A vintage car park?

A vintage car park?

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Friday, 13 April 2012

Update on recent sales.

An Austin 101 was recently advertised in a couple of classic magazines.
The advert was,
1960 Austin 101 pick-up.
1622cc engine fitted.
New tyres.
Tax exempt.
The vehicle sold very quickly and is with the new owner in the Bristol area.
The new owner (W.G.) of the Martin Walter mini-bus that sold recently on e-bay has made contact, we have exchanged a few e-mails and the new owner assures me "that the van is NOT going to be cut, no high top extensions / ice cream conversions. The main objective is to have a van that remains authentic, without damage to the original body. But it will be out and about, hopefully raising the profile of the our family business and that of the J van, if we can save some of the abandoned vans we see pictures of on your blog that would be a bonus".
What good news this is, the owner is also going to be doing a blog on the restoration of the van.  As soon as I know the detail of this I will post a link to it on this site. One of the first items he is looking for is a 3 speed gearbox, as the van is missing it,so if you can help, please let me know.
I have had a couple of people comment on the J van currently on e-bay, looking at the spare doors that come with the van, they both seem to think that there is the remains of a GPO partition in all the bits. Could the whole van be a GPO Postal vehicle? If anybody out there is viewing this van, please obtain the chassis number.

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.