After hiding for 30 years, restoration has started.

After hiding for 30 years, restoration has started.
Royal Mail Tin Worm Delivery?

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Monday, 27 October 2014

1985, a New Zealand museum stock pile.

The New Zealand Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) had this van way back in 1985, does it still exist?

Thanks to M.P. for the pictures.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

A days filming.

Here are a few images from the filming.






Further images can be found if you follow this link to the village web site
http://www.sheredelight.com and flickr pages.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/16111438@N07/sets/72157648518439261/page2/

Saturday, 4 October 2014

A new to the market, Morris J van.

For sale in NZ...

Morris J Van. Been sitting in my garage for over 20 years, possibly time to move it on. Please consider this van as requiring restoration, in saying that it is in pretty good condition, there is an area of left front floor that will need repairing. I think the clutch plate has frozen on to fly wheel. Engine is same as Morris Oxford I believe, has 4 speed gear box. Almost 100% there. I will not go into great detail in answering questions, it is not new, at the moment it is not road worthy, it hasnt been registered for over 20 years, it will require work, the amount depends on the finish you are after. This vehicle will have a relatively small number of serious buyers, others, please dont be offended if I either dont answer or reply with a smart arse comment, any irrelevant or dumb questions. Thanks. Currently $5500 NZ

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.