The British Army search a bread van for hidden items

The British Army search a bread van for hidden items

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

More J types than you can shake a stick at.

For sale on e-bay.
Morris J type chassis.. Very rare and sort after vintage ice cream van as seen on the main photo are two that have been finished by Whitby Morrison.
This is being put up for auction with no reserve so don't miss out.
You are bidding for the one that needs to be finished.. It has engine and gearbox and very good chassis.
Call me if you have any questions 07540141261
You can tell its a J from the inside view.
Not the best picture of a vehicle for sale.
This vehicle has been a project for many years, its not a project for the novice.
Original registration Number was 5027 N. Also it has an Austin chassis plate, JB/AR.
Needs a fair bit of work.

Here are 3 pictures when it was on e-bay the last time, about a year ago.

Two conversion's already in their ice cream fleet. The badge on 942 BYY looks a bit low or is the chrome grill edge a bit wide? Now 942 BYY is a bit strange, I have recorded on my list 949 BYY as a GPO planners van from March 1960, I don't have 942, so another one to add to the list.

Now another fully restored van is on e-bay and also in various other classic vehicle magazines.
Its the well restored JB van dating from 1st January 1959.

Excellent condition, zero vat item. for more information ring Ian 07711 880510 This vehicle is advertised elsewhere, we reserve the right to remove listing if sold.

Now the North African van I recently featured, well it turns out this is advertising a restaurant in Morocco.

Thanks to Charlie in Canada for the added information.

Another New van to me, is this one owned by Bernie Stewart.
An Austin 101, unknown chassis number or date of registration, I cannot find any trace of it on any government vehicle data base, and yet here it is.

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.