575







Registered on 10 March 1960 in Bolton, early history unknown.

A list of chassis number and registration dates.

J/R 010 10/1949--J/R 649 1949--J/R 755 1/1950--J/R 1061 12/1949--J/R 1102 12/1949--J/L 1518 1950--J/R 1612 03/1950--J/L 2935 1951--J/R 4491 11/1950--J/R 6050 12/1950--J/R 6187 1/1951--J/R 10916 12/1951--J/R 10972 1/1952--J/R 14776 12/1952--J/R 145931/1953--J/R 15455 1/1953--J/R 16261 03/1953--J/R 18124 1952--J/R 19902 12/1953--J/R 20658 02/1954--J/R 21720 12/1953--J/R 23555 1954--J/R 24274 1954--J/R 25618 12/1954--J/R 25079 1/1955--J/R 25741 05/1955--J/R 29869 11/1955--J/R 30963 11/1955--J/R 3183110/1955--J/R 32465 11/1955--J/R 33340 1/1956--J/R 35466 1/1957--J/R 35671 12/1956--JB/MR 37200 06/1957--JB/MR 39547 12/1957--JB/MR 39012 1/1958--JB/MR 39648 1/1958--JB/MR 42533 1/1959--JB/MR 42677 12/1958--JB/MR 43367 1959--JB/MR 45648 1/1960--JB/MR 45693 12/1959--JB/MR 46009 02/1960--JB/MR 47648 12/1960--JB/MR 47907 12/1960--JB/MR 48069 01/1961--JB/MR 48219 01/1961
Approximate Production data for each year.
1949 750 vehicles -1950 5347 -1951 5051 -19524098 -1953 5027 -1954 6000 -1955 6894 -19563169 -1957 3284 -1958 3131 -1959 2965 -19602516 -1961 362
Total produced 48620


Ardingly Vehicle Show 12/7/09. Picture taken by Clive Barker.