1953

1953
1953: Denmark....Morris vans are delivered to the brothers Hoffmann factory. Thorvald Søndergaard Pedersen, closest to the van

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Thursday, 10 November 2011

Some GPO J type van data. A few months hard work here, going over old lists. I like to share, unlike some sites, please feel free to copy anything on this site for your own use.

GPO Fleet, Postal vans just had a fleet number, 
Telephone vans had a pre-fix of U which stood for Utility.

LUU 572 – 970   41308 – 41706   Morris J  100cf. mailvan
          971   42490              “       “       “
(610 with ‘Demister’ & Fog lamp. 634 = J531 Jersey. 
971 sold to Cyprus 4/51)
MLB 591 – 969   42491 – 42869   Morris J  100cf. mailvan

MLH 567 – 634   42881 – 42948   Morris J  100cf. mailvan
MYE   1 – 158   43204 – 43361      “       “       “
(104-6,8,9-26,9-47,9-54,6-8 had opening o/s windscreens)
MYF 492        U58826           Morris J  10cwt Utility (Prototype)
MYF 856 – 951   44060 – 44155   Morris J  100cf. mailvan
NXO   2 – 251   44857 – 45106      “       “       “
(115/129 to Jersey as J15121/J8363 – 249 to Cyprus Postal Dept. 4/54)
NYH 280 – 414  U66436 – U66570  Morris J  10cwt. Utility
 “  416 – 428   45515 – 45527      “   “  100cf. mailvan
 “  432         17054              “      Planning (Utilibus)
OYF 224 – 318  U67526 – U67620     “   J  10cwt. Utility
 “  332 – 841   50239 – 50758      “   “  100cf. mailvan
PGO   2         17110              “   “  R.I. van
 “   35 – 119   50762 – 50846      “   “  100cf. mailvan
(2 later re-regd 461 DJJ, it had a coachbuilt,largely 
wooden body apart from a std. front end)
PUL 435 – 456  U68407 – U68428     “   J  Planning
 “  480 – 611  U68429 – U68560     “   “  10cwt. Utility
RGJ 980 – 999   52246 – 52265      “   “  100cf. mailvan
RGK   1 – 490   52266 – 52755      “   “    “      “
 “  491 – 663  U69827 – U69999     “   “  10cwt. Utility
 “  664 – 730  U76000 - U76066     “   “    “      “
(9/11 to Jersey as J 17504/5)
RLB 725 – 784  U76475 – U76534  Morris J  Planning
SGH 479 – 572   53337 – 53430      “   “  100cf. mailvan
 “  573 – 609  U77490 – U77526     “   “  10cwt. Utility

 “  610 – 666  U77527 – U77583     “   “  Planning
SLO  26 -  65  U79004 – U79043     “   JB    “
 “   66 – 345   54327 – 54606      “   J   100cf. mailvan
 “  346 – 565   54607 – 54826      “   JB    “      “
(326 to Cyprus 11/56)
SXH 227 – 246  U79941 – U79960     “   J   Planning
 “  380 – 504  U79123 – U79247     “       10cwt. Utility
(237 with large rotatable roof ariel for use as a R.I. van)
TGC 309 – 356  U79892 – U79939  Morris J   Planning
 “  666 – 770  U79961 – U80065     “   “   10cwt. Utility
UXH 981 – 999   56204 – 56222      “   JB  100cf. mailvans
UXV   1 -  61   56223 – 56283      “   “    “       “
 “  379 – 396   56284 – 56301      “   “    “       “
 “  397 – 628   60000 – 60231      “   “    “       “
 “  650 – 658  U80906 – U80914     “   J    Planning
WLA   1 – 326   60974 – 61299      “   JB   100cf. mailvan

XXD 814 – 914   61911 – 62022      “   “      “       “

YLH  74 -  91  U82474 – U82491     “   J    10cwt Utility
 “  417 – 959   62648 – 63190      “   JB   100cf. mailvan
 “  962 – 981  U82496 – U82515     “   “    Planning
YXF   1 -  45  U82516 – U82560     “   J       “
 “  989 – 993  U84334 – U84338     “   JB      “
(1-45 + 989-993 some used as R.I. vans)

807 – 857 BLE  U84339 – U84389  Morris J    Planning
392 – 491 BYY   64938 – 65037     “    JB   100cf. mailvan
492 – 496  “   U85024 – 85028     “    “    Planning
922 – 949  “   U85212 – U85239    “    “       “
(492-496 some use as R.I. vans)
598 – 729 BXE   65120 – 65251   Morris JB   100cf. mailvan
311 – 334 BXY  U86015 – U86038    “    “    Planning
615 – 619  “   U86171 – U86175    “    “        “ 


This blog got a couple of hits from Vietnam today Hue and Hanoi ( that is Central Vietnam and North Vietnam) from John B, who even when on holiday took time out to check on the J type world, thanks John, a true enthusiast.
LYM 297 has chassis number 6733, this has been confirmed by The J type register who have added pictures of the van to their website in it's correct location, yes a nice early van, the 2nd oldest UK van in fact.

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.