Christmas time again?

Christmas time again?

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Saturday, 29 August 2015

Recently posted on Facebook.

Found in Adelaide and is now in Sydney with its new owner.
Said to be the 6th oldest in the world, this has to be confirmed.
Looks a great project.


Wednesday, 19 August 2015

A restoration project emerges from the undergrowth.

The van as found and has been purchased by a J van owner to safe guard its future, J.B. is looking to sell it on to an enthusiast who will restore this early 1951 van. It's a great restoration project.
There could be replacement sides and roof from a donor van, flat packed many years ago to help with the restoration.
The engine is there, the radiator has been ripped out but the front panel survives, wheels are missing but with the very active J van clan out in Oz, the missing items should not be a problem to obtain. Check out J.B's blog for further details.

Monday, 17 August 2015

A Sunicrust bread van has recently changed hands.


This Van has recently been sold in Australia located about 200 km West of Melbourne.
It was a Baker's bread delivery van for all its life, and when the driver retired, his boss said "The van is old and to be retired - take it home as a present, and thankyou for your good work".
The Van sat on his property under pine trees for many years. The owner restored "Skoda cars" and never got round to restoring the van. I understand he died recently, and all his estate was sold. I saw the van about 8 years ago, and the body was getting very thin at that time after years of exposure to "Acid rain" from the pine trees.

Many thanks J.B. who is our man in Oz for this story.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Radio Times this weeks edition.




232 ALB, the well known film and TV JB van, never yet seen it at a rally, last spotted doing Children in Need. Thanks to A.L for the tip off and all the information.

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.