A vintage car park?

A vintage car park?

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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Funny old J type world.

It's a funny old J type world, for small group of vehicles we have so many "different" type of owners. We have a couple of wheeler dealers, a few van customiser's, a couple of true enthusiasts but who have turned "strange" and the motley rest of us.
Business people who buy vans and turn them into ice cream and fish and chip vehicles while existing ice cream vans are for sale and there seem to be no takers.
A rough ice cream van moved from Scotland to be a static van outside a chip shop but it would appear that it has been re-sold and has gone back to Scotland to be out side a restaurant.
Now the pictures below are of a well known J type in New Zealand, why has this van not been saved?
Located in Golden Bay, its not hard to find, what is wrong with it? Come on save this van. If its all about money buy it and export it to the UK and live for a few years off the profit....

Nice Fiat steering wheel and instruments.

Even the grill chrome is good.
 Below is another van having a repaint, its coming along well.
The owner request his details are kept private.
From one of my recent postings, nobody it would seem is interested in the GPO stamped tyre. Also having only had two replies which both agree the chassis is from a Morris Y type van.
Two more links have been added to this site which you might find interesting. They are the Car and Classic web site for vehicle sales and the Old Classic van forum site, do take a look.

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.