MOR­RIS J VAN

Unique Cars - - ONES THAT GOT AWAY -

Those who are get­ting on a bit will re­mem­ber these lit­tle Mor­ris vans. They were ab­so­lutely ev­ery­where dur­ing the 1950s and 60s, used as postal vans, road ser­vice ve­hi­cles for stranded mo­torists and of course for bread de­liv­er­ies. Most ended up as scrap or serv­ing as gar­den sheds mi­nus their nar­row and in­cred­i­bly tough rear axle as­sem­blies. Those were do­nated in con­sid­er­able num­bers to speed­way hot rods and early Mod­i­fieds. How many J vans sur­vive is un­known but there is a lo­cal club and a Face­book page and a su­perb one that is a Sum­mer­nats reg­u­lar.

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