Sold for £31,500
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: SXY 262
Chassis No: JR34824
MOT: May 2022
The Morris Commercial J-type van was launched by Morris Commercial in 1949 and produced until 1961. After the formation of the British Motor Corporation in 1952, by the merger of Morris' parent company, the Nuffield Organization, and Austin, the Commercial name was dropped and the van was marketed as the Morris J-type. The van followed the emerging trend of having forward controls and sliding doors on each side. It was made in both left- and right-hand drive versions and fitted with a 1476cc four-cylinder side-valve engine based on the one used in the contemporary Morris Oxford MO cars. As well as complete vehicles, the J-type was also supplied in chassis form to external body makers and it appeared, amongst other uses, as a pick-up, tipper truck, ice cream van and milk float like the sale example.
Delivered new to the Maypole Dairy of Finsbury, ‘SXY 262’ was taken off the road in 1977 by its second keeper. Fitted with Mini wheels to facilitate hibernation in a small garage, the Morris lay undisturbed until being acquired by the vendor in 2006. Work on an extensive, ‘ground up’ restoration began shortly thereafter and took five years to complete. The vendor undertook much of the renovation himself but tasked Fairmile Restorations of Worcester with refurbishing the former milk float’s bodywork and paintwork. Offered with original driver’s handbook and workshop manual, copy parts book, technical drawings, Winter radiator cover and collection of invoices / old tax discs. Described as one of the best side valve J Types available, it is no wonder the vendor currently grades its engine, transmission, electrical equipment, interior trim, bodywork and paintwork all as ‘excellent’. A rare opportunity.
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Auction: Imperial War Museum Duxford, 26th May, 2021
Imperial War Museum
Tuesday 25th May from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 26th May 2021 from 9am
12.5% (plus VAT @ 20%)
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