Up at the big House.

Up at the big House.

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Friday, 30 May 2014

Get your cheque books out, JB van for sale.

Auction details,
Charterhouse Auctioneers are pleased to offer this vehicle in their next auction on Sunday 15th June 2014 at the Footman James Bristol Classic Car Show held at the Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6QN.
We are now accepting further entries for this auction, please contact Matthew Whitney at our salerooms.
A 1955 Morris Model J van, rare commercial in barn find condition
£3,000 - 5,000






Very interesting van, this is a JB version and use to be owned by a guy named Tony. Its JB/MR 48582 and is a GPO planners van. What is interesting is this is the youngest JB van known, only a hand full were made after this one. Registered for the road 10th June 1961.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Yet more period pictures.-

Taken from the Facebook page, Save the morris J type van.
Sent in by Les, many thanks mate.
 Is it sad to know, the J van in the above picture is a GPO mail van, you cannot read the number plate but you can see the head and side lamps are mounted on the body and the windscreen rubber on the driver side is slightly thicker meaning an opening windscreen.
Isetta scooter and a JB van with extra long wiper arms.
Thanks Tim in Oz for finding this Buttercup Bread van video. Check out his blog to see the 30 second  advert video.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

More nice pictures!

 Cardiff 2007. The first time I've seen this picture, thanks Phil..better late than never.
 Any idea where this is? Looks to be very early 50's, no indicators fitted to the van, shame the registration numbers cannot be read. It must be a very early mini bus.
Weekend rally, Humber Bridge area?

Monday, 26 May 2014

Kare Jorgen Underhaug's van in Norway.

Kare Jorgen Underhaug, said via the Facebook page "save the morris j" that he wanted other j van owners out there to see his finished van. Also all J van owners are welcome to come and visit him as long as they bring their vans with them.
So here it is.


Nice rare L/H/D van, now chugging around an island, but thankfully now linked by a bridge to the main land.

Friday, 23 May 2014

A re-paint for an old friend.

The well known static Cafe sign on the South Island of New Zealand has had a small make over, from orange and grubby brown it's now in a fetching shade of one coat white.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

More period pictures, thanks M.P. great stuff as always.



 The first picture of a Milk Float J type on this blog.

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.